Where to find the bliss of ´the empty breath´ [draft]

The bliss of the empty breath may be felt like an intangible yin-yang sign

When you do not believe to be made of substantial elements, nor subtle or solid, empty space takes over. This can, of course, not be illustrated, so this yin-yang illustration is just simulating the swing of the empty breath. Read more about that here. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

PREFACE:
Since the bliss of nothing that sets in when connected with the empty breath is a state of not-knowing, it is not possible to connect with it when in the consciousness of being someone definitive. Thus the connection must be established before the brain, based on signals it claims to receive from our sensory system, delivers a convincing experience in which we are somebody definitive in a world defined by time and space.

Science states, the world we seem to feel and see consists of 99.9999999 per cent empty space. And the rest, despite it also is empty space and as immaterial as a dream, is what we perceive to be elements of matter making up a world defined by time and space.

Appearing to be someone definitive is, therefore, make-believe, no matter what and where you appear to be. Read more about empty space in the articles ´The empty breath´ is empty space and so is what you believe to be and Free to float in the void of ´the empty breath´.

On account of this taking one second for the brain to accomplish, there are countless seconds where a connection with the empty breath can be established by going back one second in linear time (see how in the articles Take-offs into ´the empty breath´, and How to ignite a take-off into ´the empty breath´ ). In those seconds unprocessed by the brain, there is nothing to define you and therefore no consciousness of being someone definitive, so there is no difference between the nothingness of you and that of the empty breath.

This has nothing to do with getting closer to your pure essence. You have no soul. You are nothing. Being with the empty breath, this becomes inevitably so obvious that there is not something to hide, there are no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

How to connect with the bliss of the empty breath

You connect with the empty breath by not connecting with the consciousness of you as someone definitive experiencing the tangible world that the brain spends a second to fabricate from the frequencies it imagines to receive from empty space. You can compare this to not turning on a video game because you rather want to experience the physical world – except that connecting with the empty breath is not a conscious experience but a state of not-knowing, and you have just a second to connect with it instead of the image the brain fabricate as if you are someone definitive. This is plenty of time, though, provided you are willing to not be conscious of something but be in the bliss of nothing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The empty breath sees no separation, so it has no need to connect with you, no matter what and where you believe to be. On the other hand, you need to connect with it if you want to be indifferent to the belief in the brains conversion of empty space into a world where you seem to be someone who is separated from everything else by time and space. See also You exist nowhere but in dreams, and they are not real.

Forget about being conscious of the empty breath, as what you are conscious about is never the present but the past.

Having connected with the empty breath by going back one the second from your present experience to the nothingness that is unprocessed by the brain and then not picking up on the brain´s deceptive fabrication of you as someone living in a capsule of time and space, the unprocessed moment is extended into a state of not-knowing.

This state, though cannot last more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, at a time if you want to return to a conscious experience of being someone definitive, because if the brain is not continuously occupied with thoughts, that seems to confirm the conscious experience of you as someone definitive, it falls into a coma.

Consequently, being in a state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, is the end of being something. This is because the signals the brain used to perceive to come from empty space can no longer be registered by it and processed into a world where there seems to be more than one. Thus there is not something that seems to cover up, there never was or will be anything else than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

the bliss of the empty breath that undoes the belief in being someone definitive

Is it the bliss of the empty breath that undoes the belief in being someone definitive, or is it the undoing of this belief that connects you with the bliss of the empty breath? Since this question arises from the belief in being someone definitive, which is an illusion fabricated by the brain, there is no answer to it, neither to who has invented this illusion or who choose to have the belief in it undone. Actually, there is no answer to anything. All questions are constructed from out of nothing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Not that many, however, go into a state of not-knowing. If they do, they do not remain there more than a few seconds or minutes before returning to the consciousness of being someone definitive, in which they forget a state of not-knowing until blissful memories of it emerge.

How not to be deceived by the brains fabrication of the experiences where you appear to be someone definitive in a world of something and instead drift in the bliss of nothing is a question that cannot be answered, since it is founded on the belief that you are someone definitive, and the bliss of nothing comes from the indifference to that belief.

Neither can it be known if it is the empty breath or being indifferent to the belief in being someone that comes first concerning the sheer bliss of nothing. The only reason somebody wants to know this – or anything else in regard to a state of not-knowing – is that they believe to be defined by what they know and want to remain as that rather than being nobody in the bliss of not-knowing.

Thus the above about where to find the transparent bliss of nothing that the empty breath entails is not an attempt to answer the question but to rule it out. The same applies to the below, which is a further exploration of the above.

now is an illusion fabricated by the brain

You do not know what you are reading at this very moment because what you believe to read now is the brains delayed adaption of the signals it claims to have received from your eyes one second ago. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

PART 1: IN THE BLISS OF NOTHING
Even though it only takes the brain a few milliseconds to register the signals, it has imagined that it receives from the eyes in this very moment, what you are conscious about right now is something else, because the brain needs a second more to process a conscious experience of those signals, so it can deceive you into believing they are the basis for what you experience to see now.

In other words, since your conscious experience of now is a delayed interpretation of nothing that it has taken one second ago to process, what you believe to read now you read in the past – or more to the point, you never read because one second ago there did not appear to be something to cover up nothing.

When not organising thoughts and feelings into specific categories, they do not seem to represent something in a substantial world. Hence there is nothing to block out the empty breath, that does not know of such a world or that you believe to be someone there. All it knows is the nothingness from which this fantasy has been made, because it is that nothingness.

now is a delayed interpretation of the past

The data that your experience of this image is based on, the brain claims to have received from your eyes one second ago. In other words, your experience of now is a delayed interpretation of the past fabricated by the brain to fool you into believing that you are someone definitive having your own life. Yet you have nothing of on your own, nor are you someone at all, because what you believe to be is a product of the brain made from out of nothing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

As this means you are never in the present but the past, and as it is nothing and that is where the empty breath resides, the way to connect with it is to go back one second in linear time (see how in the articles Take-offs into ´the empty breath´ and How to ignite a take-off into ´the empty breath´ ), and thus not have a conscious experience of being someone in the world processed by the brain.

Since there is nobody in this state of not-knowing, there is not somebody to perceive the signals the brain claims to receive from the sensory system and processes into different experiences of substantial elements, making up a world where there seems to be more than one, to make a difference. Thus they are exposed to be a fantasy that hides they are a reflection of nothing and not of something, wherefore there are no differences that appear to separate you from the empty breath.

The experience of a dimensional world is a fabrication of the brain, which it produces by overlaying the flat signals it thinks the two eyes ireceives into one seamless image of a 3D world. See hack #2.3 Life is flat or hack #2.5 Size does not matter.

what you believe to be is the brain

The brain uses five per cent of its capacity to construct a self, that through singled out memories, feelings and imaginations, makes up an exciting story about itself, stored all over the brain as if it is you. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Just five per cent of the brain is used to shape the conscious experience of ourselves as somebody defined by time and space. Much more space, though, is needed to establish this experience as real. Hence a big part of the brain is continuously occupied with thoughts about ourselves as if they are caused by a tangible world experienced to revolve around us and therefore seem to confirm, we are somebody definitive in it. See also ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

If not kept busy by making it appear, as if there is something where there is nothing, the brain falls into a coma, so you can only remain as if you are someone in the tangible world fabricated by it, if you do not float too long in the transparent bliss of nothing, that the empty breath entails.

It seems that when the brain is not kept busy with thoughts, that we believe in making ourselves about our relationship with the world (see The ins and outs of the inward-facing senses) for 20 minutes, 45 at the most, it falls apart. And since all the memories we have selected to back up what we believe to be are stored in the brain, this belief falls apart.

When you look for something better, a state of not-knowing is fenced off, until you are so fed up with looking for the best, the almost involuntary reflex to divide the world into better and worse is dismissed in favour for the indifference of the empty breath. Connecting with it, therefore, is not a matter of doing it right but having had enough of that.

Consequently, a state of not-knowing cannot last too long at a time if you want to return to the conscious experience of being someone. This is not a problem, though, because most leave it as soon as the uncontrolled speed of thoughts and emotions has ignited it (see Take-offs into ´the empty breath´ and How to ignite a take-off into ´the empty breath´ ).

In the bliss of the empty breath you are indifferent to being and having more

The urge to be and have more is the cause of all suffering because more want more, so you will never be or have enough. That is not a problem, though, when connected with the empty breath, as it is indifferent to differences. Hence you always have enough. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

That is because the urge to be someone definitive is so deep-rooted that it paves the way for the brain to break through the bliss of nothing with its version of you as someone who has special relationships with something or somebody.

Since nothing appears to make a difference in a state of not-knowing, there is no special place to go or someone special to love. Thus having a need for something special, feels like being inside an unbreakable armour of pain instead of floating in the bliss of nothingness.

If not trying to escape this feeling of claustrophobia but feel that and nothing else, there is nothing to define it as something, so you are back in the bliss of nothing.

Compared to this vision of you as someone special who can choose what to be and have, the transparent bliss of nothingness seems boring because there is nobody to be excited about being and having something unique.

Love and empathy are like other feelings created by the brain, so that the experience of you as someone definitive seems to be a happy one. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When you go with the flow, for example to have sex with somebody, the brain rewards you by releasing dopamine to make you happy.

Like everything else, the excitement of sex does not last and, therefore, neither the shots of happiness. But if sex is replaced with empathy for your partner, the brain injects you with shots of oxytocin – also called ´the hugging hormone´ – that makes you so happy that you wish to be a family with a baby to cuddle.

Therefore, a state of not-knowing is left by imagining you are special and in charge of your life, so you can choose a spouse who acknowledges you as unique. However, it is hard work to live up to the expectations of being special, and it seldom results in the excitement you imagined. So one day, you prefer to use your frustration as a take-off into the empty breath (see how in the articles Take-offs into ´the empty breath´ and How to ignite a take-off into ´the empty breath´ ), and instead float in the bliss of nothing, that arises from the indifference to the desire of being and having something special.

The bliss of the empty breath has no centre

The flow of the empty breath goes in all directions within its non-definable frame of a circle with no fixed centre. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The flow of the empty breath goes in all directions – up and down, back and forth, from right to left, or anywhere in between – within its non-definable borders of a circle with no fixed centre or size (see the illustrations in What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?).

It makes no difference to the empty breath, though, what direction you follow or how much you are connected with it. Your willingness to connect is all that it wants (see the paragraph The only requirement is a willingness in ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone). If it is there, the empty breath automatically syncs the inner and outward-facing senses, so the sense of tranquillity in the inner ones helps you to get through the sense of turbulence in the outer ones (see What and where are the inner and outward-facing senses).

You cannot know what is in your own best interest, because you believe to be someone in need of something. The empty breath, however, knows what you believe in being and having is not something but nothing. Thus what you need is not the excitement of something but the bliss of nothing.

This does not mean it will seem easier to get a new spouse, more money and whatnot in the world of the outward-facing senses, but that it becomes apparent it makes no difference what you appear to be and have. That which is you is not a limited creature stuck in a capsule of time and space but the formlessness of oneness.

In the bliss of the empty breath you do not know what and where you are

In a state of not-knowing, you do not know what and where you are. No worries. It is not needed. On the contrary, it is the assumption that you know what and where you are that clouds the bliss of not-knowing. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

As described above, inclusiveness eventually results in a state of not-knowing (see hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is completeness). But pretending to be someone instead of believing that (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive) also does that. And so does having glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one (see hack #6.2 The enlightenment of that which is one cannot be found in a world where there seems to be more than one, but glimpses of it can), or perceiving everything in a world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is one (see hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life), or acknowledging that the experience of such a world is something you have alone together (see hack #7 ´Alone together´ is the key to that which is one).

All Alexius´ Duality Hacks except the enlightenment of that which is one, eventually, result in a state of not-knowing. If they differ from each other, is not to say, as there are only vague memories of not believing to be someone.

It takes time for the brain to imagine it receives something from our eyes that it can process into a coherent experience of you beeing a substantial being that sees elements of matter outside of yourself.

The brain of a baby does not know how to do this. But in order to incorporate the baby´s experiences into the collective agreed way of seeing the world, the brain quickly learns how to produce a coherent right-side-up image of the world, so it seems the baby shares its experience of the world with everybody else.

The brain deceives you to fence off the bliss of the empty breath

When the brain every now and then screens out what you see, so you do not get seasick from the movement of your eyes, it fills the gaps based on past memories. But as they most often have been heavily edited, the story fabricated by the brain to fill in the gaps may clash with the story of the present that others have. The discrepancy, therefore, makes you feel that something is wrong with you or the world. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

PART 2: IN THE WORLD OF SOMETHING
You are probably not aware that every now and then throughout the day, you are literally blind. This is because the brain screens out what you see to prevent you from getting seasick when the eyes move. You do not notice that you are blind two hours a day because the brain hides this by filling the gaps with visual impressions of what it imagines to be there.

In the first episodes of a new TV show, there are normally hints pointing to the forthcoming episodes, and since the brain thrives from envisaging what is going to happen next, it is captured into anticipating the future of the characters and thus enchanted by its own predictions into a state of amusement.

The writers of Game of Thrones try to hook you up and fence of the bliss of the empty breath

The writers of ´Game of Thrones´ want us to bond emotionally with the characters, so that we feel attracted to them as if they are real and not just a fantasy. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

But if the writers of the show do not comply with their own hints when inventing the next episodes, the future of the characters does not turn out as predicted by the brain. Thus the fate of the characters becomes a mystery, that the brain hopes to unravel in the following episodes, wherefore it compels you to stick with the show until the very end. In other words, it is not you but the brain that is in charge.

The predictions fabricated by the brain to fill the gaps of blindness are basically a remix of memories that have been adjusted every time recalled to boost the story of you as someone in a tangible world, so it may not match how others see the same events.

Hence, you conclude that something is wrong in your story or in that of others, and you start trying to correct what is judged to be incorrect.

There is nobody in the bliss of the empty breath

You do not read this article, but what your brain predicts that you want to read. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The more you appear to be successful in this, the more it seems that the story can be shaped so that it comes out with a better version of you. Yet, no matter how the story is corrected, it remains a fantasy, and so does the idea that it has an author.

Just like within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, a dream does not have an author or anything substantial in it, neither the dreamer. And it is not in the dreamer or anywhere else. It is a deception made to look as if nothing is something.

Fortunately, the brain cannot make the empty breath look like something, so when we are in its bliss of nothing, we are not deceived by the experiences produced by the brain to perceive them as something.

How many triangles are there in this image?
The brain automatically fills in the missing pieces in this image to make you see two triangles. Thus you probably do not agree that the grey triangle is an illusion and the one partly framed by a black stroke is disconnected. But if you cover the three incomplete black circles, the grey triangle disappears and the other one appears fragmented.

Since it is the brain not only decides what we see but also what we hear, feel, smell and taste, we are not free, but something fabricated and controlled by the brain into believing, we are somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one, and not the formlessness of that which is one.

Consequently, there is nothing to heal but the sick belief, that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, which automatically happens when connecting with the empty breath that takes us back one second in linear time to the nothingness from where the brain has rendered your present experience of something.

This does not mean, that the empty breath is the formlessness of that which is one because it takes more than one to be something, but that it metaphorically speaking is the door to that which is one.

In the bliss of the empty breath the belief in duality is undone

In a state of not-knowing, the brain cannot establish the everyday consciousness of you as someone definitive. This does not mean, though, that the awareness of you as someone definitive is replaced by something better, higher or purer but by no consciousness. Thus there is nobody to be aware of the bliss that comes from not believing to be someone. That is why it is like walking in the air. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

PART 3: WHEN APPARENTLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES ARE NOT PERCEIVED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
In a state of not-knowing, you are blind in a sense that there is no conscious experience of you as someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Thankfully this is resolved by the empty breath and not the brain. It continues to process what it claims to receive from senses as if it is something and not nothing. Still, since the empty breath is indifferent to the apparently different experiences of something, there is no awareness in the connectedness with the empty breath of how the brain categorises them in contrasts of, for example, good or bad, right or wrong, love or hate, within and without and so on.

Though a world where there seems to be more than one is seen in the usual way when in a state of not-knowing, its apparent differences are not believed to make a difference. Thus there is no experience of being someone definitive and therefore nobody to be happy, sad or anything else.

This does not mean that there are no feelings. but that nobody relate them to them as if they make a difference.

Consequently, the apparent differences in a world where there seems to be more than one cannot be judged to make a difference. Thus there is nothing special to love or hate and, therefore, nothing specific to worry about.

The bliss of the empty breath is the bliss of nothing


The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When the body, that you appear to be living in, again and again drops something, you could be defined as clumsy. If you believe this and feel guilty about it, you might want to change it.

But as every effort to improve yourself is based on the belief, that there is something wrong with you, your efforts are not changing this belief but enhancing it. You secretly accept this, because even though you do not like to be defined as clumsy, it is preferable to not being defined, because that means you are nobody.

Yet being nobody, there is not somebody to be clumsy or something else. There is just the bliss of nothing.

The bliss of the empty breath is not the end station

A state of not-knowing is not the terminus but a way to see that there is no end and that everything which appears to have it is an illusion because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Be aware that the connectedness with the empty breath is not similar to being connected with that which is one. The latter is not possible because it takes more than one to be connected with something.

The connectedness with the indifference of the empty breath is simply a way to overlook the apparently different experiences fabricated by the brain so that they are not judged to make a difference, and a world where there seems to be more than one, therefore, does not appear to establish the belief in separation.

