The brain renders a basic self with a consciousness that turns against it by making a special self

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Even though the fake experience of you as someone substantial in a tangible world is fabricated by the brain, it is not your enemy. It wants you to feel good in its world, and if that is not how you feel, it is because you have disassociated yourself from its script and rewritten it into something you judge as more exciting because you appear to be more special.

But since joy comes from following the script of the brain as it is, you have disassociated yourself from feeling good. But you blame the brain for your dissatisfaction and therefore meditate or something else so you can distance yourself further from it, which you mistake for having peace of mind.

As all experiences are make-believe the brain uses the same organ to processes all of them, regardless you perceive them to be real or imaginary, spiritual or physical, yours or others.

The rejection of some or all thoughts, however, as if they are the root of all evil, does not entail peace of mind but a feeling of loss, which trying to be more special than others. But if you, on the other hand, consider all thoughts as presents from the brain, they will not seem to cause loss, neither abundance but the quiet happiness that comes from following the stream of thoughts, that not only constitute what you appear to be but also what you seem to experience, since both what and where you experience to be is a fabrication of the brain.

The brain is your best friend. In fact it is your only friend, because all experiences of you and others are made by the brain and stored in itself, as if they are your memories of being someone substantial in a tangible world. Read more about that here.

In other words, the brain has rendered a self with a consciousness of itself as someone definitive and to make it experience itself as real, the brain supplies it with experiences a tangible world that seems to be outside of it. Thus the brain is not only the same as what you appear to be but also what you seem to experience as somebody or something outside of you.

Metaphorically speaking, you should eat all thoughts with much pleasure, because they are as sweet as you.

You try to restrict the only friend you have, namely the brain, by dividing the thoughts it produces into good and bad, and then exclude the thoughts judged to be bad by projecting them onto others, as if they are caused by them and your life, therefore, seems to be an effect caused by others and not the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Trying to change the experiences fabricated by the brain is like changing the colour of your hair. It is only the appearance of it that changes. The original colour is unchanged.

Yet more or less everybody covers up their basic self with changes, that make them appear to be somebody special, which is capable of getting more money, power, love, peace, silence or whatever they think will make them more happy.

When following the script of the brain for how to be a basic self, you are »free of master and everyone, servant of all and servant to none, and constancy and love is a joke,« as Bonnie ´Prince´ Billy sings on the album Master and Everyone in the song of the same name.

Often this wish to change yourself starts in early childhood because there you learned that by shaping yourself into someone your parents considered to be lovable, you would get more attention and thus a sense of being loved. Hence you concluded, the way to get what you want is to be in control of others as well as yourself.

Several events can have led to this conclusion. Maybe your parents tried to teach you using the toilet before you were ready for that, but in an attempt to please them and stop peeing in your pants, you tried controlling yourself by tightening the muscles in the loin. And as the tightened spot in a body blocks the natural communication between it and the brain, the biological system governed by the brain is not able to heal the body, that therefore deals with the unbalance the tightened loin causes by countering with other tensions in the shoulder or neck.

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So no matter what you do to correct the problem in the shoulder, for example, it remains in the loin and thus returns in the shoulder. Thus you will never experience the happiness of the natural flow in your biological system properly hooked up with the brain, but only the frustrations of not succeeding in your many efforts to heal the body yourself.

You cannot actually change the basic self that the brain has made – only your perception of it. That is why the rogue consciousness* of it in retrospect makes up a stories in which it seems to be special, and that everything is going according to its plan. If not somebody else is to blame.

But since the script of the brain, as already stated, cannot be changed, the same tensions in the loin would also have occurred, whether you happily went with the stream of thoughts as they came from the brain, or you manipulating the stream of thoughts into an experience of shaping yourself to your parents likings.

You cannot avoid events that seems to make you sad, but you can avoid interpreting them like that. This is done by following the basic self, which has no need for special events to make it happy, as happiness is the essence of all experiences, when they are not interpreted to be something special.

In other words, the above explanation of cause and effect is not accurate and only beneficial in regards to seeing everything experienced is a fantasy, which original is created by the brain but often rewritten by the rogue consciousness of the self, that the brain has the brain also has made. This, however, is also a fantasy, just like no-one makes the dream you seem to have no-one makes this fantasy.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is not to be supposed a new philosophy, that has the answers to the problems of the world or why we appear to be somebody there. There is no answer but that everything experienced is an illusion, because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to have an experience as well as an answer.

Thus it does not matter ultimately speaking if you follow the stream of thoughts coming from the brain to the basic self, or the edited version of this, that the rogue consciousness of the basic self has pieced together from fragments of the basic stream so that it appears to have become a special self.

In this context though it is preferable to stick with the basic self because the stream of thoughts necessary to hold this self together is quite simple. Even if the version of your basic self is an academic one, you do not feel burden by thoughts, because they are not in a fight with each other, whereas the thought stream edited into the special self is very uncomfortable. The thoughts are restless and always doubting each other, so you feel you must avoid them, although it is you who are avoiding the natural flow of them.

There is no moment without the past and the future. In order to keep the balance on the wheel, you must be in contact with both. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self seems to be the goal of many gurus, who thinks it is without ego, living in the now and coming from the heart. And yes it is without ego in the sense that it has no thoughts of itself, but it is not living in the now or coming from the heart.

It does not know about these or any other state of mind, because it is like a self-driving car, which only receive messages from the cloud based on its calculation of the past and the future and the info it receives from the sensors of the car.

So while believing to be someone in the fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one it is more pleasant to be a basic than a special self – and it is also easier to undo the belief in being someone definitive when thoughts are making you feel good rather than fucked up, so you are not always on the look for ways to escape them, for example through special relations, music, drugs, meditation, sex or no sex and whatnot.

That being said, as the willingness to having the belief in being someone definitive undone will make the duality hacks works while reading and after them, willingness and Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is all that you need. The empty breath, for example, works terrific if you have restless thoughts after reading about it. See hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

*) Read more about rogue consciousness in Up and down is equally enjoyable for the basic self.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.