When everything is perceived as ´it is what it is´ you are relieved [draft]

The special self is to be compared to a con man. The more it can deceive others into believing that its show is real, the better it feels about itself. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self never tries to look professional, so if this is what it appears to be, it is how the script of the brain is compounded. The special self, on the other hand, always tries to look perfect because it does not believe, it is carried by the script of the brain but the rules of society, which are meant to suppress natural instincts in favour of a spotless appearance.

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The special self always fears to miss events it perceives to be important because it wants to be part of something special. The basic self, on the other hand, perceives itself to be hooked up with the brain, and since it is the one producing the experience of all things, the basic self is part of everything that can be experienced. Consequently, it has nothing to miss as long as it does not believe it is independent of the brain.

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The approach of the basic self can be compared to buying an album from an artist and listen to all of it, whereas the special self prefers to stream the album so it can exclude the tracks that do not fit into its special image (read more about that here).

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A game like Monopoly has the same goal as the special self, namely to be a winner by taking everything from everybody. This is not the goal of the basic self, though. It has no intention of being or having something, that sets it apart from the whole.

It does not know the concept of individuality. Nor does it know, that the special self thinks, it is possible to do things in its own way and pace because, just like in Monopoly, everybody, regardless the colour of their car, has to move by the dice (read more about that here).

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Like a self-driving car, the basic self follows the instruction it receives without favouring anybody in particular. Hence it automatically does what is in the interest of everybody.

The special self, on the other hand, always perceives the instructions coming from the brain so that they appear to be about how much it can get for itself for as little as possible at anybody’s expense. Should somebody be hurt by this, it blames them for it and states it to be fact by saying »Look what you made me do.

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As the special self always waits for something better, it is stuck in a prison of expectations. The basic self, on the other hand, hopes for nothing and therefore free from the fear of not getting enough. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Just like a self-driving car follows the commands of The Cloud, the self, whether basic or special, serve the brain. But unlike a self-driving car, the self has a consciousness that can choose how to perceive itself. When this perception is in sync with the script of the brain, the self automatically has an impersonal approach to everything. But when the perception of the self is centred around its own being, as it is more important than others, it is not in sync with the script because it favours nobody in particular.

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For the special self, everything is first and foremost about itself, so when a relative has been injured in a traffic accident, for example, the typical response is »How could you do it to me.«

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Inside what you believe to be, the brain has implemented a consciousness so you can perceive yourself as someone definitive. If this consciousness feels controlled by the experiences, the brain produces and tries to edit them by perceiving them as if you are in control and a more relevant being than others, you feel alone because your perception is not in sync with the brain anymore because what it says cannot be changed. Like in a game, everybody must go where the dice tells them to go.

Just like nations is a mental concept, so is being Spanish, English, a human or any other being.

Knowing this and that all experiences are a construction of the brain, it seems obvious to perceive them as they are and not as they ought to be, so you can have a laid-back life instead of going through all troubles to make it look like you are in control of it.

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Since our experience of the world, where we appear to be somebody, is fabricated by the brain (read more about that here), we feel connected when we follow the rules of the brain and unconnected when we try to change them.

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The special self is continuously on the lookout for more love, realisations, or whatever makes it appear to be and have more than others. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you perceive yourself to fail in something, your perception is out of sync with the script of the brain, because according to that, it is what it is. Thus you are good enough as you are. The perception is also out of sync if you believe it was due to strong will power, that you lost weight, for example. The only reason you did so was that you were scripted to do that. But the perception of your new look is not out of sync with the script of the brain if you perceive it as it is what it is.

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Because the special self has fabricated a story in which it is in charge of its own life independently of the brain, it feels lost if it does not experience to be connected with somebody else. Thus getting likes on Facebook is very important. But no matter how many it gets, it is never enough because its independence is based on the idea that there must be more.

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According to the special self, there must be something bigger, that will relieve it from its troubles because if not, everything seems to be hopeless. Yet hopelessness is what sets it free from the future and thus from worrying about it.

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Although neither the basic or special self never causes anything, the special self fools itself into believing it is in charge by perceiving past events in such a way that it seems to have caused them.

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In the past, the special self set up a story of hate and revenge to use as the foundation for how to perceive the present, so that it seems to justify its hatred and to confirm its past the judgment of others as evil. And since the past, therefore, appears to repeat itself, the special self can rest assured in its perception of itself as good and others as bad.

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For the special self, it is always about coming back to the way it was. This is not so for the basic self. It does not know how it was. Actually, neither does the special self. It is the story it has composed about the past that it wants to manifest in the present so it seems everything always has been like it perceives it to be.

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The special self wants to compare everything new with something old so that the present seems to be conditioned by the past, which it has edited to look like it was caused by itself.

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As the concepts of ´letting go´ implies the one doing it is in charge, and as the basic self is not in charge of anything, it has no need of letting go. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self splits up its perception of others in accordance with its concepts of right and wrong and then expects that they hide or correct what it has labelled as wrong, so it is not bothered by them.

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For the special self, it is all about outdoing those it secretly perceives to be better than itself, so that it can take what it perceives to be its rightful seat as the master of the universe.

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When the perception of every moment is that it is what it is, there is no future to look forward to and therefore no stress. That is why the basic self feels relaxed, and the special self feels tense because it never perceives the present moment like that. Actually, it does not perceive it all. It is busy making an exciting perception of the future, so it seems to be better than the present, and the special self, therefore, can look forward to something exceptional.

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The special self is looking for something, it has never felt before. At least this is what it claims, but as it always compares everything to the past, it is never going to feel something new but remain in a dream of a better future. The basic self, on the other hand, never looks for something better. Thus everything is perceived as it is what it is, except for the enlightenment of that which is one,* of course, because it can neither be experienced or perceived, since that requires more than one.