Going with the flow of the empty breath is just as easy as going with the flow of sex. The latter though does not result in the undoing of the belief, that you are someone definitive, unless the orgasm is used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In the sense that no thinking is needed, following the flow of the empty breath is no different from following the flow of the genitals. The result of the latter though is the enhancement of the belief in being someone definitive instead of undoing it.

This is not to say though, that sex should be avoided (see Holding back to not ejaculate is just another physical manifestation – but without the physical thrill of it), because the exclusion of sex or anything else adds to the definition of you as someone definitive. Actually, an orgasm can be used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath. That is, if you do not hold back, but are nothing else than that.

Despite the connectedness with the indifference of the empty breath, eventually undoes the belief in separation, it also enhances it because it requires more than one to be connected with something.

The problems, you perceive to have, do not come from the world where you appear to be, but from the belief that you are someone there. Hence the solution to all the problems is the same, namely the undoing of that belief.

The same applies to let go of the connectedness with the empty breath or something else. Therefore, to not enhance but have the belief in separation undone, you do not choose to connect with the empty breath or anything else. Hence you are connected with nothing and thus in the flow of the empty breath.


You Disappear by Christian Jungersen

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

NOTES: 

What and where are the inward-facing and outward-facing senses [draft]

Alexius Jorgensen have an automatic synchronisation of the inner an outer senses

The empty breath synchronises the outward and inward-facing senses. Hence, we become indifferent to being somebody in the tangible world of the outward-facing senses and thus responsive to being nobody in the abstract world of the inward-facing senses. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This and the previous article attempt to supply you with info about the empty breath. It can be beneficial for connecting with it, but it is not essential. So if you want, you can skip this article and go straight to Take-offs into ´the empty breath´.

What and where are the inward-facing and outward-facing senses

In Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, the abstract world we can experience inside us is referred to as the world of the inward-facing senses, and the tangible world that we experience outside of us as the world of the outward-facing senses. Yet, both experiences are founded on the same frequencies of nothingness supposedly hitting the same senses.

In other words, as the world of the inward-facing senses is seen, heard, felt and tasted via the same organs that seem to pick up the world of the outward-facing senses, the inner and outward-facing senses are not different organs but different ways of experiencing the same frequencies of nothingness, that seem to hit the senses.

»If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light« (Matt 6:22, King James Bible)

That being said, the organ used for the visual experience of the outer and inner world is not exactly the same because the inner sense of sight does not come from two eyes but from having them merged into one* on top of the two eyes. This single eye is by some called the third eye.

Within and without makes no difference when the inner an outer senses are in sync

That there are experiences to have within and without is a deception made by the brain because no matter where something is experienced to be, it is a fabrication created by the brain from out of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The world of the inward-facing senses is experienced to be abstract because the frequencies of nothingness hitting the senses have not yet been processed by the brain to appear as if they are physical elements in the world of the outward-facing senses, that is the version of the same frequencies the brain processes in such a way, that we appear to be somebody definitive who have a conscious experience of being in a substantial world.

But as it takes more than one to experience something and as there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless, any experience is an illusion, regardless it seems to come from the outer or inward-facing senses.

For more about the brains fabrication of something from out of nothing check hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one or the articles ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone and Where to find the bliss of ´the empty breath´.

Consequently, the above distinction between inward and outward-facing senses and their existence and a brain receiving something real from senses is part of the non-existing brains plot to deceive you into believing you are experiencing something where there is nothing.

It takes nobody to know where the inner senses are


The abstract world of the inward-facing senses is experienced when time and space are not entirely believed to be real. Ultimately speaking, though, the experience of an inner world is no more real than the experience of an outer world because any kind of experience requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is, therefore, only in the context of the belief that there is someone to believe this, that there seems to be an experience an abstract world, which is only lightly processed by the brain from the frequencies of nothingness and a substantial world that is heavily processed by the brain from the same frequencies.**

The abstract experience of an inner world opens up when you do not entirely believe to be someone definitive. Hence there is little left of this belief when you are in the inner world, otherwise, there would be nobody to experience the abstractness of the inner world. In other words, when you appear to be nobody in the world of the inward-facing senses, you have not totally left the belief in being somebody because somebody is needed to register the experiences of nobody. Thus the abstractness of nothing you experience in the world of the inward-facing senses is slightly something.

As these intangible experiences that the brain uses a split second to produce are an incomplete version of the outer world, the brain uses one more second to fabricate the experience of an inner world closer to nothing than the experience of an external world. Actually, what you experience right now in the world of the outward-facing senses happened one second ago – or more to the point, it never happened because the frequencies that seem to hit the senses and from which the experience is a fabrication of something from nothing.

Thus experiencing the frequencies hitting the senses to be an abstract world is closer to reality than experiencing them to be a substantial world. Not in the sense, though, that you are closer to being here and now because the truth is that which is one and it takes more than one to be anywhere, but in the sense that the inner world exposes the world of the outward-facing senses to be nothing but empty space and thus the world of the inward senses as well because without the world of the outward-facing senses it cannot be experienced.

Hence you come to a point in the world of the inward-facing senses, where there is no point or anything else to experience, nor that the enlightenment of that which is one comes out of this point, that for a moment looks like a black hole.** And so there is not something to hide that which cannot be experienced, namely the formlessness of oneness.

Should you wonder, who choose to believe the fabrication of the brain is real and who wonders about this, read the paragraph ´What you believe to be does not exist´ in ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

The inner and outer senses are nowhere

Since it takes more than one to experience you are nobody or be in a state of not-knowing, this is not the goal. But since it also requires more than one to have a purpose, there is no goal but being indifferent to anything that requires more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Consequently, the enlightenment of that which is one neither occurs in the inner or outer world or somewhere else. It is the end of every experience, and then again, it is not the end of anything because it takes more than one to believe something, and there is no more than that which is one. In other words, every experience of something, whether it is spiritual or mundane, is nothing.

In a state of not-knowing, that the empty breath induces, you are more nobody than somebody. And as the memories of you as someone definitive mostly are gone, you are in the bliss of being indifferent to what and where you appear to be.

Contrary to the enlightenment of that which is one, the connection with the empty breath does not terminate your appearance as someone definitive. Within the context of this appearance, it syncs the inner and outer world, so being nobody is balanced with being somebody per what and where you appear to be.

The inner and outer senses are a fantasy

In the connectedness with the empty breath you are indifferent to what and where you appear to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The empty breath is not specifically about being in the world of the inward-facing senses or anywhere else than in its flow of indifference. And wherever that appears to take you does not matter, because you are in its flow of indifference.

In a deep sleep, for example, you are almost a hundred per cent nobody and just a few percents somebody, so that the glimpses of enlightenment* nobody is having in a deep sleep can be registered by somebody. But driving a car, the empty breath makes sure you are almost a hundred per cent present as the chauffeur and just enough per cent of nobody to not get stressed.

Experiences of enlightenment is not the enlightenment of that which is one. It cannot be experienced, but glimpses of it can.**

Being connected with the empty breath, you may have glimpses of enlightenment, but you do not know before afterwards because, having them, you are in a state of not-knowing.*** However, this is not a state that reveals reality, but that anything experienced is a fantasy made from empty space.

What and where the inner and outward-facing senses are cannot be answered, as they are an imagination made from nothing.

Having that revealed, you are set free from the belief in being someone somewhere, and though it may sound strange for those who believe to be somewhere, being nowhere is pure bliss.

You can read more about the inner and outward-facing senses in hack #6.3 The inward-facing senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

APPENDIX:
Keeping a balance between the inner and outward-facing senses or anything else has nothing to do with spirituality since it is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be in balance. However, in a world where there seems to be more than one, it is beneficial to have the empty breath balance the world of the inner and outward-facing senses, so glimpses of enlightenment from the world of the inward-facing senses become the foundation of how to perceive the world of the outward-facing senses, namely as an illusion.

Check the article Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment – or how to have glimpses of enlightenment for how to see, hear, feel and taste glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one.

By doing that, you relate to the world of the outward-facing senses like you do to a video game. It is not real. Yet you have fun pretending that it is. This is not to say that spirituality is inside, but that with the outer senses partially closed, it is easier to grasp that a world where there seems to be more than one is an imagination used to hide that spirituality is that which is one, and since it takes more than one to be somewhere, it is nowhere.

When this insight is the foundation of being somewhere, it can be pretty fun pretending to in the world of the outward-facing senses – just like within the context of that world, pretending to be someone in the virtual world of a video game is quite entertaining, because you know it is not real.


*) Learn how to have glimpses of enlightenment in Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment – or how to have glimpses of enlightenment.

**) There is more about this in hack #6.3 The inward-facing senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

***) Explore more about a state of not-knowing in the following articles of hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.


NOTE: The above clarifies the previous article The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone regarding the inward and outward-facing senses. Both pieces are part of hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone [draft]

Alexius Jorgensen in the bliss of not believing to be someone

Selfie. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you want to swim in the bliss of the empty breath, it probably is beneficial to read this intro. But if you are tired of words and want to swim in bliss right now, go to Take-offs into ´the empty breath´.

When Alexius many years ago was hired to teach graphic design in an advertising school in Denmark, he had a problem. Even though he had been designing magazines, websites, flyers and ads for companies big and small, he did not know how to do it. He did everything as a medium for the projects so his design could highlight their content.

To provide the students with guidelines on how to design, he had to deduct ways of creating from his instinctive way of doing it. He wrote, by the way, two books with basic rules of how to do it and a book on colour theory.

If not in the bliss of not believing to be someone, you are speculative

The empty breath cannot help us know how come we appear to be substantial beings separated by time and space because this is impossible since oneness is formless and therefore endless. Yet, the empty breath is beneficial in exposing that a world defined by time and space is nothing but a fantasy made from something that is nowhere. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

How to explain the empty breath?
Regarding passing on guidelines of how to connect with the empty breath and drift in its bliss of emptiness and thus indifferent to the belief in being someone definitive, he is in the same situation as when he started teaching design. He had no professional training to refer to. Likewise, he has no second-hand knowledge, which he can use as a reference to explaining how to connect with the empty breath.

Neither does he know how to explain that what and where we experience to be is an artificial construct, designed by the brain to control and manipulate us into believing that this experience is genuine and not fabricated by the brain from nothing.

But since he is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one, he does not believe in a world where there seems to be more than one, nor does he believe to be someone in that which is one. On the contrary, he is nothing because it takes more than one to be someone, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. In other words, what and where we appear to be is a fantasy made from out of nothing and experienced by nothing.

However, in this fantasy, he knows how to step away from it and be in the state of not-knowing* that the empty breath, like the other duality hacks, entails. Once, in that state, he watched a movie (You Disappear), which quoted the latest scientific explorations about the brain, that might help realise everything appearing to be something is nothing.

Consciousness is a construction of thoughts comparable to the ones and zeros in a stream of binary code.

The fabrication of something from nothing
The short version of these discoveries is that the brain uses five per cent of its capacity to construct an image of a self that is aware of being someone definitive through the experiences, another small part of the brain continuously fabricate a tangible world as if it is outside of the self and as if it is the self that experiences this, and, therefore, believe to be someone substantial in a tangible world. Especially because this world seems to cause its thoughts and feelings.

These experiences of an external world the brain claim to process from the frequencies it receives via the sensory system, but this explanation, just like the experiences it fabricates, is a smokescreen to cover up, that it is all made up from nothing. A flower, therefore, is just as unreal as a plastic simulation of it.

Read more about the brain fabricating a world of something from out of nothing in the article Where to find the bliss of ´the empty breath´. That everything experienced is an illusion you can read more about in the article All experiences are equally unreal.

Being in the bliss of not believing to be someone is to be empty

Science states, the world we seem to feel and see consists of 99.9999999 per cent empty space. And the rest, despite it also is empty space and as immaterial as a dream, is what we perceive to be elements of matter making up a world defined by time and space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The experiences interpreted as the most meaningful ones, namely those that seem to define you the most, are stored in the rest of the brain. And as the sum of these memories constitute what you believe to be, you are not just a fabrication of the brain, you and the brain are the same. Every bit of it – not only ten per cent – works to make it appear as if you are someone in a world of something and not just a fantasy made from out of nothing.

Whether an experience seems direct or comes from the heart, physical or spiritual, it has taken the brain a second to generate it. Hence what you believe to be experiencing now happened one second ago. And then again, it never happened because one second ago, there was nothing, and it only seems as if you experience something now because you need to believe this to feel you exist.

The rest of the article is not based on the scientific discoveries revealed in the movie (You Disappear), nor on anything else formulated somewhere else, as to the knowledge of Alexius, nobody has published anything about the empty breath. See also Where do the hacks of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings come from.

In the connectedness with the empty breath, the apparent difference between the opposing sides of the contrasts making up the experience of duality is cancelled out. Not in the sense that you do not register them anymore, but that you do not perceive them to make a difference. Thus there are no diversity to attest to you being someone in a world of duality. Consequently, you are in the bliss of nothing.*

The bliss of nothing
Though science seems to know that the experience of something is made from nothing and therefore is make-believe, they go on exploring something as it is real. Here, however, we explore how to see, there is not something at all and, therefore, not someone seeing it.

The experiences the brain fabricates of a tangible world only seems real if the self that the brain also has created perceives them as something. If not, they are exposed as nothing, likewise the self. Thus, to perceive the present experience as nothing, you go back to the empty void from where the brain has twisted it into your everyday experience of something.

Since that is where the empty breath resides, and it took the brain one second to fabricate your current experience of something, it only takes one second to connect with the empty breath and be in a state of not-knowing and thus the bliss of nothing.* Doing that does not require you to meditate or something else in particular. All that is needed is the willingness to forget what and where you appear to be. Read more about that in the below paragraph The only requirement is willingness.

If the brain is not kept active in a feedback loop, with thoughts that seems to confirm there is more than involved, for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, it falls into a coma. Thus you cannot be in the bliss of nothing* very long at a time, if you want to be able to return to a world of something as if you are someone there.  See also the hack 20 minutes, 45 at most in Extra Duality Hacks.

Not knowing what and where you are is the bliss of not believing to be someone

Not knowing what and where you are, the connection with the empty breath is automatically established because it is a state of not-knowing.* Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since you cannot appear to be somewhere, nor in a state of not-knowing,* without the experience of being someone, there is still someone to experience the world of something made up by the brain when in a state of not-knowing*. But the experience of you as someone is so vague that there is not enough consciousness to perceive the apparently different experiences of something to make a difference. Consequently, there is no perception of separation to hide, that although the fantasy of something is a colourful experience, it is pale in comparison with the bliss of nothing.*

Although you probably forget the empty breath, it remains connected with you, because it does not know, that you believe to be someone who is separated from everything in the low-frequency world experienced by the outward-facing senses.

Yet it senses the stress coming from this belief, so it synchs it with the high-frequency world of the inward-facing senses, which is indifferent to the restlessness that speedy thoughts and feelings seem to produce in the world of the outward-facing senses.

The inner and outward-facing senses
When we are not connected with the empty breath, and therefore not in the blissful state of not-knowing* but in the happiness of the basic self or the nervousness of the special self, the empty breath is still with us, provided we, just once, have connected with it, because it does not know of separation. Read about the basic and special self in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

Thus the empty breath always functions as an automatic gear change between the outer and inward-facing senses to make the abstractness in the world of the inward-facing senses the base from where the world of the outward-facing senses is perceived, so it does not appear to consist of something but nothing when in a state of not-knowing and not in that state the experiences of something are perceived as ´it is what it is.´ Consequently, none of the experiences is something special, including you as someone, so you are not happy or sad but happy-sad. Read more about that in hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

As any experience is an illusion, it includes the experience of the empty breath. But as this illusion unveils the bliss of nothing,* which, contrary to the experince of something, is not experinced to end, you eventually stop asking for more. Hence the belief, that it is possible to be an have more than that which is one is undone.

These experiences, of course, only makes sense as long as you believe you are someone definitive in the world of the outward-facing senses, but assuming that is like believing in Santa Claus.

Fortunately, the connectedness with the empty breath exposes this, so the bliss of not believing to be anything is the last thing, you experience before the belief in being someone is undone and therefore does not seem to cover, there never was or will be more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless.

In the flow of not believing to be someone

Going with the flow of the empty breath, you become indifferent to what you get, so if you want something specific, you must disconnect from it and accept the stress that comes from not being in the flow of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The synchronisation of the inner and outward-facing senses
To take the edge out of the stress we feel in the world of the outward-facing senses, the empty breath synchs it with the world of the inner ones. Not because this world is more peaceful, but because it is a high-frequency world. Thus the speedy and restless energy that appears to cause stress in the low-frequency world of the outward-facing senses does not seem stressful.

It is not thoughts as such, that prevents us from going with the flow of nothing, but the desire to use them to accomplishing something specific.

That being said, you might not want his synchronisation because although it results in indifference to stress, it may not help you to get what you have stressed to achieve. This is why most like to avoid the flow of the empty breath and endure the hassle of obtaining what they desire.

Like a pencil cannot make its scribblings go away but an eraser can, you cannot make your scribblings as someone definitive go away but the empty breath can.

However, if they get it, they do not feel satisfied but disappointed because the need for more is still there. This, they try to tone down through meditation, yoga or other techniques that seem to hide that all they care about is to become and have more at the expense of anybody (see No manifestation is real).

