Notes on perceptions [draft]

When there is nothing judged to be something, there is not anything to be excited about. Hence there is no expectation of something that can prevent the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you perceive every experience you seem to have as ´it is what it is,´ you are in sync with the script of the brain.* But when you start to wonder what it is that you experience and conclude ´I know what it is,´ you are out of sync with the script of the brain,* because whatever you do not know it.

There is no meaning to be found in your experiences, nor are they yours. That is an illusion created by the brain, which generates all the with only one purpose, namely to entertain the self it has made, and you believe in being as otherwise you obviously are nothing.

If you expect happiness to come when your hayfever is over, you will not feel the happiness that comes from being with the present experience.

The experiences you seem to have will continue as scripted by the brain,* regardless of how you perceive them. If, however, your perception is in sync with the script of the experience, the brain injects you with shots of happiness. Actually, it also does that if your perception is out of sync with the script,* but because this is based on you believing to know what is best, you expect happiness to come from something you categorise as right. Thus you do not notice the happiness that comes from the brain because it is not caused by anything in particular but being with everything as it is.

Maybe there are times when you do not want to be happy because being that, you do not care to revenge the unjust you perceive somebody has inflicted upon you and thus should be punished for. But not being happy and thus sad, you are the one being punished.

In other words, it is in your own best interest to be in sync with the script of the brain.* That is as long as you partake in its game of being somebody. If you do not mind being nobody, you perceive the experiences it produces as ´dunno what it is´. Hence you enter a state of not-knowing and its bliss of nothing.

This does not mean that the script of the brain* changes, but that you are indifferent to it because there is no need to be confirmed as somebody by it.

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If you want the satisfaction of duality, it is essential not to be focused on anything in particular. The same applies if you want to undo the belief in duality. Since the perception ´it is what it is´ cancels out anything specific, you kill two birds with one stone by applying it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a video game, everything is predetermined. No matter what you choose to do, the subsequent events have already been arranged, likewise, in a world of duality. You can choose between different stories going on inside your head. But no matter which one you settle for, your next step is decided in advance by the brain. It cannot be changed. You can, however, choose how to perceive your reaction to that step.

When you choose to perceive your reaction as ´it is what it is´ it is experienced to be two-fold, and since you are in a world of duality, the result is satisfaction. But if you perceive your reaction as ´I know what it is,´ it seems singular and, therefore, incompatible with duality. Hence you do not feel satisfied but frustrated by duality. Unfortunately, most think the solution is to get rid of duality. Yet it is the other way around.

Playing the game of duality you confirm non-duality because it is formless and therefore endless, wherefore it is the sole reason for the experience of duality. And also the reason, duality is not real. Read more about that in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.

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Not storing thoughts and feelings in the body or projecting them onto the world, they are in you but nowhere specific, so neither are you. Hence you are not stuck as someone definitive in a world of duality. This does not mean you need to bring back all the thoughts and feelings you have disassociated yourself from. The willingness to do so is sufficient. It is set forth by perceiving your reaction to any present thought or feeling as ´it is what it is

The result of this is not that you know who you are because it requires more than one to know something and there is no more than that which is one since it takes more than one to have a shape, wherefore it is formless and therefore endless.

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Do not hide your reaction to something by making a story in which you are unimpressed or detached. Instead, feel your response, so you can decide what it means and perceive that as ´it is what is.´ This expands the interpretation of your reaction, so it is not limited to you being angry, for example, but complemented with being calm. Since twofoldness makes you feel fulfilled, you have no urge to uphold a single-minded image of yourself. Thus you, sooner or later, forget what and where you are, which is the invitation the enlightenment of that which is one has been waiting for. Read more about that in hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one, Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The purpose of assigning a singular meaning to an experience is to appear as if you are in the know and thus in control of your life. But insisting on that, you miss the joy of togetherness because it does not come from a singular but twofold point of view.

