BS2 XXX To be a basic self is to be happy, yet most prefer to be special and sad [DRAFT]

The belief in a body-mind connection is a confusion of levels – just like the physical connection you feel when you communicate with somebody on the internet is an illusion. There is no physical contact. The link is purely mental. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Thanks for passing by. This article is in its very first stages of being written. Alexius is in the process of exploring what to say and how to to do it. You may, therefore, be better off reading another article.

Before reading this article, it is advisable to check out hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one. It has a fundamental introduction to the basic and special self, the brain’s script and how to perceive it, so you automatically are injected with shots of happiness by the brain. The perception ´it is what it is ´ corrects this mistake right away. In hack #4.2 Being a self or no-self, you get the basic info about this perception.

PART 1
The special self is built on combining the psychological feelings that it judges to be negative with physical ones. This combo hides its negativity from the awareness, and it, therefore, appears to be a positive person. To prevent concealed feelings from surfacing and thus destroying this image, it never allows itself to relax unless in a structured way. On the other hand, the basic self has nothing to uphold and hence no need to keep specific psychological feelings at a distance by hiding them in physical ones. Consequently, relaxing happens naturally.

This does not mean that the basic self never explodes of anger, but, contrary to the special self, it does not attempt to hide this feeling behind physical ones, nor does its rage trigger suppressed anger from the past. There is nothing to trigger because everything is perceived as ´it is what it is.´ For the same reason, the present anger is just another fleeting emotion that seems as entertaining as any other feeling produced by the brain.

That being said, nobody is perfect, so there may have been something the basic self forgot to perceive as ´it is what it is´ and instead perceived in a specific way by hiding it is twofold. No problem. It is never too late in perceiving something as ´it is what it is,´ so it is revealed not to be distinct but twofold.

The special self uses much energy to suppress the thoughts and feelings judged as negative or politically incorrect. This it deems necessary for preserving what it believes in being or will become when it lives in the now, come from the heart or whatnot. On the other hand, the basic self has no need to appear in a special way and, therefore, no need to suppress something that has been judged as wrong.

The special self* does not want to see itself for better and worse, so it excludes everything from its awareness of itself that does not ratify its high-minded image of what it is or will be in the future when it is transformed. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2
Being the basic self and thus perceiving every moment as the perfect one (read more about that here) does not necessarily mean the body is perfect. But since the basic self perceives its reaction to its condition as ´it is what it is,´ it feels good regardless of the body. In Alexius body, for example, there is chronic inflammation in the lungs, although he never has been smoking. And he has had several operations on the heart, even though he always has been eating healthy and exercising. One leg is shorter than the other, and one of his eyes hardly works. He has rhinitis and whatnot. The list goes on.

Most of the time, he does not try to change what cannot be altered. Sometimes, though, he turns into the special self in an attempt to make things better. But since this attempt is based on not feeling good enough and therefore enhances that feeling, frustration builds up until he returns to the perception of the basic self, namely ´it is what it is,´ and thus feels good enough he is.

This is not to say that you do not take care of the body when you are grounded in the basic self because regardless of being that or the special self, you are bound to follow the instructions of the brain, which includes taking care of the body by brushing its teeth, for example. However, the special self does not like to follow orders, so although it does what it is assigned to do, it covers up its obedience by a perception in which it appears to be in charge or is going with the flow.

As this perception is out of sync with the script of the brain, the special self does not feel happy but rejected, which it projects on the body, that does not know how to deal with this feeling since it is made to deal with physicality only. Thus the problem turns into a psychosomatic disorder that cannot be healed until the sick idea of mixing body and emotions is dropped, so the body is free to heal itself, and the emotional problems can be dealt with in the non-physical sphere where they were conceived.

The multiplication of thoughts needed to construct an image of you as an independent being results in stress, and thus a tired body tired. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
When you do not suppress feelings by holding back the breath or try to alter it with yoga exercises or something else that stops its natural rhythm, you are effortlessly in sync with the flow of thoughts as they come from the brain. And since not too many thoughts are needed to uphold the construction of you as a basic self, the flow of thoughts does not seem to be disturbing but entertaining.

That is until the consciousness, the brain has installed in the basic self that it made, thinks it knows better than its maker and plots against it to become independent so it can be in charge of its appearance. This, however, requires a more complicated construction of thoughts than the simple one accumulated by the brain to fabricate the basic self in which the consciousness resides.

The rogue consciousness,* therefore, perceives the basic self in such a way that fear holds back the breath long enough for the thoughts flowing along with it to be imprisoned and thus force their way out of this locked-in moment by multiplying themselves.

In reality, nothing is missing because reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be be missed.

But when they are out, they continue their frantic movement inside the special self, which, therefore, feel completely different from the basic self and the laid-back stream of thoughts the brain produces to support it. But the rogue consciousness* does not want the restless stream of thoughts to slow down and find the rest that comes from being in sync with the basic self because they stop multiplying. Thus there will not be enough thoughts to make up a plausible story of why it is more exciting to be a special than a basic self, even though the basic one is so happy.

