Without the noise of thoughts

The experience of something, whether material, immaterial or spiritual, is an illusion, and so is the one believing to experiencing something because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless, and it takes more than one to be aware of anything. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy is not about transforming yourself or realising the real you, but that what you believe in being or to become is an illusion, as it requires more than one to be someone and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Acknowledging this, it is fun pretending to be a basic self but not a special one. This is what this hack explores.

A video game player has no power to change what and where it appears to be in the game. No matter what the player chooses to do, the subsequent events are prearranged by the game’s creator. Likewise, when you appear to be someone substantial in a world defined by time and space.

Every experience of it unfurls according to the script made by its creator, namely the brain. But unlike the player of a video game, the one experiencing to be someone in a world defined by time and space is not outside of it. What and where you experience being is in the brain and entirely managed by it. In other words, you only exist as a fantasy in the brain.* And the brain only seems to exist because you verify it as real, so you seem to be someone substantial in a tangible world outside the brain.

What the special self sets out to do hardly ever work out because it is not the one in charge. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The brain has programmed the consciousness it has built into you to automatically construct a perception from the pool of thoughts it created for this, so its fantasy world made from nothing is established as something. But if the consciousness goes rogue and want to establish something else, for example a spiritual world, it must seek out those thoughts in the flow of the pool, that can be used for a perception which which differs from the one the brain wants.

However, separating thoughts from others have the same effect as splitting a neutron from an atom nucleus. It sends out more all by itself, that split and sends out more and so on. Thus the price of seeking out specific thoughts for a perception where you seem to be in control is a mess of thoughts that seems to fight each other. This is why behind the confident face of those claiming to be independent, there is much fear.

If the brain´s default perception  is not overridden by one that seems to establish you as the master of the brain, you remain its happy servant, wherefore there is nothing to fear. Being in sync with the brain is like navigating a well-designed website. There is no doubt where to click.

That is why the brain, besides the unchangeable construction of thoughts that make up the script of you as someone in a world defined by time and space, has made a pool with streams of thoughts you can use to perceive your reaction to you the experiences created by the brain. Responding to the experiences of a world defined by time and space confirms it is tangible, and the perception of your reaction confirms you are a substantial being in that world. Thus the brain´s fantasy of you as someone living in a capsule of time and space seems to be real and, therefore, also the maker of it.

In other words, if you do not perceive your response to the experiences as something, what you appear to be is exposed as a fantasy created by the brain from nothing. Hence there does not appear someone to hide, there is no more than the formlessness of oneness. But if you make a perception that substantiates the experiences coming from the brain, it feels like you are someone substantial in a tangible world.

Having a perception in sync with the brain´s script is like being in a silent movie. There is not the noise of busy thoughts making up a special perception. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Actually, to feel this, you do not even have to make a perception yourself. The brain has programmed the consciousness it has built into you to automatically construct a perception from the pool of thoughts it created for this so that its fantasy made from nothing is established as something.

The collection of these thoughts into a perception that ratifies the brain’s world as something outside of the brain sounds like insignificant jabber going on in the background. It can be compared to the sound that comes from the engine of a car, you keep running while taking a break. You hardly notice it.

But the sound of the thoughts is not insignificant jabber in the background when you stop the automatic perception of your response to the experiences made by the brain and invent one yourself in which you and not the brain are in control.

In that case, you must always be aware of the thoughts made available by the brain for making a perception of its experiences because you must stop them from automatically making a perception in sync with them so that you can uphold a perception yourself in sync with the story you have made to replace the one delivered by the brain.

To establish your story as the truth, you maintain an internal conversation with somebody perceived to be in it. This, however, makes you confused because your story does not correspond with experiences created by the brain, and they are the ones in effect. But instead of correcting your story, you seek out more thoughts to prove it is true. And since that speeds them up, you feel stressed from the noise of their acceleration.

No worries. If you do not try to solve this in a way perceived to be your own but simply say, ´it is what it is,´ the sound of thoughts become insignificant jabber in the background. Hence they do not disturb the satisfaction arising from the perception ´it is what it is

You can also take it one step further and say ´dunno what it is´ (see ´I know what it is´ versus ´It is what it is´ versus ´Dunno what it is´) and thus enter a state of not-knowing and its bliss of emptiness. You also join this state if you do not do anything because the energy of unedited stress automatically ignites a take-off into the empty breath. See hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing, and see hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone about a state of not knowing.

When one´s perception is in sync with the experiences the brain creates, there is nothing to worry about because they all entail happiness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

From this, you cannot conclude you are out of sync with the brain if you feel confused and stressed because this may also happen when you are in sync. However, the difference is that when in sync with the brain, all feelings are experienced twofold. Thus you are happy/sad, for example, which feels amusing. But when out of sync, these opposing feeling seems divided. Hence you perceive yourself to be either happy or sad, which does not feel amusing but depressing.

But what you can conclude from the above is that when one´s perception is in sync with the brain, it feels entertaining to appear as someone in a world defined by time and space. And it does not require any effort to make this perception because it happens all by itself when you do not seek out particular thoughts to build a perception where you, not the brain, seems to be in charge.

The latter calls for more thoughts than in the pool of thoughts, the brain has made for this. But by concentrating on specific thoughts, they seem to multiply, so there appears to be more than enough to construct your special perception. However, the speedy and chaotic behaviour of the leftover thoughts disturbs the communication between the brain and the body, so it always seems to lack energy. Hence everything is experienced as burdensome. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

Meditation does not fix this. Its purpose is also to generate thoughts for special concepts, such as inner peace or higher consciousness (read more about the false promises of meditation here). Nor will it help if you give up or let go of your special perceptions because that enhances the perception of being in charge. The only thing that will help is not to override the brain’s default perception, namely ´it is what it is

There is no meaning to be found in a world where there seems to be more than one, nor anywhere else, because it takes more than one to see it, and there is no more than that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX:
In that which is one, there is neither something nor nothing because it requires more than one for anything to be there. For the same reason, what you believe in being is neither there nor anywhere else. This is not explainable in a world where there seems to be more than one, nor is it in that which is one, since it takes more than one to explain something.

This article, therefore, does not claim to explain anything. Nor does it point to oneness since that takes more than one. Instead, it points to the illusion of experiencing anything, including this article, so you are not tempted to perceive nothing as something. All Alexius´ Duality Hacks facilitate this, and they automatically apply themselves when you read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teaching not to learn but unlearn everything.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.