To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts [draft]

Just like a self-driving car needs instructions from The Cloud to drive, a human being entirely relies on the brain. Not only does every impulse come from there. All experiences are fabricated there as well, regardless they seem to be yours or others, physical or spiritual. So unless you perceive yourself to be independent of the brain, you are automatically connected with everything in the world where you experience to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
The thoughts that the basic self receives from the brain are tailored to its specific personality. And since that in the case of Alexius is a storeroom manager with an academic mind (read more about that here), a shopping list, for example, is naturally compiled when thoughts pop up about his supply of food.

Should he be in the mood for ice cream, the consciousness of the basic self automatically tunes into the collective frequency for this. Ideas of what to choose, therefore, automatically present itself. Read more about that here.

If the ideas he receives about ice cream are judged to be inappropriate in regards to a specific diet, he may feel guilty about them. But if he only relates to the thoughts as they are and not to a version of them edited in accordance with this diet, he feels delighted.

To make long short, when his perception is out of sync with the script of the brain, he does not feel joy but guilt. And when it is in sync with it, he feels happy no matter what he gets because happiness comes from having a perception that is in sync with the brain.

When one perceives to be a victim of circumstances, one is out of sync with the script of the brain, because it has neither victims or culprits. Fortunately, all what is needed to correct this is to change the perception to it is what it is.

Alexius has lost several businesses, girlfriends and whatnot. As the subsequent sadness was perceived as it is what it is, he did not say no but yes to the script. Thus the brain rewarded him with shots of happiness for being sad. This photo is shot not that long ago after Alexius lost four businesses, his wife and house at the beach, and was living with a new girlfriend in a very little room he borrowed from a friend. Soon he lost that also, but since it was what it was, feelings of loss did not become sticky. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A long time before writing Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, Alexius seemed to be scripted to go bankrupt with the four businesses he was running back then. And so he did without perceiving it as unjust or in any other way to be wrong going down but as it was what it was. Since his perception, therefore, was in sync with the script of the brain, going down felt as entertaining as when he was going up – just like in a rollercoaster (read more about that here). 

Had he, on the other hand, tried to be detached from going down by perceiving it as his karma, for example, he would have been out of sync with the script of the brain. It only causes one thing, namely happiness, which you get regardless of where you appear to go when the perception of it is in sync with the script of the brain.

Believing to be somebody, you can either be the basic or special self. If the script of the brain is perceived as it is, you are the basic self. But if the perception rest on how the script could be, you appear to have changed it and thus to be an independendent and special self who is in charge of itself.

This is not a matter of agreeing with the script but accepting that it cannot be changed, so it is what it is. That does not mean you cannot choose to go right or left, for example, but that the ensuing steps are scripted by the brain in the same way like everything in a video game is set up by its maker.

So not trying to change the script by making a perception that does not relate to it as it is but how you think it should be, you are in sync with it, regardless it seems to make you happy or sad, angry or cheerful, for example, because the brain automatically makes a perception for you that says, it is what it is. Hence all feelings seem equally entertaining.

But if the consciousness that the brain has built into the self goes rogue* and imagine there is more than it is what it is, it tries to manifest this by making a perception of the script so it looks like it is about socialism, nationalism, capitalism, fascism, nazism, liberalism, communism, socialism, humanism, altruism, nativism, nihilism, atheism, sexism, satanism, spiritualism or another ism imagined to make the self more special than the basic self the brain created.

Read more about the rogue consciousness of the basic self in

This perception, however, never manifests itself because the script cannot be changed, only the perception of it. The brain has made a pool of thoughts for that. But since this perception is out of sync with the script, it does not entertain but annoys the special self, no matter how many beautiful words it adds to its perception from the pool of thoughts.

It requires no effort for the basic self to be happy, whereas it takes hard work for the special self just to have a taste of it.

The basic self does not need to impress anybody. It is the whole world because it is in sync with the script of the brain and the whole world is in it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This is why the special self always looks for something to make it feel good. Happiness, however, does not come from something but from the perception that it is what is because that confirms the script of the brain to be something and the brain, therefore, supports you with shots of happiness.

As the special self, contrary to the basic self, believes to be on its own, it has to please those considered to be like-minded, so it is not excluded but included by those it judges to do what is right.

Since almost everyone has chosen to perceive themselves as special and in charge of their own life and happiness, the whole way of perceiving the world is adjusted to doing everything in one´s own way for the sake of oneself and those judged to be like-minded. This could be a small group of people worshipping a guru who promises happiness comes from following his/her teachings. It could also be a bigger group like a country, where you feel together by following the national concepts.

But no matter the size of the group and what seems to keep it together, it is bound to be divided into several groups, because to keep up the image of being special you must go on excluding somebody. Should the special self forget this, it becomes the basic self, which the group immediately reacts upon by threatening it with exclusion unless it reverts to the agreed concepts of the group and excludes what it decides to be wrong.

Although the basic self has no need to be part of any group, it has to show off as it is, if it wants to communicate with the world because knowing the right people is what counts. Fortunately, adjustment is easy for the basic self. It is happily serving the brain, so its personality is relative and therefore, without egoistic goals. Read more about that here.