You cannot make the world better, but you can make your perception of it better, so it is in sync with the experience that the brain renders to make you feel entertained. This is automatically done by the brain when there is no interference from you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Thus it organises the thoughts into pairs, not of love though but interdependency, as they each need the other to confirm its apparent existence. The first pair, which is in charge of all the other pairs, consists of a judge, who determines what thoughts are good and bad, and an executioner, who excludes the thoughts its partner has sentenced to be bad so that the rest, namely those thoughts judged as good, can be compiled into a construction that makes up a special self that is perceived to be better than the basic one made by the brain.

Read more about this twosome in the paragraph The world is a construction of fragmented thoughts in Every moment is the perfect moment – also for dying in the rainforest.

This image of a self that is better than others and independent of the brain, the rogue consciousness* keeps together by hiding the excluded thoughts in obscure parts of the body, where the suppressed energy of them mess up the natural flow of the breath and thus the stream of thoughts used to keep the body healthy. The special self, therefore, concludes it is better if it takes care of the body itself.

As you can see, to be special and independent requires much work. And since it is not rewarded with a sound body but one with psychosomatic disorders, the special self feels quite confused, contrary to the basic one who happily makes the brain take care of it.

However, this does not necessarily mean that the basic self has a sound body, but that if it gets sick, it is caused by a physical disorder and not a psychological one. It may also be that the script for the body has been stitch together so that parts of it do not function so well.

There is no need to change yourself into something special. You are good enough as you are. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But as the happiness of the basic self does not depend on appearance, this makes no difference. It may even be helpful. The bad functioning body of Alexius, for example, makes it easy for him to slow down physically and in an effortlessly way, use all his energy to write Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings.

Please be aware, it is not possible to change the basic self into a special one. But it is possible to change the perception of the basic self so that it seems to become a special self. Since this is self-deception, the perception of change is out of sync with the script of the brain. This is why so much confusion arises from this perception.

Fortunately, if not edited, confusion ignites a take-off to the empty breath,* that makes you indifferent to the exciting experiences that seem to come from perceiving oneself to be special.

While appearing to be in a body, enjoy the physical sensations from food and sex, for example, but do not count on those bodily experiences for your emotional wellbeing. That the body cannot provide that. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

INTERLUDE:

The special self does not know any of its feelings. Emotions are something it talks about but never feels. To prevent itself and others from knowing what it feels, it hides its emotions from its awareness by projecting them onto the body.

Feelings come in pairs, hate and love for example. To know when you are in love, you must have felt hatred and vice versa. But since the special self* always excludes the unpleasant part of a pair from its awareness, it never knows what it feels and thus what it wants, so everything nothing seems to be good enough. This, of course, is corrected the moment you stop excluding feelings perceived as negative. However, since including them would destroy the carefully created image of being perfect, the special self* keeps on excluding the feelings that ruin its appearance of perfectness.

 


To uphold the image of itself as a positive person, the special self avoids all feelings perceived as unfavourable, for example, sexual lust, power strivings, selfishness, greed, envy, anger and rage, by hiding them in the body. And to make sure that nobody discovers that it still contains these feelings, it projects them onto the others.

But since everything in the script of the brain* comes in pairs, it is not possible to experience positivity without negativity, and vice versa. Thus the suppression of negative emotions does not make the special self* positive but someone living in denial and, therefore, out of sync with the script of the brain.*

Had the feelings perceived as unfavourable not been excluded, they would automatically have been included.* And since they, therefore, meet their opposing feeling of positivity, they are whole, which feels good. So does feeling happy/sad, that is the combo arising from losing the interest in the former relations based on exclusion. Read about inclusion versus exclusion in Hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure bliss.

 

 

There is no truth to extract from Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. They are a part of a world where there seems to be more than one. But here is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless, so such a world is non-existing. The differentiation of a basic and special self, therefore, is nonsense.

Any experience they seem to have is an illusion, and that there are three different ways of perceiving that is just as illusionary. But if it is beneficial in exposing that, the purpose of the absurdity is fulfilled, and you do not have to read more.

APPENDIX
The special self does not know its psychological emotions, only what it is supposed to experience if somebody is too late for an appointment, for example, or something terrible according to its theories of right and wrong. This it does not feel either because the disappointment or rejection is suppressed in explanations of being unjustly treated.

Anything explainable is mental and thus not an emotion.

The moment the special self stops justifying these made-up feelings, they are exposed to be as fake as how special you believe to be. Nothing in the script of the brain is about justice, and you cannot be anything else than planned by the brain. Its whole design is about entertainment and perceiving every feeling as it is what it is, that is what you get.

Hence there is no need to avoid giving or receiving emotions to make the world appear as if it will be per the theories you have of a better world. That is why all feelings, though experienced to be different, are perceived to be neutral. So, just like getting wet in the rain does not change what you are, nor does getting angry or glad.


*) Read more about the brain´s script and rogue consciousness in


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

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