You can read a more detailed explanation of the inner and outward-facing senses in the following article What and where are the inward and outward-facing senses or in hack #6.3 The inward-facing senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

The more the connectedness with the empty breath cancels out the contrasts of duality – for example happiness and sadness – the more you are indifferent to what and where you appear to be in a world of duality.

Time is nothing in the bliss of not believing to be someone

Without the basic contrast of expansion and contraction, there is no experience of life. Yet what we experience as life is actually death because life is formless and thus without a beginning and end, so anything that does not last is lifeless. It is, however, the life that makes it possible to have fantasies about being a limited being in a lifeless world – just like within the context of such a world, it is only due to that, you can imagine being someone you are not in the virtual world of a video game. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You do not connect with the empty breath at your own pace
While Alexius was writing about the empty breath, he deducted ways to ignite it from his instinctive way of doing it. For example, using the unedited energy of the stress arising from the belief in being someone definitive ignites a take-off into the empty breath. Read more about that in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

There is nothing to know, because that requires more than one and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. So although there seem to be lots to know, when appearing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, there is only one thing to know in regards to the formlessness of oneness, namely that there is nothing to know.

That is why Alexius´ Enlightened NonTeachings is not about learning something new but to unlearn everything. This you can do by reading all of them – or flip through them – until they automatically apply one or more of Alexius´ Duality Hacks and brings you in a state of not-knowing, in which there is nobody to perceive the person fabricated by the brain as real. Hence there is nothing but the bliss of being indifferent to any kind of belief.

That being said, when it comes to the practical aspects of appearing to be someone definitive, you should not avoid learning and knowing something, or being and having more. It is self-evident, however, when connected with the empty breath. Its indifference to differences makes it impossible to choose anything yourself. Thus you just go with the flow of doing something exciting. In other words, you are are having the belief in being someone undone, while enjoing it to its fullest.

If this is what you want, it is not important whether you read hack #4, Being in a state of not-knowing from beginning to end or just browse it. What is essential is to not focus on anything in particular, nor to spend time processing or integrating it, as that enhances the belief in being someone. Instead, unlearn everything so you contain nothing and, as an empty vessel, can serve the empty breath. See also the hack No Focus = No World Defined By Time And Space in Extra Duality Hacks.

Only those believing to be special have the need to do things in their own pace.

The bliss of not believing to be someone does not come from something but nothing

Looking for something you can relate to as your true self in the teachings of a guru, for example, you do not look for that which is real because it is no different from that which is one, and it takes more than one to look for something. However, if you do not relate to something but nothing, there is no relation and therefore no more than that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

So do not read about the empty breath with the expectation of finding something to make you or the world better, but to become indifferent to what and where you appear to be. In other words, the less you seem to know something, the less something appears to hide, what you believe to be is nothing. Hence there is not something to separate you from the empty breath.

It is not necessary to undo the belief in being someone definitive to connect with the empty breath, but it is essential to be willing to have it undone.

The only requirement is a willingness to not be someone definitive
Leaving your comfort zone of knowing what and where you are is not done by fighting or transforming your learned behaviour, but by being willing to undo the belief that makes it possible to appear as if you are conditioned by something, namely the belief in being someone definitive.

About willingness see also Willingness to not exclude but include undoes the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one.

This willingness most often comes from admitting that the appearance of you as someone definitive is not a matter of fact but make-believe. That you accept when you acknowledge, you are not willing to undo the belief in being someone definitive because the acknowledgement confirms what you appear to be is make-believe.

Since nothing matters when connected with the empty breath, you are free to have fun.

Having the belief in being someone definitive undone does not mean that you as someone seems to be gone, reborn or awaken. Like within the context of this belief, the appearance of Santa Claus does not stop when you grow up. It is the belief that he is real that stops. However, there is one difference between the undoing of the belief in Santa Claus and you being someone definitive. When the belief in the latter is undone, or in the process of being it, you are not disappointed because now you are free to enjoy being someone definitive in a fantasy about Santa Claus, having a family and whatnot.

Connecting with the empty breath is not about being deeper, purer or balanced. Being anything is part of the experience of being someone, and the empty breath is not part of that but the nothingness that this experience is fabricated from.

The swing of an yin yang sign comes from the bliss of not believing to be someone

The empty breath can be felt like a swing of nothingness, that makes the body expand and contract and thereby supply it with oxygen. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The empty breath can be felt like a swing of nothingness supplying the body with oxygen through expanding and contracting it. See the paragraph The swing of the empty breath in the article What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?

Just like everything else sensed, it is invisible and colourless until the brain ascribe it with a specific shape and colour. But as the brain cannot conceive nothingness without falling into coma, the empty breath remains invisible and colourless.

How does it feel
The connection with the empty breath can be experienced as described by Alexius in the articles What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?, and To be nobody and yet somebody. But do not count on it. His experience of it is not static. And even if it were, you and Alexius may experience it in each your own way – just like when drinking the same cup of tea, for example. Besides, the main attribute of the empty breath is indifference, which is hardly an experience.

On top of that, it may not even be the empty breath revealed through the willingness to not uphold the belief in being someone definitive. Instead, maybe it is the enlightenment of that which is one or glimpses of it (see the article A reintroduction to the inward-facing senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it), or the freedom that comes from pretending to be what you are not (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive).

Everything is new in the bliss of not believing to be someone

Even though some plants are edible, not all of them are. Often the most beautiful of them should not be eaten if you want to remain as someone living in a capsule of time and space. And if you do not want to end when your appearance there is over, you better avoid beautiful ideas like living in the nowcoming from the heart and being transformed, because they are based on the belief in being someone definitive, and everything definitive, contrary to the formlessness of oneness, has an end. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you believe in being does not exist
Should you wonder, who chooses to believe, that the image fabricated by the brain of someone definitive is you, or who has programmed the brain to produce this image, or who is connecting with the empty breath, or who is wondering about this, the answer is nobody, because the experience of being somebody, whether in a so-called spiritual or physical sense, is, within this experience, comparable to being in a dream. There is nobody in it. Thus the empty breath and the other duality hacks are as dreamlike as anything else in the experience of being someone definitive, no matter what and where that seems to be.

Appearances do not matter in the bliss of not believing to be someone

There are many ways to appear as if you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, but there is no way to leave it because you are not in it. Like within the context of such a world, a dreamer is not in its dream, and therefore not returning to its bed when the dream is over. Likewise, you do not return to the formlessness of oneness when your apparent life in a world of something is finished because you never left it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But contrary to the illusions of the many belief systems in the world, Alexius´ Duality Hacks do not attempt to transform or make the world better but expose that everything experienced is made from out of nothing.

Connecting with the empty breath, for example, you become indifferent to the differences in the experiences produced by the brain. Hence you do not believe that you are someone definitive separated from others but that it is something you pretend to be.

And as what you pretend to be, you are not, that which is you does not end when the brain cannot produce the experience of you as someone anymore. Until then, it is much fun pretending to be what and where you are not.

Pretending to be someone definitive undoes the belief in being it, because what you pretend to be you are not. Read about this in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

APPENDIX:
Since Alexius is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one, he perceives every experience as nothing. Thus the distinction he makes between a state of not knowing and the experience of being someone definitive can be shaped by that. In other words, there might be a slight mix up in the description of the bliss of nothing* and its after-effect, which comes from having had the slate wiped clean, so you return from a state of not-knowing in the default mode of the basic self, and, therefore, automatically is synced with the brain and thus in the happiness of something (read more about that here).

However, most of the explanations of how to connect with the empty breath are not geared towards the basic but the special self, as that is the most common way of being in the world of the outward-facing senses. Fortunately, the stress that comes from keeping together the image of being special can be used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath, provided you do not try to deal with the stress yourself.

On the other hand, the basic self does not need the unedited energy of stress to connect with the empty breath. It easily becomes so laid-back that it does not perceive feeling fulfilled as better than depressed, neither being right to be better than wrong. These or any other feelings are not perceived as something specific. Hence there is nothing to hide the bliss of emptiness.

This does not mean that feelings of anger or love, for example, does not pop up but that no feeling is perceived to make a difference. Thus they all reveal the bliss of nothing* when the basic self is so laid-back that its basic perception is ´dunno what it is

Read about perceiving everything as ´dunno what it is´  in ´I know what it is´ versus ´It is what it is´ versus ´Dunno what it is. Check out about the basic and special self in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one, and the after-effect of a state of not-knowing in the article The bliss of nothing.


*) You can read much more about a state of not-knowing in Where to find the bliss of ´the empty breath.


NOTE: This article is the first one of hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

To be nobody and yet somebody (DRAFT)

Reality has nothing to say but ´I am here ´ because it takes more than one to go anywhere, and it is that which is one and. For the same reason, where it is cannot be known. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is the brain and nobody else that tells you to experience someone as stupid, for example. It will also suggest how you should deal with it. Whether you consider or reject the suggestions, you are well entangled in the game of the brain, which is to make you believe that you are separated from what you experience, so you appear to be someone separated from a world that seems to be outside of you.

This is not to say that there are ways to escape that game, except, of course, to die. You must play the game of the brain if you want to go on as if you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. If you do, the brain rewards you with shots of happiness.

Like in most games, the end is built into it, so you do not have to feel you are stuck in the brain. When your time is up, the brain stops working. Thus there is nothing to establish you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, so nobody appears to hide there never was or will be more than that which is one.

Until then, you have much fun appearing to be in the game if you perceive the experiences the brain fabricates of it as they are, and not as they ought to be according to a unique belief system like socialism, capitalism, Buddhism or any other ism.

In this case, your perception relates to the experiences as they are, so you are not someone definitive but someone relative to the brain (read more about that here), which, as already said, therefore, supports you with shots of happiness. If your perception does not relate to the experiences as they are but to a belief system of yours, this system seems to establish you as someone special in charge of its own life. But since it never turns out as it ought to be, you do not feel happy but frustrated. Read more about that here.

If you connect with the empty breath, you are not relative to the brain anymore, nor independent of it because you are nobody and thus not somebody in the experiences created by the brain, although you appear to be there. In other words, you are in the world of the brain but not of it.

This, however, is only possible for 20 minutes, 45 at most, at a time if you want to be able again to have a conscious experience of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one (see the end of this article). Fortunately, it is possible to get around this by quickly shifting between the conscious experience of being someone and having no consciousness of what and where you appear to be. This is what we explore below:

When not concentrating, you ´see´ the appearances in this image simultaneously. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is easy to connect with the empty breath when not looking for something
If not constructing a perception that has left out everything in your experiences which does not make sense according to a particular belief system, such as socialism or capitalism, the unedited energy of them will ignite a take-off into the empty breath.

Connecting with it may at first feel as if you have two kinds of breaths. The well-known one you probably, out of habit, struggle for by taking quick gasps of air. And then the empty breath that takes over when you are willing to not breathe too fast take deep breaths or in any other way manipulate the breath.

To achieve this, it can be beneficial to hold a finger under your nose every now and then. It may make you feel as if you are not getting enough air. But that is because when you do not try to catch your breath, the empty breath takes over. And it has a slower pace than you are used to, with a more extended break in between breathing in and out. It keeps a healthy balance between breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide in a very laid-back way.

Physically speaking, the empty breath is best felt when the air is coming in and out through the nose and not the mouth. But not as if it is you who do the breathing, but a ´generator´ in the abdomen from where it, very gently, first expands the abdomen, secondly the belly and lastly the chest before it after a short break goes the other way to contract the body. And then on and on. It feels like there is hardly any air coming in and out of the nose but that it remains a stream within the body.

For that reason, the physical breathing may be through the mouth if that suits you better than through the nose. However, by doing it through the nose, you can do the technique for the taste of life simultaneously to get its side-effect of defocussing. This makes it easier to be with the empty breath. See the paragraph The taste of life in Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment.

Please be aware that this is not a factual description of how breathing is carried out when the empty breath is in the driving seat, but a description of what it may feel like, physically speaking. It could also be that you feel it as if the generator is in the chest. Sometimes this is how it feels for Alexius.

Hence you should not try to replicate the way described here by him but use it as an inspiration to not do something, so the empty breath is not blocked from filling you with the bliss of nothing. This, by the way, is not something to be felt in the body, nor outside of it as if in the external world. It is felt nowhere.

You do not need to remember every detail of this photo to get a sense of stormy weather. Likewise, you do not need to remember all the explanations about the empty breath to connect with it. And you should absolutely not try to remember being connected with it. The connection consists of nothing, and you cannot remember nothing. Thus trying to do so, the relationship turns into the frustration of something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The above is not something you need to remember and strictly follow. The empty breath does not know what you believe in doing. The only thing required for the connection to work is a willingness to go with the flow.

Although the empty breath has nothing to give but emptiness, it feels like you get more energy. Maybe because the lack of something dissolves the tensions in the body that restricts a full breath. As emptiness is powerless, the empty breath cannot do this without your permission. If you are not ready to give that, it may take some time to feel more energetic. No worries. Time is an illusion. However, let us get practical and talk about how to get there:

When the breath expands the body from the abdomen to the chest, you follow a flow from the abdomen to the top of the head. At the same time, you stick to the thoughts and/or feelings popping up without making a perception of them that excludes what you judge to be politically incorrect. At the top of the head, the gentle explosion of the unedited energy of thoughts and feelings erases the perception of your experience as something, so you are in the bliss of nothing and thus indifferent to being someone definitive.

This state of not-knowing remains while following the flow of breath down to the abdomen and repeatedly going up and down, provided you do not perceive an appearance such as your spouse to make a difference.

This should not be understood as a state of not-knowing is in the flow of the physical breath – just like the music you turn on by hitting a button is not in that action. A state of not-knowing is nowhere in particular and therefore obscured by the experiences of time and space that seems to confirm you as someone definitive in a tangible world.

Following the rhythm of the breath as described above or in the other articles in the below links hypnotises the brain, so it forgets to continually produce a conscious experience of you as someone separated from others by time and space. Since this is the primary purpose of following the breath, it is not essential to do it in the exact same way you interpret it should be done according to the explanations in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings.


In the connectedness with the empty breath, Alexius often see or hear glimpses of enlightenment when breathing in. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In this article, we talk about starting to breathe from the abdomen, which is a physical approach. If you prefer a more metaphysical one, you can begin to breathe from the third eye. This is not to say that it is you who initiate the breathing. You direct your awareness in a defocused way to either the abdomen or third eye. You may have tightened the muscles there to prevent going on automatic flow. But if you wait patiently, the breath starts by itself. Therefore, do not interfere, neither if it takes a long time for the flow to resume between breathing in and out.

In the case of the abdomen, you go on as described above. Regarding breathing in and out from the third eye, you stay in the space that the breath seems to have opened there and filled with the transparent sound of the empty breath. From there, you probably sense the swing of the empty breath in the upper part of the body and, when breathing in, you see glimpses of enlightenment.

Both approaches call off the streaming of thoughts. Every now and then, the stream may return. But it disappears in the next breath. Hence you cannot hold onto something specific. No worries. You are in the bliss of nothing. And although that is very energetic, you have no urge to achieve anything. Therefore, as you do not hope to get something from the world, it seems transparent, regardless everything looks the same.

Suppose you think you find something better around the next corner. In that case, you will probably not notice the empty breath because it is not behind anything but before everything that the brain has twisted from nothing into an experience of something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The empty breath is nothing, so looking for something you miss it
Although being in the bliss of nothing is simple and straightforward, it may seem complicated if you are conditioned with the ideas of controlling and/or stopping thoughts because controlling or preventing something is not possible in the nothingness of bliss.

Neither is it beneficial for getting there. On the contrary, when you do not try to stop thoughts or in any other way focus on them, they are free to speed up until the explosion of their unedited energy ignites a take-off into the empty breath, thus to the blissful state of not-knowing. In short, it is not focussing but defocusing that will get you to a state of not-knowing in which there is nobody to be conscious of thoughts and feelings.

The apparent difference between a boy or a girl, for example, must be upheld as real to sustain the belief, that you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space. This difference remains precisely the same when connected with the empty breath, but due to its indifference, your it is not judged to make a difference. Thus the belief in being someone definitive fades out.

The flow of the empty breath is flexible
Being defocused, you may forget the above description of going up and down in alignment with the rhythm of the breath and instead go the other way around. Or the distance of going up and down can be diminished or enlarged, so if you pass the top of the head when going up, go down below the abdomen. No worries. There is nobody to notice the apparent difference. Thus it makes no difference.

The brain will try to process a state of not-knowing into an experience of something instead of nothing by babling about awakening, coming from pure essence, heart (read more about that here) or whatnot, so the image it has fabricated of you as someone definitive is confirmed as real and thus obscure, it is made from out of nothing. Read more about that here.

So just connect with the empty breath and go with its flow of nothing as it comes to you. Having done that a few times, you automatically return to the empty breath whenever you prefer to perceive problems as nothing instead of something.

When not perceiving the contrast of up and down to make a difference, the world is not experienced to make sense and thus not to hide that both the senses and what they seem to pick up are nothing but empty space. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The flow of going up and down
Instead of remaining in a state of not-knowing after going down to the abdomen when the breath contracts the body, you can return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive when you leave the abdomen and with the expansion of the body goes up to the head again. Leaving a state of not-knowing, you do by perceiving yourself to make a difference.