Just like you feel alive from the twofoldness of breathing in and out, you feel fulfilled when psychological pairs of duality, love and hate for example, are not separated but dynamically interact with each other. This interaction, however, takes away the feeling of control, so most split it up. They separate hate from love by projecting a romanticised version of love on somebody and hatred on a vulnerable part of their own body.

When they perceive what they have decided that hate or love is as ´it is what it is,´ they undo this separation. If they have classified hate as weakness, for example, it reveals that it is paired with strength. Since the interplay of this polarity, like any other, brings about the relaxation of duality, you may not notice, you have no need to hold onto a pretty image of love outside of yourself by hiding hate in your body.

Others, therefore, are set free from your romanticised projections of love. And your body is no longer used as a means to hide your hatred, wherefore it stops defending itself against your attacks. In other words, the parts of the body you have kept tight to hide specific feelings of hate there are healed by the dynamic interaction of love and hate. 

If those parts suffer from physical illness as well, they must be attended to materially. Perhaps with the help from a health care professional. But if the body is not occupied by fending off your psychological issues, it is often capable of restoring itself. That is why physical illness starts with withdrawing the non-physical matters you have projecting onto it. Read more about psychosomatic disorders in hack #4.4 To be a basic self is to be good enough.

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Since non-duality is formless and therefore without beginning and end, it is everything. This does not mean it includes the experience of duality. On the contrary, formlessness cannot be experienced, so everything experienced is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are written within the reality of duality. They do not claim to be non-dual or to know what it is, since that requires more than one. But they claim to know what is not non-duality, namely everything experienced because it takes more than one to be conscious of something.

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The perceptions described in the above do not have to contain the exact same words. It could also be ´shit happens´ or ´so what,´ or something else. As long as the essence is alike, they work the same. That being said, the perception ´I know what it is´ only works in the sense that it makes you feel special. You are still what, and where the brain wants you to be, which you do not try to change when you rest with the perception, ´it is what it is

Choosing the perception ´dunno what it is,´ you leave the script* behind. Not in a sense, that you are not what and where the brain has planned, but you do not perceive your experience of it as something because you are in the bliss of nothing.

To uphold the perception ´I know what it is,´ you must suppress your actual experience and thus your feelings about it. The two other perceptions do not involve denial. On the contrary, an experience cannot be perceived as ´it is what it is´ or ´dunno what it is,´ if you deny it.

In other words, suffering cannot be avoided  because, without acknowledging the experience of it, you cannot perceive it as ´it is what it is.´ Doing that, however, the experience is no longer definable, wherefore there is no suffering. To spell it out, when perceiving everything as ´it is what it is´ no feeling last. So, like a little child, you go from one mood to the other, and none of them settles down. Since this abstractness is in the world of the inner senses, it leads to glimpses of enlightenment. See hack #5-7.3 The inner senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

Neither the perception ´it is what it is´ or ´dunno what it is´ works if the intention is to get over and done with something. That is unless you perceive this motive as ´it is what it is´ because that flushes out any idea of achieving something specific. If it is perceived as ´dunno what it is,´ there is not something to accomplish because you are in the bliss of nothing.

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Reality is that which is one because it is formless and therefore endless. And as it takes more than one to give or take something, the duality hacks have nothing to give or to take from you. That is why they reveal the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The more you perceive an experience as ´it is what it is,´ the more carefree you feel. Perhaps so much that the perception automatically changes to ´dunno what it is´ and bring about glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one because it is nowhere.

Read here how to see, hear, feel or taste the glimpses of enlightenment. Check out the enlightenment of that which is one versus glimpses of it in hack #5-7.2 The enlightenment of that which is one cannot be found in a world where there seems to be more than one, but glimpses of it can. Find out about the bliss of nothing in hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

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Everything in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is fictitious. There is no similarity to reality because it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. However, since they do not claim to be real, you turn into nobody appearing to be somebody the more you read them. The undoing of the belief in being someone, therefore, seems quite fun.


*) Read about the script of the brain in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 Being a self or no-self, and it is still in the state of a draft.

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