+ No matter what you believe to be, it is not so, as it takes more than one to believe something and there is no more than that which is one [under development]

The special self keeps coming back to Facebook or a similar media, where messages and likes seem to confirm its specialness, as if it is not confirmed, it starts doubting itself and thus looses its sense of being someone who can control what to be, which it fears more than anything else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What is believed to be your self is a construction of thoughts compiled by the brain in such a way, that it feels as if it is having a conscious experience of a tangible world, although that also is a construction of thoughts compiled by the brain, and thus appear to be someone substantial there.

As nothing can be experience without separation everything is divided in at least two, for example right and wrong. If the self is unmodified by you, this difference is not seen as a way to condemn what is wrong but simply as a way to make separation seem real, because without differences there is no more than one and thus not a world where there seems to be more than one.

In other words, the unmodified self does not consider hate and negativity to be bad, but something that is needed for it to experience love and positivity, as nothing can be experienced without it having a contrast.

But if the self has been modified by you into something believed to be better, this special self uses separation to condemn something or somebody to be bad so that it appears to be good itself. What it condemns as bas though is what it has excluded from itself by projecting it onto others, so what it actually condemns is itself

This article does not attempt to make a comprehensive description of the special self. It is not necessary, because the whole world is nothing but special selves that consider themselves to be better or is gonna be better in the future. So if you want to know how the special self works, look at yourself – or even better, look at how you see the world, as that is how you justify that you are better. Read more about that here.

That is why being a special self does not make you happy, whereas being a basic self never makes you sad, because everything is seen as equally usable and therefore not judged to be either bad or good.

Hardly anybody knows the basic self though, and if they accidentally through mindfulness or something else, that they do to make themselves more special, happen to discard the special self, so that there is nothing left but the basic one, it seems humiliating and boring to them and as everything exciting has been taken from them, because they feel reduced to a servant with no will of its own.

No matter what you believe to be, you are mistaken, because it takes more than one to believe something and there is no more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless.

That being said, please remember that there is no self at all, and thus nobody to remember this, nor reading it, because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to read something.

So if you experience to be reading something, it is because you believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is one – or you pretend that it is, just like you pretend being someone in a the virtual world of a video game. Read more about that in hack #1.6 Pretending is a way out of duality.

No worries if the latter is the case, because pretending to be what you are not, you will not feel stuck and free to leave the game of having a self. No problem either, if it is the basic self that you hang onto, because even though you may be stuck with that for a while, it is scripted to leave you in the end, so, there is not something to hide there is nothing but that which is one.

This does not apply to the special self though, unless one or more of the duality hacks are applied to it, for example the empty breath, as its emptiness does not hide that reality of oneness is nowhere, since it takes more than one to be somewhere.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one.