From the conscious experience of being someone definitive, you can again return to a state of not-knowing, which is done by not perceiving the thoughts and feelings constituting the experience of being someone to be something specific. Thus you leave the head with no particular thoughts and feelings when the body contracts and go with the flow of the breath down to the abdomen where you go up with the flow to the head and the conscious experience of you as someone definitive – and so on.

Having been in this flow for a while, it becomes automatic. Thus you appear to be someone who is conscious of itself but does not know what it means. In other words, you are in the world but not of it.

When not connected with the empty breath, grudges and so-called negative thoughts keep popping up as before. But as the after-effect of the connection is happiness you do not bother.

You cannot know when you are connected with the empty breath because you are in a state of not-knowing. Nor can you be aware of who it is that is following the breath up and down because the contrast of up and down, in a short time, cancels out itself (read more about that here), so nobody is going nowhere.

As time is an illusion, the contrast making up the flow has already been cancelled out. More to the point, this or any other contrast has never existed because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. But while you believe there is more than one, enjoy the illusion of going with the flow.

No more than that which is one
Should you forget to follow the flow and thus forget about the empty breath, there is no reason to condemn yourself for that because there is no self. It takes more than one to be or have a self, and as there is no more than that which is one, any kind of self is make-believe. For the same reason being with the empty breath is also make-believe. Read more about the illusion of experiences here:

Nevertheless, being with it makes it easier to not assume it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. And not believing that you do not perceive the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one to be something but nothing. Hence you enter the bliss of emptiness.

If you stay in this state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, at a time, the brain falls into a coma and, therefore, is unable to make the experiences that seem to manifest you as someone definitive. Thus there does not appear to be something hiding there never was and or will be more than that which is one. Hardly anybody, however, stays that long at a time in a state of not-knowing. But maybe long enough to sense that this is so.

See the hack 20 minutes, 45 at most, in Extra Duality Hacks or read the below articles

APPENDIX:
If you try to make the empty breath follow the physical breath, you cannot connect with the empty breath. On the contrary, you keep it at bay because the empty breath has nothing to do with bodily preoccupation. Actually, you will never know if the physical breath and the empty breath are aligned because you are in a state of not-knowing, when connected with the empty breath. Read more about that in The bliss of nothing.

For the same reason, the explanations in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings about how it feels being connected with the empty breath are based on Alexius memories of the empty breath. And since they are perceived as ´it is what it is´ (read more about that in The bliss of nothing), it does not matter to him if they are aligned or not.

It is a matter of speech when Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings say the empty breath fills you with emptiness. It does not supply you with anything. Instead, it replaces your perception of the body as something with nothing. Hence the body is acknowledged for what it is. The same applies to every other experience you have. They are all nothing disguised as something. Seeing that, there is not something to bother you. This is why it is so blissful to be connected with the empty breath.

Check out the below articles about how to ignite a take-off into the empty breath


NOTE: This article is part of hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

BM The indifference of ´the empty breath,´ makes all conditionings fade away (DRAFT)

Everything fabricated – like for example this illustration of a yin-yang sign – is supposed to have a special appearance, so that the experience of it supplies the belief, that you are somebody. But this is not the purpose of the empty breath. On the contrary. Its purpose is to undo the belief, that you are someone at all, which it does by helping you to see, that the apparent differences in the world do not make a difference, so it does not matter whether anything appears perfect or not. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When people tell you to slow down and relax via mindfulness or whatnot, they sabotage the fastest way to take it easy, because that comes from not stopping the speed of thoughts and feelings so you lose control of them and therefore no longer can prevent them from igniting a take-off into the empty breath (read more about that here), that synchronises the low-frequency world of the outward-facing senses with the high-frequency world of the inward-facing senses, so speedy thoughts and feelings are not felt to cause stress but tranquillity.

At times, however, you may feel so angry about somebody that you do not want this to happen because it will make you indifferent and thus without the anger needed to punish them. So you prevent the aggressive energy inside of you from igniting a take-off into the empty breath by projecting it on those judged to have caused it. But doing so, you first and foremost punish yourself, because we receive what we give (read more about that here).

This goes on until you do not project your feelings onto others but keep them in you so the unedited energy of them can ignite a take-off into the empty breath.

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The empty breath undoes your conditioned belief in being someone definitive because it sets in before there is a conscious recognition of being someone definitive. Read more about it here.

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The connectedness with the empty breath – either through surfing its waves, being in its transparent sound, the swing of it, or the sparkling force behind these rhythmic movements (read more about that here) – is not a feeling that can be fabricated like for example a romantic evening generated by candles, special clothes, music and red wine. On the contrary. It is felt, when instead of busy trying to produce a specific feeling, the frenetic energy is used as a take-off into the empty breath.

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Focus, control, balance and any kind of adjustment are counterproductive in regard to igniting a take-off into the empty breath, as it has no specific form or centre and totally moves on its own accord.

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The swing of the inner breath may be experienced abruptly – like in this animation but probably a lot slower – in a s body with muscles problems from for example psoas or diafragma. There is no reason though trying to make it swing more smoothly by improving the condition of the body. The inner breath always adjust itself to the current condition of the body, so no matter how it moves it results in the same joy, providing you are not looking to be perfect.

In a sick body, the swing of the empty breath might be experienced to come in bursts – a bit like in this animation but probably slower. But no matter how restricted the swing of it is experienced, the connection with it will always entail indifference, so if you stick with that the way it is experienced makes no difference. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Not feeling the swing of the empty breath as described in the previous article, What does ´the empty breath´ feel like? can be due to trying too hard, focussing on it, or assuming the experience of it will make you feel something extraordinary. In these cases, you try to fabricate a specific feeling yourself, but the feeling of the empty breath cannot be made up, nor is it something definitive.

The same applies if you erupt the natural flow by taking deep breaths, shortening, pushing or holding it back. This will make you appear to be the master of it and thus enhance the sense of being an autonomous creature with a will of its own instead of a medium for the empty breath.

Basically, however, there is only one reason for not feeling the empty breath, namely that you want to feel it, which is only possible when you believe you are something instead of nothing. In other words, to feel the empty breath, you must step aside.

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In hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues, you can read more about how the mix of a physical symptom and your worries about it develops a psychosomatic disorder, that only can be healed when dealing with the physical manifestation in a physical way and the psychological problem in a mental or emotional way.

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Please do not take the comparison of the inner breath to an yin yang sign too literally. An yin yang sign is all too simplified to really illustrate the inner breath.Yet it might give you an idea about the inner breath, which can also be compared to a spiral like the galaxy in this image, that the stylish yin yang sign might a simplified version of.

The comparison of the empty breath with a yin-yang sign should not be taken too literal. A yin-yang sign is all too simplified to really illustrate the empty breath, which rather is to be compared to the galaxy in this image. Maybe the yin-yang sign originally was a simplified illustration of such a constellation. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Since the empty breath has no personality, it has no expression of its own. So if its rhythmic flow is experienced to be weaker when you appear to be sick or about to die, it is because the rhythm of it always adjust to what and where you believe in being. Yet the operator of the empty breath (see the paragraph of the same name in the article What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?), which is the non-rhythmic energy behind the rhythm of the empty breath remains the same and is also experienced like that if it is that aspect of it you are in touch with.

In other words, if the transparent non-rhythmic energy of the empty breath is only partially experienced, when the body seems to be out-of-order, the problem is not the empty breath, but that you do not want to experience it fully, when there seem to be problems with the condition of the body, because that would render it unimportant and thus question your belief in being inside it.

This does not mean that you should not take care of the body and have it checked by a qualified health care professional. You also bring your car to a garage for a check-up, even though it is not you.

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In the flow of the empty breath, you are automatically multitasking, because it does not know the concept of focusing on something specific. So if not feeling the empty breath, multitasking may pave the way.

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The less you believe to be substantial, the more you will feel the non-rhythmic transparent energy of the empty breath.

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There are several established ways of feeling somebody else when you believe to be someone substantial in a tangible world. But there are no ways to feeling the empty breath other than to momentarily stop believing you are someone definitive.

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When you do not know anything, there is not somebody to be sad or happy – nor anything else. Thus there is nothing but emptiness, which is pure bliss.

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Not being aware of something, there is nothing to make perfect. Consequently, you are not benumbed in an experience of yourself as someone definitive but in the flow of nothing.

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Feeling the empty breath is like receiving a new gift every moment. There is no way, however, to know what the present will be before receiving it, neither do you need to know, because you are in a state of not-knowing.

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The energy at the root of the inner breath may be experienced a bit like this, but in less defined forms and colors.

The energy at the root of the empty breath can be experienced a bit like this, but in less defined forms and without any awareness of colours. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Even though the empty breath seems to produce a constant rhythm of expansion and contraction in the body, your experience of it may not be so. And you are right. It is not consistent. It has no such need. Only those who believe to be somebody definitive has a need to be consistent, and since the empty breath does not believe to be anything at all, it does not need to uphold a persistent image of itself.

The empty breath can be compared to the cats in the home of Alexius. They go around as it pleases them, but he can always count on them to greet him when he gives a call.

Likewise, he can always count on the empty breath. Even though it solely moves on its own accord, it is always to be felt in one way or the other. Maybe it is experienced to be going up and down, on a single wave in one of the circles in the empty breath, several times in a row, whereafter it is felt to be the swing of it inside of his head, and as if he is surfing both of the yin-yang looking waves in one of the other circles of the empty breath. In the previous article, What does ´the empty breath´ feel like, you can read more about these experiences and the composition of the empty breath in endless circles.

After igniting a take-off into the empty breath, he mostly lands in its speedy and chaotic energy at the root of it, which feels like freedom compared to the rigid world of the outward-facing senses. Going to bed, it often is the transparency of its sound that comes to him. But first of all, he simply feels the indifference of the empty breath, and since that means the apparent differences in the world does not appear to make a difference, it is hardly a feeling.

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If you do not fence off the empty breath via a positive perception of yourself in which everything judged to be negative has been excluded, whatever you seem to feel will be interpreted by the indifference of the empty breath. Consequently feeling happy or sad makes no difference. Not in the sense that happiness and sadness feel the same, but in the sense that the apparent difference makes no difference.

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The empty breath can be felt in many exciting ways. The most exciting one, though, is not a feeling, but indifference to the apparent differences experienced in a world defined by time and space and thus to perceiving it as real. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When you are connected with a Fitbit watch, for example, it is not from the connection itself you get an exceptional feeling but from the data it gives you.

Likewise, you may not feel excited about the connection with the empty breath, as its radiance of indifference makes you indifferent to the apparent differences in a world defined by time and space. But as this makes the experience of it seems like nothing instead of something, you are in the bliss of emptiness.

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Doing Nordic Walking, or rather going with the flow of it, could be beneficial for you in regard to not be doing something. It may also help you to expose the defence mechanisms, that you have built up in the body against going with the flow of the empty breath.

This is not to say that all these defence mechanisms must come to an end to feel the empty breath. Having the willingness to not be somebody, but nobody is what makes you feel the empty breath. Neither is it important in which of the ways described in the previous article, What does ´the empty breath´ feel like, that it is felt, or if it is felt in another way.

Read about willingness in Willingness to not exclude but include undoes the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one or the paragraph The only requirement is willingness in the article The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

Although these ways of feeling the empty breath definitely are fascinating, the most exciting way to feel it – or rather not feeling it – is simply to follow its consistent flow of indifference. Since that makes you indifferent to the experience of differences in the world where you appear to be, there does not seem to be anybody feeling anything but the bliss from being indifferent to the belief in being someone.

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The nature of the empty breath is not to provide happiness but indifference, and since that releases you from the boundaries of a world defined by time and space, it may feel as if you are in a merry-go-round world.

Feelings, however, never last, so if you hang onto this feeling instead of going with the flow of being indifferent to what you feel, your merry-go-round world will be replaced by its contrast, namely a world of sadness. This is only so because you mistook the empty breath for the giver of happiness instead of indifference, so if you stick with the latter, it makes no difference if you feel happy or sad, and that is very blissful.

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The most exciting aspect of the empty breath is cannot be felt because it is indifference.

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In the connectedness with the empty breath, you are indifferent to what and where you appear to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

At first, it may feel as if the empty breath is too slow to supply you with enough air for breathing. But when you do not try to handle the flow of it*, which may or may not be adjusted to the physical breath, everything is fine as it is.

Perhaps it feels as if you do not have enough room for the empty breath or that it results in more pain than joy, especially if you in the past have avoided the awareness of unpleasant feelings by projecting them onto obscure parts of the body. Read more about the suppression of feelings and the psychosomatic diseases it entails in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

Thus fear, traumas and worries are stored in the body, often psoas and its corresponding muscle the diaphragm. Since the latter, in terms of muscles, is the primary mover of the breath, it may have become too weak or stiff to freely move with the flow of the empty breath, which, therefore, seems to make you tense and not relaxed. That is if you are looking for a specific way of feeling the empty breath instead of going with its indifference because doing that, it does not matter whether the empty breath seems to result in a smooth expansion and contraction of the body or not.

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Should the body seems to get better when you feel connected with the empty breath, it is not due to that – at least not directly – because it does not know of something that needs improvement. Indirectly though it is due to the empty breath. In its presence, you are not in your default mode of doing something about something, so the body is not disturbed by the perception that you are the master of it.

That the condition of the body is linked to what you think, is like assuming there is a connection between you and the world in a movie you are watching. This connection is entirely imaginative. The world in the film is unaffected by the thoughts or feelings you appear to have about it, and it is self-deception when you imagine it has caused them. The movie does not have such powers.

In other words, if you perceive that pain or sickness in the body has been caused by the mind, the soul or something else not physical, it is an idea you project on the body. And this idea can only be corrected where it was conceived, namely in the mental sphere.

Trying to correct it in the body is frustrating because the problem is not there, although it probably is felt to be in the body and there may seem to be symptoms of it there. Unfortunately, this is generally perceived as proof of a connection between the body and mind and/or soul instead of a warning against believing there is such connection. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

Fortunately, the empty breath is indifferent to whatever you seem to think or feel, and so are you when connected with it. This does not mean it fixes the body, but that it liberates it from the sick ideas you have forced upon it so that the biological system can take care of the body without your interference but maybe with a little help of qualified health care professional. Hence you can correct your ideas where you made them. If you are used to projecting them onto the body, you may, however, have a hard time figuring out what is what. No worries. Joining the empty breath you see everything experienced as it does, namely as nothing.


NOTE: This article is partly a continuation of What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?. They are both part of hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

What does ´the empty breath´ feel like? [draft]

The inner breath is not restricted to be felt as a specific form, neither to only be felt inside. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

As the empty breath is not something definitive, it cannot be experienced in a specific way. Yet, it can be felt in an undefinable way anywhere within its non-definitive framework – whether that appears to be inside or outside the body – but never consistently as the same, although it is always there.

The empty breath can be felt in many ways within its non-definable framework of a ball-like thingy that passes through the head – or above it – and the stomach or below it. Yet, it is not experienced concerning the body, nor inside or outside. This is not because everything is perceived to at one when connected with the empty breath, but that the experience of something is perceived to be nothing (read more about that here).

Having an out-of-body experience is based on the belief that you are someone in a body, which is the opposite of the experience that comes from being connected with the empty breath, as it undoes the belief that you are someone in a body. Read more about that here.

Hence the connectedness with the empty breath is not an out-of-body experience but a no-body experience. However, this does not mean that you do not take care of the body, your beloved ones, and whatnot when connected with the empty breath, but that it makes no difference if doing so seems to pay off or not.

In the connectedness with the empty breath there is nothing that appears to be disturbing, but trying to connect with it everything seems disturbing, because the purpose of trying is delaying, so you want to be disturbed.

The inner breath has no definitive center or anything else in a fixed position, so your experience of it may be different from mine. Maybe you primarily experience it in the stomach, in the chest or both inside and outside of your body within the non definitive borders of a ball. It may change from moment to moment, as  – unlike this image – it is not static. This image however illustrates when all its movements are experienced simultaneously, which feels as if the everything stands still.

The empty breath has no definitive centre or border or anything else that is in a fixed position. Everything is constantly moving, so the experience changes from moment to moment as if it is in the stomach, chest, or inside and outside the body. So if your experience differs from the descriptions in this article, go with the flow as it comes to you.

Feelings are subjective
If you are future-minded, the empty breath might be felt to come from somewhere in front of you, whereas it probably is felt to arrive from the back if you are concerned about the past. And if you are into the concepts like living in the now, being centred and balanced, it might be felt as if it has a fixed centre. In other words, the experience of the empty breath is coloured by your conditioning.

This is not a problem for the empty breath, because contrary to you, it has no need to be acknowledged in a particular way. So whether you experience it to be in the stomach, the chest, inside or outside the body, it carries out its one and only purpose, which is to make you indifferent to the apparent different experiences in the world you believe to be.

The empty breath is indifferent to all the apparent differences of the world, so the more you connect with it, the more you adapt to this indifference and the less you want to be someone who makes a difference.

Since the empty breath is not static, the experience of it may change from moment to moment, and it may differ from those described in this article. No worries. Connecting with it is not about doing something specific to feel something definitive but going with the flow. Only when you want to make a difference, you must do ´the right thing´.

I am not a talented illustrator, so instead of making an illustration of the inner breath, I have manipulated an image found on the internet in order to give you an idea of the simultaneously movements inside it.

This scientific illustration on the internet has been manipulated by Alexius to give you an idea of the simultaneously circular movements inside the non-definitive ball of the empty breath.