This does not mean that the basic self is enlightened. No kind of self-awareness survives that (read more about that here). But it means it is closer than the special self to the nothingness from where the brain has conceived it. Hence it is easy to change the perception from it is what it is to dunno what it is and thus be in the bliss of not-knowing. Read more about that here.

If you perceive, that something happened because of what you and others did or not did, or it was your karma, your perception is out of sync with the script of the brain, because all experiences, regardless they appear to be physical or immaterial, are caused by the brain.

If you perceive the stream of thoughts coming from the brain as something different from you, it does not result in happiness. Hence you have to find it where it is not, namely in the right kind of coffee, spirituality or whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
Your perception is in sync with the script of the brain when you do not feel sad. It can be compared to steering clear of the rain when in sync with a weather forecast. In regards to the script of the brain, however, the result is the same whether you consciously rely on it or not because if you are scripted to not get wet, this is how it plays out whether your perception is in sync with it or not.

So if you, for example, are scripted to jog every second day, you cannot jog every day no matter how hard you push yourself. Just like a movie remains the same no matter how you want it to be. When that is perceived as it is what it is, you are in sync with the script of the movie. Likewise, you are in sync with the script of the brain when perceived as it is what it is not how it ought to be. Doing that everything feels good enough as it is, whereas perceived in regards to how it ought to be, nothing feels good enough as it is.

The experiences fabricated by the brain are only believed to be real because otherwise, you would not appear to be somebody at all. This includes the information coming from it that you perceive to a fact.

To be in sync with the script of the brain does not mean you live in the now because the brain has used one second to manufacture the experience you believe in having right now. Thus you have to go back one second in time to be in the now. But one second ago, nothing happened. Each experience produced by the brain is made from out of nothing and not from what it receives from your sensory system, as it claims and you choose to believe is a fact, although you only have the brains word for it, as otherwise you are exposed to be a fantasy of the brain.

Practically explained, the music you hear via AirPlay, for example, travels in the air for more than a second to reach your speaker, so to meet the origin of it, you must go back in time. But going back to the digital media from where it comes, there is no music to be found. There is nothing but ones and zeros. And they make no sounds before an app made by a specific combination those ones and zeros combines more the ones and zeros in such a way that your speaker can produce sounds from them which you perceive as music. It is purely mechanical. There is no soul or anything mystical involved. In other words, the experience of you as someone is virtual.

To be in sync with the experiences produced by the brain, therefore, means that you are in alignment with its fantasy of something made from nothing and thus feel joy from being in it. Not participating in the fiction as it is made by the brain but how you think it should be according to socialistic or spiritual ideas, for example, you never feel good enough because your perception of a new and better world does not change anything in the fantasy of the brain. Just like your perception of a movie does not change its course. It is beyond your control.

Being in sync with the script of the brain feels like using the right tools for an assignment.

Fear does not prevent you from going on when in sync with the flow of thoughts. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
Feeling stressed by the stream of thoughts coming from the brain and trying to slow it down by meditating does not solve the problem, because the flow of thoughts only seems speedy or confusing when you perceive it to be different from by making a perception of it as if you are unique and independent. In other words, the solution to your discomfort is not to stop or change the flow of thoughts but to change your perception of it so that you do not seem to be in control of it but to be controlled by it, which basically is achieved by perceiving the stream of thoughts as it is what it is.

The brain can be compared to Spotify in the sense that it has many playlists to choose from. But no matter what playlist you decide to stream, it will not bring happiness unless you are in sync with it.

The happiness that comes from being in sync with the brain can be compared to the joy, you feel when singing along with a song that you like. And not being in sync can be compared to feeling disturbed by the very same song, because you want to concentrate on something you perceive as better.

You also feel disturbed if you try to go hiking when your leg is broken, whereas you feel happy if you adjust to your current situation and do laid-back things. That being said, to be in sync with the brain may at first seems frightening, but as you do not feel alone when in sync, fear does not prevent you from going on.

In that which is one, no one is at one because that calls for more than one.

Being in sync with the stream of thoughts, you are connected with the brain and all the experiences made by it. Thus you are the body and everything else you experience. Not in a sense, that you are at one, but that the apparent difference between the experiences and the experiencer is not perceived to make a difference. This is not the case with the special self. It wants to stand out, so it uses the experiences to highlight itself as better than others.

EPILOGUE
There is nothing magic about following the GPS instructions when driving your car, nor of following the instructions of the brain when moving your body. It is as easy as pie when your perception is in sync with the instructions, that the brain makes to make you feel assured.

That being said, Alexius only knows about GPS from the movies because he never drives a car and hardly ever uses his smartphone, which should not be understood as this is to be avoided. But that in his case, the self is programmed to get its instructions directly from the brain and not through the medium of a smartphone, for example.

Just like a self-driving car is built to follow its instructions, so is the self. Yet the consciousness that the brain has built into it is free to interpret them in a way so that it seems to be a special self. In other words, when Alexius was programmed to be into gadgets and he therefore always had the latest, his consciousness interpreted that in such a way that he could perceive himself to be special. Read more about the basic self of Alexius here.

It did not last very long, though, because the perception of being special cannot work without also perceiving others to be impressed by it. Since that is hard work, and perceiving itself as it is what it is, requires no effort, Alexius soon returned to the latter and thus the basic self.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, and it is still in the state of a draft.

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