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The special self wants to outdo everyone it perceives to be better than itself, which is everyone as it secretly perceives itself to not be good enough. The basic self, on the other hand, perceives itself as it is what it is, and that is good enough.

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There are many articles in the news pointing out that hardly any part of the earth is untouched by the damaging impacts of humanity. But there are very few pointing out that hardly any part of a human is untouched by the detrimental ways physicists, psychologists and new agers label every nook and cranny of it so that most feel compelled to adjust their perception of themselves to these rigid definitions instead of the natural flow of thoughts coming from the brain.

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The special self does not survive torture, but the basic self does. It has not added something special to itself, so there is nothing to take away. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Whether you have convinced yourself to indulge in or refrain from sex, the purpose is the same, namely, to enhance the image of you as special.

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The special self hates being told what to do. If it seems avoidable, it makes up a story in which it is detached from what happens and, therefore, not taking orders but going with the flow.

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The legs that seem to make you run in a dream are not yours, because your legs are at rest in your bed. Likewise, what you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one is not that which is you. It rests in that which is one, and as it takes more than one to be somewhere, it is nowhere. Yet it is also everywhere because oneness is formless and therefore endless.

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Alexius is together with you and everybody else no matter what and where you are experienced to be because he does not perceive himself to be different from his experiences.

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Those into New Age teachings may accept that they are not their body, but never that they do not exist at all. Fortunately, such acceptance is not necessary, because there is not somebody to accept it.

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To think we are here to learn something is to limit that which we are because only as somebody definitive do we seem to be able to learn something and we are not somebody definitive but the formlessness of oneness. Luckily, there is no need to learn anything to reveal that. On the contrary, what is needed is to unlearn everything because that which we are cannot learn something since it is that which is one and it takes more than one to learn anything.

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When perceiving every experience as it is what it is, there is no urge to escape anyone of them. Hence the belief in being stuck falls apart, and you do not care what and where you experience to be.

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There are many ways to perceive an experience. When perceived as it is what it is, you are in sync with it. And since the purpose of any experience is to make happy, that is what you feel. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Perhaps you one day are so tired that by mistake you erase your hard disk. It cannot be undone and to hide that you were out of control, you make a perception of it which seems to prove you are a victim of circumstances beyond your control. Hence you do not perceive the moment as it is, but as it should be.

Though you cannot undo what you did, you can undo how you perceived it. If it is perceived as it is what it is, you are in sync with the horror of the moment and, therefore, feel just as entertained by the loss of data as anything else.

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Even though an idea conceived by the special self always results in anxiety, the solution is not to stop it but to perceive the idea as it is what it is. This perception makes it unimportant, wherefore there is nothing to worry about.

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In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs. That is why you cannot feel the happiness of being the basic self without feeling sad as well. But as happiness and sadness are two sides of the same coin, the basic self knows that when it feels sad happiness is included.

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As nothing ever turns out like the special self experts, it is never satisfied. But since all experiences are produced by the brain and the perception of the basic self is in sync with them, it is equally entertained by dissatisfaction as satisfaction. Actually, you cannot feel complete without experiencing them both because, in a world of duality, everything comes in pairs.

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Nor the basic or the special self is in charge of anything. The latter, however, likes to make a perception of the past as if it was in charge of it or a victim of circumstances beyond its control. But no matter how you perceive the past, you have never been in control or preyed on. The brain runs the show, and, like parents look after their kids, it always protects you.

Both the negative and the positive pole in an electrical wire are important. The same applies to negative and positive thinking. Read more about that here.

Unlike parents, though, the brain does not perceive good to be better than evil, but as a pair which is useful for entertaining you. Thus apparently evil things may happen to you. But when they are perceived as it is what it is, you feel just as entertained by apparently negative things as positive things – just like going down in a rollercoaster is as exciting as going up. Actually, you need them both to be entertained.

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Lots of thoughts seem to pop up when you try to become more prosperous, spiritual, free and whatnot because more thoughts are needed to perceive yourself to be and have more. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you see pink – also called magenta or fuchsia – in the above image, you do not perceive it as it is because pink is not included in the experiences the brain produces.

Theoretically speaking pink is the complementary colour to lime green, but there is a gap in the colour wheel where this colour should be. And as the special self craves order and consistency, it fixes the problem by internally mixing red and purple into pink each time it theoretically speaking should see that colour (read more about that in The closer you look, the less you believe what you see is real).

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When the perception is that it is what it is, there is no rush to finish anything to feel complete. Should you forget this, it is what it is.

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Since the basic self perceives everything as it is what it is, it has no personal need to meet somebody. However, just like its body must have food to survive, its psyche has to participate in communication to endure.

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The special self never perceives anything as it is what it is, but I know what it is, which it believes it can prove by adding because of this and that.

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If we based on experience expect that expiration will be followed by inhalation, we do not perceive the moment as it is but how it ought to be. Thus we will fight for the next breath when death sets in while being in the moment as it is, we will be at peace.

In other words, appearing to be someone definitive is easy when there are no expectations of balance, coherence, rationality, consistency or whatever concepts the special self needs to lean on to perceive every moment as l know what it is instead of it is what it is.

See the article The closer you look, the less you believe what you see is real about how the special self fills the perceived gaps in its experiences with something that attests to its perception of the world as I know what it is.

This is not to say that you cannot wish or plan for something in the future. The brain does not differentiate between past, present and future, nor reality and fantasy. Read more about that here. Everything experienced – spiritual, material or immaterial – is emptiness twisted by the brain into something that is going to entertain you when perceived as it is what it is.

See also ´It is what it is´ vs ´I know what it is´ vs ´Dunno what it is´.


*) Read about the enlightenment of that which is one in hack #5-7, Inner senses, enlightenment and glimpses of it.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.