A basic intro to the non-definitive shape of the empty breath
The empty breath is modelled like an egg-shaped ball with lots of oval circles moving inside it, but contrary to what you see in the illustration to the right, it does not have a definitive centre or border. Nor do the circles inside of it, and there are so many so close together that there is no space between them. In the emptiness of each circle, there is two yin-yang like waves. You cannot see this in the simplified illustration to the right, but there is a simulation of this in the second image from here.

That the empty breath has a non-definitive form does not only mean that its edges are blurry but that neither its size nor shape is constant. It may grow bigger and smaller here and there so that it momentarily feels to be more pear-shaped than egg-shaped, for example.

As there is no up and down in the empty breath, the most significant part of the pear-shaped version of it might be in the top as well as in the bottom, or on the sides, or anywhere in between. And as the apparent centre of each one of the circles, appearing to be inside the non-definitive ball of the empty breath, is floating around, there are many no fixed centres.

Even though there appear to be an endless amount of diffused shaped circles inside the non-definitive boundaries of the empty breath, and they are moving in each their own direction with each their own yin-yang like formed waves moving inside of them, they are actually fused into one movement of two yin-yang like waves rolling in all directions – at bit like in the animation in the paragraph The swing of the empty breath or in the two last animations of this article.

But as that is very difficult to comprehend in a world where we are conditioned to divide reality into more than one, most will probably not feel the totality of the empty breath, but one of the many circles that seems to make it up. No worries. It is not about perfection but going with the flow as it comes to you.

The empty breath has no specific centre, and though it seems to consists of many different movements in each their own size and shape, everything is actually fused into one single move. As this can be hard to comprehend in a world where there seems to be more than one, it is most likely easier to experience just one of its aspects at a time.

This could be like going in a circle going from the stomach around the back of the body to the top of the head when breathing in, and from there in a circular movement in front of the body and back to the stomach when breathing out. The direction, however, does not matter. As already said, it is all about going with the flow. So if that seems to go the opposite way, by all means, go that way.

The flow can also be in a circle, about the same diameter as above, that instead goes from the abdomen to the throat or rectum to the heart. You can expand the diameter so it goes from the abdomen to a point above the head or from the rectum to a point further above the head.

No matter where you perceive the empty breath to be located, it is the same emptiness you experience a second before the brain processes it into an experience of something perceived to be substantial (read more about that here). As the emptiness of the expanded circle metaphorically speaking goes from hell to heaven, you may feel frightened or spaced out if you get stuck in one of those extremes.

Going with the flow of the circular movement in one of the above circles feels like you are surfing two yin-yang like waves inside the empty breath. But this is just one of the ways to experience the empty breath. Below is a short introduction to them and then a more detailed description of each of them.

Be aware, though, feeling the empty breath, as described in this article, is only possible to the extent that you do not wish to be or have more spiritually, mentally, emotionally or materialistically because the empty breath has not anything to give but the sheer bliss of nothing.

A basic intro to the ways of feeling the empty breath
Sensing the operator of the empty breath (see the below paragraph of the same name) or the indifference of it (check out the section The empty breath is not the giver of joy and happiness but indifference in the article What is ´the empty breath´ about?) is a state of not-knowing in which you seem to be floating on clouds of bliss. In contrast, the state of not-knowing coming from the rhythmic flow is more like if you are moved by clouds of bliss.

The rhythmic flow of the empty breath can be heard as a distant sound (see the below paragraph The transparent sound of the empty breath) or felt inside the body (see the below section The swing of the empty breath), or sensed as if nobody is surfing two yin-yang like waves in and outside the body (see the next paragraph).

That being said, these categories are not meant to limit you to experiencing the empty breath in specific ways but to inspire you to experience it in your way.

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Each of the non-definable circles inside the non-definable ball of the empty breath – see the previous illustration – consist of two yin-yang like looking waves (but without the two holes) that are not fixated and probably moves in sync with the breath – or rather the breath moves in sync with them. Therefore, it is not so much about following the extraction and contraction of the physical breath but the flow of the empty breath, which may feel like you are surfing the outside of the two yin-yang like waves more or less in sync with the physical breath. The colours in this image only have an illustrative purpose.

Surfing the empty breath
In the above illustration to the right, you see a very simplified simulation of the empty breath in which you cannot see that the number of circles inside it is endless. Nor does it reflect that the empty breath has no definitive border or centre, and each of the circles inside it contains two non-definitive waves like in the above image that can be surfed. Please notice that although the waves look like the two parts of a yin-yang sign, they have no holes. And as they actually are colourless, the colours in this image and all the others in this article only have an illustrative purpose.

When the body is expanded by the breath, you surf the outside of the yellow wave from the stomach and behind the body up in the head. From there, you surf the outside of the blue wave in front of the body down to the abdomen or below it while the breath is contracting the body. That is, if you are sensing the waves in a circle going from the back to the front of the body. See a more detailed explanation of the different possibilities for the placement of the circles containing the waves in the above intro to the empty breath.

Besides surfing the waves in that circle, you can surf the waves in a circle going from the left to the right side of the body and in circles anywhere in between these. No matter what circle you are surfing, most feel the waves in the circular movement outside the body.

It is not needed to be in total sync with the rhythm of the physical expansion and contraction of the body, nor does it matter if part of the circular movement is skipped. What matters is to follow the flow as it comes to you because that makes you forget the physical breath so it can take care of itself without any interruption from you being stressed or trying to inflict it with ideas of balance, tranquillity and whatnot.

Maybe the most joyous way to surf the waves is to go the whole way around one of them and then continue by going the entire way around the other, more or less aligned with the breath extracting and contracting the body. There might be even more joyous ways revealed to you when following the flow.

Alexius has never been surfing in the world of the outward-facing senses, so when he says going with the flow of the two yin-yang like waves in the empty breath feels like surfing, it is an imagination of his.

You may also surf the empty breath in the opposite direction. Going counterclockwise tends to lessen physical awareness, so you would become less interested in returning to a conscious experience of being someone substantial in a tangible world. The same applies if the non-definable edges of the empty breath are not experienced to touch the body but pass it on top of the head and below the abdomen, as that means there is almost no relation to the body when surfing it.

Thus the body is set free (read more about that here), so it can follow its biological system without you trying to unite the physical nature of the body with mental ideas of wellness, which is like trying to blend physical elements with the immaterial ones in a dream or vice versa. It does not work.

You cannot be someone definitive, when going with the flow of the empty breath, so the belief in being someone separated from the formlessness of that which is one is fading out.

Going with the flow without knowing where and why.

Surfing the empty breath to feel good regardless of the physical condition
You will, as already noted, mainly feel the flow of the waves in one of the many circles inside the empty breath. This will probably be in a circle going from the back of the body to the front of it or the other way around. But from there, you can also jump to the waves in another circle or feel them all simultaneously.

As it takes more than one to feel something, it is only in a world where there seems to be more than one that this is possible, so the more the belief in such a world is undone by the empty breath, the less you feel it.

Alexius was not aware of this before writing what the empty breath feels like and, therefore, took a closer look at it. He usually just follows the flow without thinking about direction and whatnot, because in his case, the flow primarily results in the sense of indifference.

It is, however, possible to be more choosy than Alexius is typically. Having worries about the past, or pain in the back, you can choose to be massaged by surfing both sides of the wave behind you and leaving out the one in front of you within a circle of the empty breath that goes from the back to the front of you. Should you want to be grounded, you can surf all the way around a single wave in a circle going from the back to the front of you where the waves are not located like in the above but in the top and bottom of the circle.

The wave you surf, in this case, is the bottom one passing through the abdomen or even lower in the direction from the back to the front of you, or the other way around, or the bottom wave in another circle going from the left to the right side of you, or both of the bottom waves in these circles, or the bottom wave in any one or more circles in between the two others. No reason to memorise this. Just go with the flow.

Just like what you believe to be is nothing, so is the empty breath, but unlike you, it has no need to conceal that by appearing to be something specific. Consequently, there is not something that prevents it from being what and where is most beneficial for you – even under your feet if that is what it takes to make you forget what you believe to be.

Supposing you want to enhance the impulsive or deliberate side of you, you could do this by respectively surfing all the way around the wave to the right and the left in a circle going around the head sideways. In a circle that also goes sidewise but around the chest, you could surf all the way around the wave in front of the chest if it is hollow and seems to restrict the breath. Surfing both waves but only on the outer side of them in a circle going sideways around the head or stomach is excellent in the case of vertigo, eventually combined with surfing the two waves back and forth of you in a circle going from your feet to above the head.

In the case of tight hips, blocked abdomen or spasm in the lower back, you completely surf the wave behind you and then the one in front of you in a circle going sideways in that area, and so on. You could also try surfing in a similar circle where the waves are not behind and in front of you but on the sides. The size of the circle and thus the waves adjust to the need for relaxing these areas. Is sadness released from there, you may feel like crying. If so, forget about the empty breath and take the time to grieve. Then return to the same circle of the empty breath if that is what the flow calls for.

Instead, it may call for surfing a combination of other waves, for example, a wave in front of you in a circle going sideways at the abdomen and a wave in front of you in a circle that does not go sideways but from the head to stomach or the other way. Maybe surfing them simultaneously or perhaps not just one of the waves in the circles but both waves in a circular movement around the abdomen and from the back and front of you – or whatever combination that seems beneficial to you regarding getting through the lockdown.

The empty breath is also beneficial for alleviating allergy symptoms or other symptoms of IBS and COPD, for example. It may not heal these or any other physical sicknesses because the purpose of Alexius´ Duality Hacks is not to heal the body but the sick belief you are in it. This the empty breath does by making you indifferent to being someone. Read more about that here.

Regarding the empty breath and how its nothingness helps reduce the symptoms of somethingness, Alexius speaks from personal experience because his body is not in the best condition, as he has never been very good at being something specific. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In the case of Alexius, the state of his body is not that good, so he speaks from personal experience when he says that due to the indifference of the empty breath, IBS and COPD, for example, are not something he needs to get it over with to feel better, as the discomfort is not perceived to be something but nothing.

If you are not looking to get it right, nothing is wrong or missing. Hence every moment is the perfect moment (hack #4.1 Every moment is the perfect moment). You have no need to get it right if you face your anger, because then it does not seem wrong and you do not have hide it by looking right.

See also when Alexius was saved by helicopter from the rainforest, even though he did not feel there was something to be saved from. It is not just a rosy story, though, because the transition from perceiving desperation as something to nothing was very upsetting until he did not perceive hopelessness to be wrong but that which set him free. See also the hack No Hope = Oneness in Extra Duality Hacks.

There are many possibilities for using the empty breath. Yet, it is best not to use it but instead be used by it, so going with the flow sets the body free to heal itself. This is why it is brilliant in the case of psychosomatic disorders. However, it is not commendable to catch every detail about the empty breath in this article because an intellectual understanding of it will not help you feel connected with it.

In hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues, you can read more about the unfortunate belief that one can mix physical and psychological issues results in psychosomatic disorders.

You cannot illustrate the inner breath, as it has no definitive form. This animation, however, may give you an idea about the ´structure´ of the inner breath and the high frequency of its inner movement, which seems to originate from an yin yang like curved line – not just as curved though. It feels like, it is the swing of this floating line that expands and contracts the body, so that it breathes in and out. Unlike an yin yang sign the inner breath is not a flat circle with a curved line, but rather a ball wherein the curved line swings upwards and downwards as well as sideways, forwards and backwards and everything in between. Unfortunately the animation is not able illustrate that, neither how slow the swing of it actually feels in the body. Even though it extremely active inside the ball, the experience of it is that it has all the time in the world to expand and contract the body.

It is impossible to illustrate the swing of the empty breath because it has no definable form or movement. This animation, however, may give you an idea about how the swing of it feels as if it is coming from a non-definitive curved line that is to be compared to the line in between the two forms of a yin-yang sign – but less curved. The swing of this line expands and contracts the body so that it breathes in and out. But unlike in a yin-yang sign, the swing of the empty breath is not inside a flat circle but rather a non-definable ball, wherein there are many non-definable circles with each their own curved line. Depending on where one of these circles are experienced to be located, the swing of the empty breath is experienced to swing upwards and downwards, sideways, forwards and backwards or anywhere in between. Unfortunately, the animation is not really illustrating this, nor that although the swing of it is mighty, the experience of it often is that it is in no hurry to expand and contract the body.

The swing of the empty breath
What is said in the above about surfing the empty breath, generally speaking, also apply to feel the swing of it, except that this is solely felt inside the body, where the movement of the non-definitive curved line between the two waves is sensed as a swing, that extracts and contracts the body in a steady rhythmic flow of breathing in and out. Due to the definitive size of the body, this line is felt less curved and probably also shorter than the line in between the two waves described above.

The steady swing of the empty breath may seem to expand and contract the body slower than when you imagined being in charge of the breathing. Maybe the break in between expansion and contraction also feels too long. But the swing of the empty breath probably feels more powerful – so much indeed that at first, it feels like the body does not have enough room for it.

Just like surfing the empty breath can be done on the waves in any of the circles within the non-definitive border of the empty breath, the swing of it can be felt in the movement of the curved line floating in the middle of any one of these circles.

In other words, the curved line is not just pumping from the back to front in relation to the body but also up and down, from side to side and everywhere in between, which you may sense in the illustration to the left. Though you can feel all these directions simultaneously, it probably is so unfamiliar that you may prefer to feel the swing of the empty breath in one circle at a time.

The shape of the circles with the swing of the empty breath is more like an egg. See the illustration. The experience of the curved line inside ´the egg´ may not seem logical. Breathing in, you may solely experience the swing of the empty breath in the bottom of ´the egg´ and breathing out, in the top of it – or the other way around, or only in the bottom or the top. You can also experience the whole curved line going back and forth or up and down at once.

To make long short, the empty breath behaves like a bird. If it has a pattern of flying that you cannot see. So do not try to shape it, nor to let it be. Both attitudes fend of the experience because they imply you are in charge. Instead, acknowledge you are not in control. Using the technique for the taste of life, you automatically lose control because, whether you taste it or not, the method itself is beneficial for defocusing. And without focus, you are not in control.

Read about the taste of life and focus versus defocus in Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment.

If you experience the swing of the empty breath in all the egg-shaped circles simultaneously, the fusion of them at first feels as everything is spinning. See the speedy animation just below. But it quickly turns into a feeling of everything standing so still – see the third image from here – that you feel the bliss of being indifferent to what and where you appear to be.

Connecting to the inner breath is fortunately not about perfection, as that requires much control and therefore blocks the inner breath to move on its own accord. The inner breath is always connected to you, but you cannot feel it if your purpose is to be someone definitive. In other words not being anybody the inner breath is not hidden. In fact it is very intense.

The swing of the empty breath is not felt as fast as the movements in this animation, but rather like a steady ongoing rhythm with much force that expands and contracts the body. Yet the resulting breath in the body is often very subtle and probably seems to be slower than you are used to – unlike the driving force behind the rhythm of the empty breath, that is a rush of energy within the non-definable ball of it. And even though the particles of this force is moving completely unstructured and at any speed, fast or slow – a bit like in this animation – it is such a relief to merge with this apparent chaos, as that prevents you from focussing on anything specific, so you feel like a fountain sparkling with joy.

The operator of the empty breath
Besides feeling the swing of the empty breath or as if you are surfing two yin-yang like waves more or less in alignment with the extraction and contraction of the physical breath, you can also feel a constant rush of energy within the non-definable border of the empty breath. This chaotic energy at the root of the empty breath is not rhythmic but abstract. Yet, it is the force behind the rhythm of the empty breath. The feeling of it is a subtle sense of being here, there and everywhere, or as if spinning through a world with no limits where you are not limited to be someone.

There are no rules, but it could very well be that a take-off into ´the empty breath´ will take you to this aspect of it … and what a relief it is to float in chaos instead of having to fit into the rigid world of the outward-facing senses.

Unlike the swing of the empty breath, but like surfing its waves, this force is sensed inside and outside the body. It is often more straightforward to feel its very subtle energy outside of the body as there the dense bodily feeling is not an obstacle. If you do not try to catch its abstractness but go with its fleetness, you feel like a fountain of sparkling joy.

Sensing the operator of the empty breath outside of the body, you will automatically be taken inside, as the operator does not know one from the other. From there you probably are transferred to the rhythmic flow of surfing or feeling the swing of the empty breath.

The apparent chaos at the root of the empty breath, where the operator of it resides and where you most likely land after igniting the empty breath, is therefore a good starting point, when you want to be in the rhythmic flow of the empty breath.

If you, out of habit, try to focus on the empty breath to hear its transparent sound (see the next paragraph) or feel its rhythmic flow, you are bound to perceive it as something and thus fence it off. A more beneficial way to approach the rhythmic flow and transparent sound of the empty breath is to start in the chaos of its root – whether sensed in front or back of the body, on top of it or all around it – because that leaves nothing specifically for you to focus on, wherefore there is not something definitive blocking out hearing or feeling the rhythmic flow of the empty breath.

Hearing/feeling the sound of the inner breath, you feel transparent, as if there is nothing to separate you from where you appear to be. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Hearing or feeling the sound of the empty breath, you feel transparent as if there is not something separating you from other appearances in the world of the outward-facing senses. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The transparent sound of the empty breath
Just like the rhythm of bass is heard and felt in the body, so is the sound of the empty breath, which is like ´so´ when it expands the body and ´ham´ when contracting it.

The apparently definitive shape of you in a body is, therefore, exposed as make-believe.

Sometimes it is like this rhythmic sound of ´so-ham´ comes from the nose and at other times from an undefined space in the back of the head. And then again, the sound does not seem to have a definable location, so it is neither experienced to be inside or outside the head. It may even appear to originate from an invisible space outside the body like it has nothing to do with your appearance in a body.

And as that is actually so, feeling the sound of the empty breath is not a compelling experience like feeling the rhythm of the bass because it cancels out the feeling of being in a specific body – as if there is no definable border between the body and its apparent surrounding. A sofa, for example, does not seem to differ from the body sitting in it.

This is basically due to the brain not being able to create a conscious experience of the signals it claims to receive from the sensory system of the body, when you are deeply connected with the empty breath (read more about that here), wherefore there is nobody to divide them into judgments of inside and outside, good and bad, high and low, them and me and so on. Hence the apparent differences in the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one do not appear to make a difference.

Since this means there is nothing to define such a world, it becomes evident that it is not real but a fantasy made out of nothing. But just like the reality in the world of a game is the same whether you believe it is real or not, the reality of a world where there seems to be more than one remains the same when you sense it is an illusion. Your relation with it, however, is forever changed. Being someone definitive, there is all pretence – just like it is, within that reality, when one pretends to be in the world of a game. See hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive).

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Do not get attached to the rhythm of the empty breath, because the feeling of the rhythm is related to the body, so it stops when the body ends.

Since a rhythm has a beginning and an end, it is best not to get attached to the rhythm of the empty breath in the swing or transparent sound of it, because it ends when the body stops to function. At that moment, it is better to merge with the indifference of the empty breath or the non rhythmic and very chaotic energy in the operator of it, so that there is not something specific to stop the enlightenment of that which is one from absorbing the nothingness of you.

Via the transparent sound of the empty breath, you may naturally float into glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one, which the visual-minded will experience as visions of light and the auditory minded as ethereal harmonies. If you are more emotional minded, you may feel the vibration that Aum, Sohang, and The Word of God symbolise or taste its sweetness.

The glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one, for example, the visual aspect, merges into one, if not interpreted as something specific. Hence there is no experience of that which is you being different from that which is one, so nothing seems to hide there never was or will be more than the formlessness of oneness.

Read more about how to have glimpses of the different aspects of the enlightenment in the article Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment – or how to have glimpses of enlightenment. And read more about the enlightenment of that which is one in hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is one.

However, the empty breath is not something that can be brought about by manipulating the physical breath or exercising any other form of control. It is the other way around. When you go with the flow, the empty breath joins you.

A bicycle has nothing to do with the place, it is transporting you to.

This is not to say that techniques cannot be helpful in regard to tone down the experience of you as someone definitive so that the apparent existence of you in the tangible world fabricated by the brain does not seem to be a fact but make-believe. Unfortunately most forget, that techniques have nothing to do with what they seem to accomplish. Just like a remote control have nothing to do with the music it triggers.

As the connection with the empty breath is a state of not-knowing there is no awareness of separation. Hence the apparent difference between past, now and future or you and Alexius does not make a difference.

It is not possible to illustrate the inner breath in its totality. This yon yang animation (please abstract from the holes) though may give you an idea of the simultaneously movement of the two waves inside the inner breath.

It is not possible to illustrate the empty breath in its totality. But this yin-yang animation (please ignore the holes, as there are no holes in the waves of the empty breath) may give you an idea about the simultaneous movement of the yin-yang like waves inside it.

The connectedness with the empty breath is a state of not-knowing
Nobody really knows what the connectedness with the empty breath feels like, as it is a state of not-knowing. So to write about that, he had to go back and forth between a state of not-knowing and the conscious experience of being someone and compile the vague memories of the empty breath popping up in his consciousness.

If the resulting descriptions seem patchy and confusing, you can use the disorientation to ignite a take-off into the empty breath. See how to do that in Take-offs into ´the empty breath´ and How to ignite a take-off into ´the empty breath´.

The empty breath is not only to be experienced within its border, because it has no specific border, so if you are experiencing it somewhere else, you have really become indifferent to the belief in being someone definitive, because only as such would you expect to experience it somewhere specific.

Please remember that even though the connectedness with the empty breath is impersonal, what you remember afterwards is personal. Hence your memories may seem different than those of Alexius.

If still confused, you are welcome to mail Alexius, although using your uncertainty to ignite a take-off into the empty breath is preferable because he cannot help neither you nor himself as he sees nobody in need of help.

Thus you would be better off keep on reading about it until you hardly can stay awake, then go to bed, forget what you read the empty breath feels like, close your eyes, and most likely it will be there in one way or the other. Indeed, they will rapidly change. That is if you do not try to hang onto one of them. In that case, they will cease.

Your eyes do not have to be closed, and you do not have to go to bed. You can sit anywhere in any position. You can also walk, run and/or talk. But if you are new to the empty breath, it may seem easier to connect with it by partly cutting out the world of the external senses yourself instead of waiting for it to be toned down when the empty breath syncs it with the world the inward-facing senses. You should, however, never attempt to cut out the world of the external senses yourself in situations that require your full attention in driving a car, for example.


NOTE ABOUT NOTHING VERSUS SOMETHING
In the below articles, you can read about overriding the natural flow of nothing, so you appear to be something and thus fence off the empty breath:

The look of these sound waves reminds me in some ways of how it feels to be connected with the inner breath.

The look of these sound waves reminds Alexius of how the connectedness with the empty breath often feels and how feeling this makes him indifferent to the apparent differences of the world experienced to be outside of him.

NOTE ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS
Alexius searched the web for animations and still photos to illustrate the different movements of the empty breath in the way he remembers them. He does not know if the illustrators had the empty breath in mind when they made these images – but probably not.

The animations – except the three last ones – are grabbed from Electromagnetic Plasma Energy Light.

NOTE ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
The above article that is part of hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing, is to be continued in the next one. What is ´the empty breath´ about?.

´The empty breath´ is empty space and so is what you believe to be [draft]

What you believe to be and see is nothing but empty space. Thus not being and seeing something specific is a blissful revelation of emptiness. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The empty breath is not part of the experiences of you being someone substantial in a tangible world, which the brain fabricates by twisting nothing into something (read more about that here). This is because the nothingness of the empty breath has not been twisted into something by the brain. That does not mean the empty breath is spiritual but that it remains in the nothingness from where the brain creates a world of something. Thus connecting with the empty breath, going to that which is spiritual, namely the formlessness of oneness, is a journey without distance.

The only reason we believe the experiences created by the brain are real and not fantasy is that they seem to confirm we are somebody and not nobody. Hence it is only the desire to be somebody, that seems to disguise that we are nothing processed by the brain into something.

Since it has taken the brain one second to fabricate the experience of what you believe to be and read right now, and it has made it from out of nothing, there was not something one second ago, and since that is where the empty breath resides, you connect with it by not perceiving the present experience as something which takes you back one second in time to where there is nothing because the brain has still not twisted it into the current experience of something.

In the rhythmic flow of nothing, the basic contrast making up the consciousness of you as someone definitive, namely expansion and contraction, is cancelled out (read more about the cancellation of contrasts here), so although the experiences fabricated by the brain, as if nothing is something, goes on, as usual, there is nobody to perceive the experiences as something. Read about the indifference of the empty breath here. In the next article, you can read how it feels.

Science states, the world we seem to feel and see consists of 99.9999999 per cent empty space. And the rest, despite it also is empty space and as immaterial as a dream, is what we perceive to be elements of matter making up a world defined by time and space. See the articles Where to find the bliss of ´the empty breath´ and Free to float in the void of ´the empty breath´.

The brain, however, falls apart after 20 minutes, 45 at most (read more about that here) without someone confirming the experiences it fabricates to be something. So if you want to be able to return to the experience fabricated by the brain of you as someone in a world defined by time and space, you must leave this state of not-knowing before the brain falls into a coma. This you do by confirming you are separated from others, for example by sending love and healing to them. Read more about that here.

It is not possible to be someone definitive, because oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than the formlessness of oneness. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Should you wonder who does this or who are wondering about it, the answer is nobody, because there is nobody in empty space. Just like there is nobody in a dream and not somebody making it. Nor is the dream inside the one appearing to experience it because it consists of nothing. Read more about that here.

To make long short, what and where you believe to be is a construction of thoughts, that, just like a mirage, is experienced to be something until you get closer and see it is nothing. This look you get when with the empty breath because it sees what it is itself, namely nothing.

That is why it is best not to interpret the location and feel of the empty breath, as described in the next article, What does ´the empty breath´ feel like, as definitive. The empty breath is not definable by time and space and thus not something specific located in a definitive place you can feel in a categorical way (see the paragraph The transparent sound of the empty breath in the next article What does ´the empty breath´ feels like?).

Also, be aware that the description of the empty breath in that article is written by someone who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one. This means, that just like the concepts of the world in a game like Monopoly are acknowledged but not believed to be real, the experience of a tangible world in empty space is acknowledged but not perceived to be substantial because there is nothing else than the formlessness of oneness. Thus it is best to perceive the explanations in the next article of where the empty breath as metaphors for nowhere.


The graphic, which is grabbed from the web, has been manipulated by Alexius.

In the next article you can read more detailed about the circles in this image, that graphically illustrates a few of the non-definitive rings that you are surfing within the empty breath, when connected with it.

None of those, though, are outside of you as in this image, which rather reflects the idea the special self has of the empty breath, namely that it is something it can control and, therefore, exploit. Read more about the special self here.

But no matter what kind of self you believe to be, you do not exist and thus have nothing to control or let go off, because that which is one is formless and therefore endless and it takes more than one to exist somewhere. This applies to the empty breath, as well but since it does not believe to anywhere or have any intention of taking you somewhere, it is your way back to the formlessness of oneness.

Not in the sense that it helps you realise oneness. That is not possible, since it takes more than to realise something. But when every single memory of a world where there seems to be more than one is gone, which it is after 20 minutes, 45 at most, in a state of not-knowing (read more about that here), there does not appear to be something hiding that there never was or will be more than that which is one.


NOTE: This article is a preface to the next article What does ´the empty breath´ feels like?. Both pieces are part of hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

How to ignite a take-off into ´the empty breath´ (draft)

When not trying to make sense of this image but going with its absurdity, the free-flowing energy of the experience spontaneously ignites a take-off into the empty breath and its bliss of emptiness, provided there is a willingness to forget what you believe to be. The image is grabbed from the web.

If not perceiving what you read to be special, it cannot define you as unique. Thus there is not something special to obscure the bliss of nothing.

As soon as you have had enough of the frustration coming from the perception of being special and you do not try to edit or transform your feeling of desperation, the raw energy of it automatically ignites a take-off into the empty breath. Since it is nothing and your current experience of something is processed by the brain from what it did imagine to receive from a gap in nothing one second ago (read more about that here), the take-off into the empty breath only takes one second.

In other words, when you connect with the empty breath, you go one second back in linear time to the nothingness that is unprocessed into something by the brain.  From there, the brain´s rendering of nothing into a world of something looks the same, but it is not perceived to be something and therefore not confirming you to be someone. Hence you are in the bliss of nothing.

Every time you believe in fighting something, it is to prevent being nothing.

In linear time, it may take a few more seconds, or many years, before there is nothing but the bliss of emptiness because out of reflex you probably try to force the breath through the tensions in the body, instead of going with the flow of the empty breath. It may feel as if you are fighting with the empty breath about how to breathe.

This fight, however, is solely between what you perceive to be you and an intruder because the empty breath is not intruding on you. That is not possible. It does not see you as someone made of solid elements, but of emptiness just like itself. So when you stop fighting nothing, the empty breath goes through the tensions, caused by the thoughts and feelings you have excluded from your awareness by hiding them in the body, as they are nothing.

To get to this point, you must be willing to not stop the breath from going through the painful areas of the body. In this process, you may use professional healthcare services to relieve the body from spasms and headaches, for example, as the empty breath is not healing it – only the belief that there is someone in it.

What you believe in being is nothing twisted by the brain into someone experiencing something. In the presence of the empty breath, which is nothing that has not been processed into something, you become indifferent to the experience of something and thus of being someone. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Having passed the apparent physical and emotional obstacles, you turn into nobody. It may at first feel like the empty breath sets off from an engine in the abdomen as if it is an inner breath that in a slow fashion pumps air from there to extract the body (read more about that here), whereafter it returns to the engine which seems to take its time before it pumps it out again without any concept of being inside and outside of a body.

Despite that this is nothing that extracts and contracts nothing, it is in a world where everything is experienced as something also experienced to be that. It might be experienced as if you having fun surfing yin-yang like waves in the rhythmic flow of the empty breath, or being everywhere and nowhere in the sound of it, or joyfully moving with the swing of it, or being still in the abstractness behind its rhythmic flow. Read more about that in What does ´the empty breath´ feel like?

Although it may have been unedited speed and chaos that connected you with the empty breath, it is not a speedy or chaotic affair being connected, but like you weightlessly walk on clouds. Think of being high up in the sky in an aeroplane. Although it was the speed that ignited the take-off and it must be maintained to keep you in the air, it is not the speed you feel but a laid-back experience of being in the clouds.

Regarding speed, whether connected with the empty breath or not, we are always moving extremely fast because the Earth and thus us as well is spinning at 1.000 miles an hour, if at the equator and a little less when north and south of it, and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67.000 miles an hour. Having a static perception of ourselves, however, we do not feel the thrill of this but having a perception in sync with the brain (read more about that here), we feel it and can use it to ignite a take-off into the empty breath.

However, the ways described in this article and the other ones in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing are generally not geared for the basic but special self. That is because most are drawn in by the excitement they imagine to get from being special, rather than the pure happiness, they automatically receive when being basic, because the latter will not make them essential in a world where being special, bitchy and having something extraordinary is the standard. Read more these two kinds of self in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

If not focused but defocused, all the elements used to construct what you believe to be blur out. Hence they do not seem to be something, and you, therefore, not different from the nothingness where the empty breath resides. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

So although being special brings about stress and being basic results in relaxation, almost everybody does their best to establish themselves as somebody special in a mundane or so-called spiritual way. Thus hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing is mostly about using stress and speedy thoughts as a take-off into the empty breath. In regard to the basic self, it is not the stress of being somebody but the relaxation of being nobody, that ignites a take-off into the empty breath.

Let us imagine, you have covered your eyes by your hand, so you can indulge in daydreaming without being disturbed by the world outside of you. Though it feels great to have a fantasy of a better world, it also feels strange to be cut off from the actual world.

So when you want to see the world as it is and not as you imagine it could be, and you sense it is your own hand that stops you from doing so, you automatically remove it. Hence it is the built-up frustration and the realisation it is caused by your own hand, that makes you take it away so you can see the world as it is.

Having had enough of something ignites a take-off into the empty breath and the bliss of nothing
The process in the above box, generally speaking, resembles the way a take-off into the empty breath is ignited. The perception of the experiences you seem to have is believed to establish you as special and therefore to hide that it is a fantasy made from nothing.

This perception, which is to be compared to the hand in the above box, is made from selected thoughts organised into a spiritual or mundane vocabulary (read more about that here), that you share with like-minded ones to confirm each other as being special and not just a fantasy of the brain. Read more about this here.

You may not only sense the bare feet that have made the footprints in this photo but also the body they belong to. Yet there is no feet or entity in the image, and nobody makes footprints like those. Hence what you sense is a construction of thoughts. Read more about that here. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When you have had enough of the confusion that comes from this perception, you loosen the grip on the selected thoughts, making it up. Thus you start to see that being special is a daydream. When you are fed up with that, your frustration ignites a take-off into the empty breath. In the connectedness with its nothingness, there is not somebody to perceive that what you experience makes you special or anything at all. This does not mean that you disappear but that you are not attributed with a specific meaning.

The empty breath cannot be experienced as something definitive because it resides in the nothingness unprocessed by the brain. Hence you do not  notice it when you want to experience something.

Since this is a state of not-knowing, there is no awareness of the bliss that nothing entails when not disguised as something. But memories of it pop up when you return to the conscious experience of being someone, which you must do latest 20 minutes, 45 at most, after entering a state of not-knowing, if you want to be able to go on as someone substantial in a tangible world. Read more about that here.

When returning from a state of not-knowing to the consciousness of being someone definitive, the slate has been wiped clean, so even though it feels like you just had a unique experience, you are nothing special. Instead, you are the basic self you always were supposed to be. Being that you are happy.

And this happiness does not come from what you experience to be and have but from being in sync with the brain (see hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one), there is no need to perceive any experiences as something special. Thus they seem so unimportant, that, every now and then, there does not appear to be something to hide the bliss of nothing. In other words, you automatically and very quickly go back and forth between a state of not-knowing and the conscious experience of being someone. See To be nobody and yet somebody.

The connectedness with the empty breath does not come from meditating, chanting or any other technique of self-control, because control enhances the belief in being someone definitive. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Being a basic self is an after-effect of a state of not-knowing that may last from a few seconds to many years (read more about that here). Often though it is hastily overridden by the desire to be and have something special. No worries. The confusing energy that this entails is so powerful that it ignites a take-off into the empty breath, provided you are willing to not try to fence off the frustration by denying or indulging in sex or anything else.

In other words, when you are totally fed up with being controlled by the thoughts and feelings, you have sought out yourself to form a belief system of how to be special, you automatically leave it. Not in the sense that you give up, let be or surrender because that is based on being special. But in the sense that the unedited frustration ignites a take-off into the empty breath and in its nothingness there is not something to define you as special anymore.

Are you confused about how to connect with the empty breath? If so, do not try to clear up the turmoil but go with the flow of it, so its unedited energy can ignite a take-off into the empty breath. Check out The speed of uncontrolled thoughts and feelings ignites a take-off into the bliss of nothingness if you want to read more about that. Read What and where are the inward and outward-facing senses in the case this is what you want to dig into.

Be aware, though, that you will never know how to connect with the empty breath. It is not something but nothing, and you cannot know how to connect with nothing. But if you forget what and where you appear to be, you do not need to connect because then there does not appear to be something hiding that you are nothing.


NOTE: This article is a continuation of the previous one Take-offs into ´the empty breath´. They are both part of hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

√ Epilogue to HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it will end by itself[draft]

Though new agers believe that a world where there seems to be more than one is unholy, they worship special people and places in it as if they are holy. This is like believing parts of a video game is real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings come to him as ethereal harmonies. And it is not before he hums along with
a tune about how to undo the belief in being someone that words rapidly and unorganised float into his computer.

When Alexius asks the source of the ethereal harmonies, he has named Gudruång,** if a specific song is finished, there is no answer. This could be because it takes more than one to reply, and there is no more than that which is one, so any statement is fake. At least, this is why all the explanations in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are a load of rubbish. Nevertheless, if you get that they are as absurd as the world where they appear to be, they have fulfilled their purpose, which is to expose the insanity of believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Sometimes, however, this is not what they expose. This happens when the natural flow of words stops, and Alexius uses words from his default vocabulary. It is a bit like when he speaks Spanish, which is not his native language. Whenever he is out of Spanish words, he tries English ones instead, hoping they are similar. They often are, but at times they are off.

Maybe that is why he spends much time fine-tuning Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings and the reason that what you read is not the final but present version. Most likely, though, there is no other reason for this than fine-tuning is what Gudruång** supports at present.


Alexius is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one* because sometimes he forgets what and where he appears to be and thus bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one.* However, it is not an appearance, so what he appears to be is not enlightened. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius has not realised oneness, neither has anybody else because it takes more than one to accomplish something. For the same reason, although he has bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one,* he is not enlightened.

But he has vague memories of forgetting what and where he is, so nobody prevents a light brighter than anything else from erasing everything ever experienced, including being someone, wherefore nobody sees the light being absorbed by a black hole with no beginning and end and thus no shape to hide there is no more than the formlessness of oneness. Here you can read about the ins and out of a black hole.

Consequentlyy, he is neither in the formlessness of oneness or anywhere else. Yet he appears to be someone who is compared to the enlightenment of that which is one* in a world where there seems to be more than one.

There are others trying to put words together in a song about that which is real versus that which is not. But since most of them have not bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one,* what they perceive to be real is part of a world where there seems to be more than one and thus not real. Hence their song – no matter how beautiful it may sound – is another glorification of separation.

When the special self sees similarities between new age teachings and Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, it is wishful thinking. New Age philosophy is based on the idea that what you believe to be can be made better. In contrast, the foundation for Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is that whatever you believe to be is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This also applies if their song is based on glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one* because these glimpses are not the enlightenment of that which is one* – just like a movie trailer is not the movie. See The enlightenment of that which is one versus glimpses of it.

That which is one has only one word and as it takes more than one to sayor hear something, it cannot be heard.

But they seem to believe that a glimpse of the enlightenment of that which is one* and their interpretation of it combined with secondhand knowledge from ancient scriptures will put oneness into effect. However, since it takes more than one to manifest something, what they get is not that which is one but that which is not one. Furthermore, since it also takes more than one to understand something and their teaching is based on realisation, they enhance the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one instead of undoing it.

On the other hand, the application of Alexius´ Duality Hacks does not require any understanding or effort. They apply themselves while reading about them if you do not try to understand them. In other words, the less you know, the more the belief in being and having more than that which is one undone. And since it takes more than one to be conscious of something, everything you experience is exposed as make-believe. This includes the idea that the brain or something else is making the experiences and that someone is aware of them. Nevertheless. You have fun pretending to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one – just like playing a game.

Years ago, Alexius and his sons had much fun playing different board games. By following the flow of the games, they naturally came to an end. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
By following the present stream of thoughts to the very end, what and where you believed to be is over. This may be the final end of the body or just what you appeared to be until then. The latter happened to Alexius when he followed the stream of thoughts deep down into an ancient forest where he was stuck for two days without food and water. After being wired up by a helicopter and spending more than a month in hospitals, he did not appear as a hiker anymore but an Enlightened Non-Teacher (read more about that here).

Finishing the writing of HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end, which is a new add-on to Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings,**** seems to be the end of the stream supporting his writing of the non-teachings. Instead, a stream supporting his basic trait as a storeroom manager appears to have taken over, so the creativity of writing is replaced with the seemingly more tedious process of refining what already has been written. But none of that changes, he is to be compared to the enlightenment of that, which is one because that is not an appearance.

Nor does it change that Alexius Enlightened Non-Teachings is not his or anybody else’s. Their content can be compared to water running out of a tap, which in this metaphor is his buddy Gudruång.** Alexius is the empty glass that picks it up and shapes it into what you read. The shape and name of the flow may change along the way, but the flow itself remains unchanged. It cannot be altered, as that requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is one. For the same reason, it is, of course, a metaphor that Alexius is a medium for the flow shaped into his enlightened non-teachings that somebody else read.

But as long as you believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, there seems to be more than one involved in undoing this belief.

Even though waves have a different length of life and may look like they differ, they all consist of water. Therefore, as they all have the same, none of them has something that can make them more special than others. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
On the set out of writing HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it will end, Alexius used other people as role models for the special self. They shamelessly declared their egoistic intentions when asked about something, so it seemed he got all he needed to write about the special self.

If not perceiving the apparent difference between you and others to make a difference, you recognise, like in a dream, you are alone together. See hack #7 ´Alone together´ we go home.

But to feel this egoism himself, he had to perceive the world in a way that implied he believed to be special (see the below appendix). Thus HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it will end is based on experience when he says you cannot escape the hell of self-discipline required to uphold a perception of being special if you are afraid of losing anything. And this you are, as long as you believe to be and have something special.

From experience, Alexius can also say that the special self avoids being part of the whole. Instead, it concentrates on the fragments that it can manipulate into admiring it. Those the special self cannot control, it angrily claims to dominate it. This is all done in an attempt to escape its self-hatred. When not succeeding, the special self considers letting go of something because that confirms it controls itself.

In other words, restoring the basic self and being in the duality flow does not come from letting go of something. Nor does it come from avoiding anything or doing something in particular but having the willingness to apply Alexius´ Duality Hacks. Since they reveal every experience is dualistic, having a headache, being in love, and whatnot is twofold. Hence you always feel complete. Eventually, so complete that you can have the belief in duality completely undone.

In the process of having the belief in duality undone, the entertainment of this belief is beefed up by Alexius´ Duality Hacks. Eventually, you feel so entertained that you forget about duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX:
While imitating the special self to write about it from experience, Alexius realised that not all of it was imitation. See also The YOU finger and the three ME fingers. There were leftover parts of darkness he had hidden from his awareness by the consciousness of light. Therefore, the description of the special self and psychosomatic disorders in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end is not only based on observations of others but the leftover bits of repressed darkness that were revealed in him in the process of writing about the special self.

This is not meant to say that everything heavy or dark belongs to the special self. On the contrary, since everything comes in pairs in a world of duality, everybody contains darkness and light. But unfortunately, the special self always tries to exclude the negative part of a pair, in this case, darkness, so it appears full of light, although it feels incomplete without the darkness. On the other hand, the basic self feels fulfilled and thus incredibly relaxed because it is inclusive.


*) You can read about the enlightenment of that which is one in HACK #6, The inward-facing senses, enlightenment and glimpses of it.

**) Read more about Alexius´ non-physical buddy, Gudruång, in the below articles:


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it [draft]

You do not get satisfaction from something specific in the duality flow but from the constant interaction between opposites. Anything perceived as good is just as bad because everything comes in opposites in a world of duality. That is why you do not get the duality flow if you try to hold onto something specific. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Thanks for passing by. Alexius is still in the process of exploring how to put this article together. Hence, you might be better off reading another one. But you are, of course, welcome to take your chances.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from having read hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

PART 1:
You need to be true to the world of duality to undo the belief that you are there. Hence you should not go for singular but twofold experiences. If you try to stay in an unparalleled state of mind, you are unaccompanied, and since you can only depart from non-duality by envisioning there is more than one, this is also the way you return. Therefore, if you insist on being singular, you remain in duality.

In the duality flow, it is not a matter of what you feel but that you are aware of it, so it can open up and reveal its counterpart and that those opposites are interacting, for example, love and hate. Any minute though, hatred may show another opposite of itself, for example kindness. Then this twofoldness replaces the former one until kindness reveals it can also be complemented with selfishness. And on it goes until you prefer having an inner dialogue in which you can make sure you always are correct and thus above others.

This continues till you do not give a shit about being superior or simply are fed up with the stream of thoughts that you know will fade out in the duality flow. Thus you choose to not hide your present emotion behind an inner dialogue where you seem to know better but feel it without explanation. Thus it can be perceived as ´it is what it is,´ which reveals it is not singular but twofold, wherefore you are back in the duality flow.

The Earth goes around itself and the sun on its predestined path every day and those on it follow along regardless of their psychological issues because it is solely a physical matter. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If something seems to have gone wrong, you may panic and start an inner dialogue about how to become better. But you follow the Earth on a predestined ride around the sun. See hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy. Hence there is nothing you can change.

Therefore, instead of judging yourself for having failed and thus feeling inferior, go with the duality flow. When you do that, failure is complemented by success, wherefore both seem equally entertaining.

Please be aware that you should not look for your present emotion in the body. It does not contain anything psychological because it is purely physical. You could also say that something physical is visible, whereas something psychological is invisible, and you cannot mix visibility with invisibility.

That said, if you have projected mental or emotional issues onto the body in the assumption that it can integrate them, you better start off by bringing them back to the non-substantial psychological sphere where they were conceived. Only there they gently open up and reveal they are not singular but twofold, wherefore there is no specific psychological issue to bother you.

However, since you initially tried to combine a specific psychological issue with a physical one, the latter remains and should be taken care of physically. Maybe with the help of a healthcare professional.

Bringing back your emotional issues, from where you have imagined dumping them in the body to the non-substantial psychological sphere, is straightforward. Since having dropped them in the body is a fantasy, you simply reverse it. However, having done that, you do not know where they are because the psychological sphere is not visible.

Yet, like the clothes are close to the body and follows it wherever it goes, you can count on the psychological zone is close to the body and moves along with it. But also like clothes and the body are two different realities that do not mix, so is the psychological and physical reality.

If we remain within the clothes metaphor, you could say the psychological sphere provides the body with a sense of warmth. That is, if the psychological zone is not filled with continuous inner dialogue consisting of comments like those on social media that makes you feel as if you exist. But this is like wearing somebody else´s dirty clothes. It is very unpleasant for the body, whereas it feels at home when there is nothing but the duality flow is in the psychological sphere.

Suffering and other singular feelings come from the idea that psychological issues can be integrated with the body to improve or make it sick. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

As already said, you replace the inner dialogue with the duality flow by perceiving your present feeling – or the amount you can get in touch with through the noise from your internal conversation – as ´it is what it is.´ But if you stop insisting on being superior by showing off as you know what is going on, the inner dialogue runs out of steam and reveals the duality flow.

The first time this happened for Alexius was during a very gentle massage. But it was not before much later he put words to it and realised, perceiving your present feeling in the psychological sphere as ´it is what it is´ reveals it is not singular but twofold. And being in sync with duality, you have no need to seek out thoughts for inner dialogue attesting to you being better.

Unfortunately, it has not always been clarified in the former articles that emotions must be faced where they are conceived, namely in the psychological zone, to be revealed as twofold. But this mistake will be corrected someday.

Also, it may not always be clear that since the psychological sphere is abstract, it is nowhere specifically. Hence it is also where you experience the body to be, but not as a part of it. To not confuse the psychological sphere with the body, it is best to access it somewhere outside of the body.

INTERLUDE:
Having the counterpart of a singular feeling revealed is not an intellectual process. First, you perceive the specific feeling as ´it is what it is.´ Second, in a state of expectation, calling for nothing specific, you patiently wait a few seconds. Third, your singular feeling opens up, and its counterpart fills its space.

The transition is so gentle that you feel mellow. And it is as automatic as breathing in and out. One automatically leads to the other. Also, like breathing, you may forget about it. Yet you do not forget how well-grounded and beloved you feel in the interplay between opposites.

Should you not catch the interaction between the opposites in one of the many duality pairs, you can always go for the breath. But remember, regarding the duality flow, it is not about doing something precisely, like following the breath, but being true to your experience of breathing in and then quietly wait for it to be replaced by breathing out.

Being in the duality flow is a bit like listening to the waves of the ocean. It relaxes you. However, if you insist on doing things your way, you soon feel restless because something needs to be adjusted to make it look like things are going your way. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
At first, you may get to the duality flow through the perception, ´it is what it is,´ but, after a while, you can recall it just like that. You simply choose to enjoy the interaction of the opposing element in a duality pair instead of dividing them into separate entities assumed to be at odds. In other words, you choose to feel the abundance of the duality flow and not the scarcity of separation.

However, it took Alexius some time to not pick one of the opposite sides in a duality pair but to go with their interaction in which, like breathing in and out, they support each other. But unlike the polarity of breathing in and out, most duality pairs are quickly replaced by another. Fortunately, that is not a problem. The duality flow comes from the constant movement between the opposite sides in any duality pair. And that always makes you feel complete.

The duality flow reminds Alexius of the physical sensation he remembers from his childhood when he tried drinking coca-cola. It was like his body turned into bubbes. His experience of the duality flow can also be described as his body is an ocean full of waves gracefully flowing nowhere, or like drops of warm water gently touching the body. Feelings, though, are personal, so your experience of the duality flow´s completeness may differ from Alexius´. Nevertheless, you know you feel the duality flow when you keep smiling for no particular reason.

That being said, the duality flow is new to Alexius. It came to him late in the process of writing Alexius´ Duality Hacks. He discovered it when he wrote a little article in 2020 that over the following months evolved into the eight pieces of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

At the beginning of writing about this hack, he did not experience the duality flow described above. Instead, he either remembered the hellish or heavenly feeling that comes from a single-minded perception. See You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1. But you probably get to the duality flow much faster because the way has been paved by Alexius.

When you start going with the duality flow, it probably is the revelation that no experience is singular that blows your mind. For example, if you feel miserable, it is a relief to experience this feeling contains its counterpart, pleasure. Later on, it is not the revelation that your reaction to something always is twofold that blows you away, but that they constantly interact with each other.

Calling this interaction the duality flow is not Alexius´ idea. That was suggested by the AI proofreading his writings. It has, by the way, not found anything similar on the web to the duality flow. Actually, most who talk about non-duality seem to deny duality, although this refusal of the belief in duality makes it impossible to undo it.

First, you think you dump your unwanted feelings in the body. Second, you tighten up the body to hide the feelings imagined to be stored there. Third, you interpret the tightened body as proof of having concealed your unwanted feelings there. Fourth, you forget all about it.

The idea of singleness does not apply to non–duality because for this concept to be experienced, there must be more than one, and there is no more than that which is one in non-duality. Nor does it apply to a world of duality, as everything in it is twofold. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
None of the opposing elements in the duality flow remains for long. This can be compared to a seesaw. It changes rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again. So if you try holding onto the top by avoiding going down, what you get is fake because the top needs the button to define it – just like there is nothing to describe breathing in if you do not breathe out.

To walk, you take a step with one leg and then the other. If you exclude one of the legs, you cannot walk. Likewise, if you exclude hate from love, you do not hit the road of duality. Hence you do not get the togetherness of twofoldness but the loneliness of singleness. This may feel like a non-concrete pain in the body, even though it does not come from there but from the mental sphere. There you hold yourself spellbound by the idea that twofoldness can be separated into independent items, and hate, therefore, can be separated from love.

This you achieve by projecting your hatred onto a part of the body that you dislike. Then you lure yourself into believing you have gotten rid of hate. Finally, you render yourself unconscious of what you have done, so you can see yourself as nothing but love. But emotions are abstract, and bodies are substantial, so assuming you can dump feelings in flesh, bones, and blood is absurd. Besides, feelings are not singular but twofold. So you cannot have hatred without love and vice versa.

In other words, you cannot remove hatred from your awareness by dumping it in your body. Therefore, what you assume to disturb you in the body is not there but in the psychological sphere. However, it has been there all the time because psychological issues do not blend with the body.

Thus what you believe to feel in the body, you instead sense in the psychological sphere, which is nowhere in specific since it is abstract. So if you feel it anywhere other than in the body, you are in the abstractness of the psychological sphere. There you perceive what you feel as ´it is what it is.´ Doing that, as you know from having read the above, the pressure of something specific is off because your anxiety is complemented by its counterpart, contentment.

Every time you go with the interaction in the duality pairs, breathing in and out becomes so dynamic that more pairs shows up.

Nobody has lasting feelings unless they suppress them by dumping them in the body, so they seem to become substantial. But what they seem to get by doing this is not natural. Feelings are fleeting because they reside in the psychological zone, which is like air. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When not upholding the idea of singularity and acknowledging the psychological and physical realm are not combinable, you understand that vaguely felt discomfort in the body can be a psychological problem, you have lured yourself into feeling as something physical in the body.

To resume, no trip down memory lane is needed to free the body from the burdens you have placed upon it. Nor do you need to understand what you attempted to hide in the body and why you did it. Instead, you simply acknowledge the present discomfort in the shoulder, for example, so you can feel it in the psychological sphere where your reaction to it can be perceived as ´it is what it is.´ After that, since your response is revealed to be dual, a specific feeling of discomfort cannot be upheld in the shoulders.

As mentioned above, this does not necessarily mean all the pain in the shoulders is gone. You probably have chosen to project your unwanted feelings onto them because they already were in pain, making it easier to imagine psychological distress is hidden there. So if the shoulders still ache when this fantasy is undone, the pain should be dealt with physically, perhaps with the help of fascia rollers from Blackroll.

APPENDIX:
In this article, we have talked about how you get rid of a feeling judged as wrong by dumping it in the body. But good feelings are also dropped in the body. In that case, the body is not used to hide them but make them appear more substantial and lasting. Read more about that in You must play the game of duality to have it undone.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

Notes on the duality flow [draft]

Comparing a desire for something with the drawback of getting it is a typical interplay of opposites in a world of duality. Going with this interaction, you feel complete and, therefore, indifferent to the outcome. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When your attitude to something is single-minded, you get a pleasurable peak experience of something specific. But as everything comes in pairs in a world of duality, it will sooner or later be replaced by displeasure. On the other hand, if your approach is dualistic, pleasure and displeasure is not disconnected but in constant interaction. Thus you are in the duality flow.

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The duality flow is not about harmony and balance but the resilient relation between opposites. For example, a yoyo will not wind up without a springy drive.

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You either breathe in or out. One excludes the other. Yet, the two different ways pave the way for each other. This is how the duality flow works. However, the special self prefers to be singular. But it is like avoiding breathing out. It does not work. In other words, when the special self promotes itself as to be only positive, spiritual or whatnot, it is fake.

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In the duality flow, you do not have to choose between good and evil. They compliment each other. Therefore, since one is not better than the other, there is nothing to judge and thus not something to establish fear as a feeling on its own. Hence you see it is exposed to be complemented with trust.

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Being in the duality flow, you can forget about what you used to be. That was based on single-minded concepts. In the flow, you are not someone in particular but the constant movement between opposites.

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Since the perception ´it is what it is´ reveals that every experience is twofold and you are in a world of duality, it brings about completeness. However, as everything comes in pairs, it also results in incompleteness. No worries, you are neither whole nor fragmented but in the motion between these opposites – just like the thrill of a see-saw comes from the constant movement between those opposites.

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That something is ugly is not a fact, but the way you have decided to perceive it. This singular Interpretation prevents you from seeing it as it is. Everything comes in pairs of opposites in a world of duality, so what you see is as beautiful as it is ugly. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Having established ’it is what it is´ as your default perception, you are always in the interaction of opposing emotions and thus feeling completed by the duality flow, instead of being unfulfilled by feelings separated from their complementary part. Read more about the perception ´it is what it is´ in hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

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Everything comes in pairs of opposing elements in a world of duality. Thus trying to split them into singular parts and hold onto one of them is impossible. Yet, it is possible to think you can do that by projecting negativity onto others, so you appear to be only positive. However, this mental stance does not change that you still have negative as well as positive thoughts. Hence you feel frustrated. On the other hand, following the duality flow brings about satisfaction because the constant interaction of opposing elements is the natural state of duality.

If you are into being and having the best, the duality flow experience will probably be a continuous movement between the best and the worst. Should you want to be spiritual, the motion is most likely between that and materialistic. The duality flow could also go between hope and hopelessness or between whatever you hold dear and its opposite. Read more about your personal polarity in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 3.

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We usually do not think about how to digest the food we eat because it happens by itself. In the duality flow, you do not even have to plan the preparation of a meal.* It may not occur, though, in the systematised way you are used to but in the spontaneous way of nature. It does not plant seeds in rows to get the most in return but enthusiastically throws the seeds everywhere to see what turns up. Nor does it build something in a totalitarian way, such as Bauhaus or construct a meal in a categorical style like Nordic. To make long short, it is never definitive.

Therefore, although preparing the dinner seems more unpredictable when following the duality flow,** you can count on having fun and experiencing something that goes with the present moment. The latter is what you will miss if you try to repeat it another day. That being said, there may be a period of transition where you try to hold onto your old single-minded ways of perceiving your cooking. When it does not work and thus triggers old feelings of despair, you are about to cry.

The solution is not to stop the discomfort but to stand by it, so the definitive meaning you have decided it has can be perceived as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals it is not singular but twofold. And that is what makes you feel complete in a world of duality. Eventually, so much that you realise you are nothing but appearance. Hence there does not seem to be someone to hide that which always was and will be there, namely non-duality.

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What you need to prepare to go somewhere comes automatically in the duality flow. Should things not proceed as you expect, you are not afraid of getting upset because you know everything comes in pairs. Therefore, since your concern is complemented with unconcern, the duality flow goes on. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The satisfaction you get from being in the duality flow is not like the one you get from something perceived as specific. You are always afraid of losing that, whereas it is impossible to lose the duality flow.

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Since everything comes in pairs in a world of duality, there is no sense in searching for something specific. This is such a relief.

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If you want the satisfaction of the duality flow, it is essential not to focus on anything in particular. The same applies if you like to undo the belief in duality. Therefore, since the perception ´it is what it is´ cancels out anything specific, you kill two birds with one stone by applying it.

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None of the opposing elements in the pairs of duality is essential. It is their interaction that matters because it makes up the duality flow. This you will want to follow when you are tired of feeling incomplete.

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When you feel you have nowhere to go and do not insist on this being a definitive feeling but counteract it with going everywhere, you are in the duality flow. The same applies if you are in the interplay of irritation and relaxation. However,  the duality flow is not about the opposing elements in a pair of duality but their interaction. That is what makes you feel complete – just like it is the interplay of breathing in and out that makes you feel content.

And just like none of the opposing elements in the breath works by themselves, nor do any other elements in the pairs of duality. Hence you cannot always feel positive. The feeling only works when contrasted by negativity. So if you are not in the constant interplay of positivity and negativity, what you believe in feeling when you claim to be positive is a concept conjured up by suppressing negativity via meditation, for example. This is like separating yourself from either breathing in or out. You need them both.

To make long short, the solution to everything, in a world of duality, is to go with the flow of the opposing elements that make up the pairs of duality. You hook up with the duality flow by perceiving your reaction to something as ´it is what it is

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Going with the duality flow, hate does not make you frown but smile :) Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius, a long time ago, conditioned himself to hide his sorrow behind justified anger and disgust. That changed when he did not try to hide or rationalise his grief but perceived his reaction to it as ´it is what it is,´ This revealed that inside his deep sorrow, a little boy was floating on waves of nectar.

Therefore, since he saw his sorrow was paired with mellowness, he did not try to fence off the grief anymore to feel good. Actually, feeling sad automatically triggered the happiness inside it. Hence feeling happy/sad became his basic experience of the duality flow.

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Importance is a single-minded notion that has been separated from its buddy, worthlessness. Thus it brings about loneliness. But in the duality flow, importance interacts with worthlessness, wherefore you get togetherness.

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It is not a matter of the body relaxing or not, but how you perceive your reaction to it. If your reaction is that you feel troubled, you see your body as the source of that. Yet there is nothing in the body you can make better to not feel disturbed by it because the problem is not there. But if your reaction to the body is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ troubled is contracted with untroubled. And since the idea of a body is a product of duality, this twofoldness makes it feel at home.

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Having followed the duality flow for some time, the specific state of mind you used to conjure up to feel at ease is forever out of reach. Now everything is twofold. Sadness interacts with gladness and death with life. What this means, you do not know. Nor do you care because you feel complete. Hence there is no need for a specific state of mind or perspective to escape feeling disturbed.

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In the duality flow, you feel complete, so although you may seem as clumsy as before, it does not make you feel wrong.

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It is relaxing and energising, not to control your appearance but go with the duality flow – like you go with the flow of the waves when swimming. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you succeed in letting go of your hatred, you also get rid of the ability to feel love because, in a world of duality, everything comes in pairs of opposing elements that define each other. Hate defines love and vice versa, so you cannot have one without the other.

To get back the love you ignorantly discarded, you perceive  the hate you judge others have as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals hatred is coupled with love. Therefore, since you can only see what you have, there is love and hate in you. Read here about seeing your repressed emotions in others.

This revelation brings about other dualistic experiences, which generate even more. Actually, so many that you, eventually, forget to define yourself and others as somebody at all. Getting there is a process,*** but not being defined as someone in a dualistic world is instant because there is nothing between duality and non-duality. Actually, there is no duality since non-duality is formless and therefore endless.

Fortunately, there is nothing to hide that when you are not defined as someone in a world of duality.

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When you get angry, you say, »So what! Everything comes in pairs of opposites that define each other. That is the way of duality. Thus I will soon feel cool.« That is why there is no need for forgiveness or anything else to not feel bad.

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In the duality flow, your response to something is not singular but twofold. Therefore, as nothing is considered precisely right or wrong, there is not anything that seems to be a problem. But since most people are identified with their troubles, they want them to remain. Thus they fence off the duality flow by holding onto conditioned ways of responding. For example, they may perceive their reaction to this article as distinctly upsetting.

However, the cause of misery is the wish to be unique. To uphold the special picture you have painted of yourself, you must constantly separate yourself from everything judged as unfit. Hence you feel incomplete, whereas you feel complete in the duality flow.

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Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings logically concludes that since it takes more than one to have a shape, oneness is formless and therefore endless. Consequently, there is no more than that which is one. But since it takes more than one to read this, you believe it is possible to be and have more than one.

No worries, continuing as if you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you honour your choice to believe this is possible. Hence you can choose to undo it. If you bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one, this does not occur gradually but instantly (see hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is one).

But since the temporal length of an event is an illusion, you may take your time and begin following the duality flow so you can enjoy appearing to be and have more than that which is one, until this experience, like anything else that has a beginning, ends without any effort of yours.


*) This is not to say that you never need to think ahead to get something done. But thoughts for that come to you automatically when you are in the duality flow.

**) Actually, preparing something is not more unpredictable when following the duality flow. It only seems so because when you are not in the duality flow, you leave everything out of your perception of putting something together that does not confirm you are in control.

***) This process is not about avoiding the word ´I´ or stopping something else but gradually realising that the experience of being someone is fake – just like you do not turn aside cars and money in Monopoly, although nothing there is real.


NOTES:

You must play the game of duality to have it undone [draft]

It is not only Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings that talk about the body being used to hide repressed emotions. In Bioenergetics (see Wikipedia about that), it is the theory that you store negative experiences in the body, which, therefore, is altered. Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings says that this may seem so, but physiology and psychology do not mix, so the connection is thought up (see hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues). The way to undo this imagination, and thus issues believed to be psychosomatic, is to follow the duality flow described in this article or elsewhere in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius is still in the process of exploring how to communicate this hack. Hence, you might be better off reading another one. However, you are welcome to take your chances.

This is a continiution of of The togetherness of twofoldness undoes the separateness of specialness. Thus it is about the perception ´it is what it is,´ that reveals the duality flow. It is so vitalising that you, eventually, forget to define yourself as someone in a world of duality.

As everything is twofold in a world of duality, a singular impression, for example falling in love, is fake. Thus you feel disconnected when you hold onto a feeling of falling in love. No worries, this is easily corrected. First, you perceive your fixed impression as ´it is what it is.´ Then, in a state of expectation calling for nothing specific, your special feeling turns inside out and unveils its counterpart inside it. In this case, love gently opens and out of it comes hatred. But just like breathing in and out does not happen simultaneously, love and hate are not felt at the same time.

Since the love you feel is defined by hate, and it is determined by love, you see there is no true love without hatred and vice versa. Should you, out of habit, suppress hate so you can hold onto a specific memory of love, you feel disconnected until you remember that to feel connected, love and hatred must be coupled.

If you physically and/or mentally have pumped up your appearance, the way to set yourself free from the stiffness in your body used to maintain your magnified image, is to perceive your reaction to your rigid body as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals your response is twofold. Hence there is not a particular response to uphold the inflexibility of the body. And since it also reveals that being special is coupled with a sense of nothingness, you cannot help but laugh.

You may not observe that love turns into its counterpart hate, just like you may not notice breathing in is repaced by breathing out. Yet it happens anyway. In other words, you probably need time to acknowledge the constant movement between the opposing poles of duality – in this case, love and hate. And you most likely need more time before you sense the duality flow, that, like rolling waves without highs and lows, moves throughout your body (read more about that here). Nevertheless, since the perception ´it is what it is´ syncs you with the duality, you immediately feel connected.

That something is ugly is not a fact but the way you have decided to perceive it. This singular Interpretation prevents you from seeing it as it is because everything comes in pairs of opposites in a world of duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But this perception does not make you feel connected if you assume your response to an experience is the same as the experience. For example, when you see a picture of your hometown and mistake your nostalgic reaction to your past for the image, you will use the perception ´it is what it is´ to hide this mix-up, so nostalgia is not your reaction but what the image is. In other words, you use the perception ´it is what it is´ to suppress your sentimental response, so you can appear cool. But nothing is middle-of-road. Everything is two-fold in a world of duality. Therefore, since your perceived neutrality distorts duality, you feel incomplete.

To hide this, you always avoid situations that could initiate concealed emotions of shortcomings. If, despite that, a repressed sense of failing manages to enter your consciousness, you quickly rise above it by meditating, drinking, shopping, or working a lot. Another way is to blame somebody for making you feel imperfect or hide this feeling in a psychosomatic disorder like vertigo. Read about dizziness in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 2.

When you are willing to accept that everything is coupled with its counterpart in a world of duality, sadness is naturally complemented with gladness, whereafter it automatically is replaced by another polarity. This interplay of opposites is what makes you feel complete when you appear to be in a world of duality.

You are better off, though, if you do not prevent suppressed feelings from popping up. This is because everything comes in pairs of opposites in a world of duality, so if feeling sad is not covered up, it paves the way for gladness. And since you are in a world of duality, the experience of twofoldness makes you feel complete, whereas the experience of singularity makes you feel incomplete.

It is like taking a ride on a rollercoaster. If you only go up or down, the trip is disappointing, whereas going both ways is thrilling. In other words, when you accept the constant interaction between up and down, you laugh when you feel on top because you are not afraid of falling down. And you cry when you feel low without being fearful of being stuck there. Thus you have a splendid time in a world of duality regardless of feeling up or down.

Contrasts are the way of duality. So if something is interpreted as beautiful, you got to see the ugliness in it as well. Going with this polarity, you feel complete. But if you try to correct or remove the ugliness to uphold a particular view of beauty, you feel incomplete. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To resume, it is not your experience of something that you perceive as ´it is what it is´ to feel the completeness of twofoldness. Instead, it is the specific response you determine your experience entails. So if you decide your reaction to having been rejected is sadness, you perceive that as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals your response is not one-sided but twofold. Thus sadness does not settle into definite grief but gently opens up and shows it has gladness inside it.

In other words, when the definitive meaning you have assigned to a response is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ it is complemented by its opposite. Hence your reaction does not entail loneliness but togetherness. This twofoldness occurs as automatic as breathing in is followed by breathing out – and it feels as satisfying. Accepting this polarity, it is soon replaced by another. And since you, therefore, are in the duality flow, you feel satisfied.

The perception ´it is what it is´ does not set you free from sadness, for example, but free to experience it paired with gladness. In other words, this perception does not make you free from duality but free to enjoy it. Actually, so much that you forget to remember it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But if you did not perceive the definitive meaning you assigned to your response as ´it is what it is,´ you are not in the duality flow. Instead, you are in the story you have made to illustrate you feel sad in the way heartache is supposed to show. However, since that feeling is suppressed by your story, the sadness you put on view is fake.

Therefore, since you ignore the interaction of sadness and gladness, you do not get the satisfaction of the duality flow but the frustration of fabrication. Most tries to cut off this disappointment from their awareness by hiding it behind a physical problem in the chest, for example. So when a psychological problem in the future triggers this hidden frustration, the resulting feeling of unease in the chest is interpreted as a physical issue. Hence the past discontent remains hidden from the awareness. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

There are, of course, instances where you feel relieved when someone leaves you. If you want to extend that specific feeling, you combine it with a sensitive body part, like the chest. Thereupon you assume any physical sensation in the chest is caused by a psychological feeling, namely the sense of relief. But since this feeling is defined by pain and it has been suppressed to feel specifically relieved, this is not what you sense.

If you have not judged something as inharmonious, you cannot know when you experience harmony. But as most people suppress the inharmonious, they have nothing to define a harmonious experience. Consequently, what they get is an intellectual idea about being in balance.

When you think about your friends´ opinions about what goes on, it seems like a specific emotion is brought to mind. Especially if you spin a story about the feeling that you tell in a severe tone of voice enhanced by body language illustrating this feeling. Women often use this trick to appear as if they feel something distinctive, although their emotions are suppressed. Most men, on the other hand, think it is great having their feelings cut off. Hence they are not distracted by them. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you believe in feeling is an intellectual construction that resembles being relieved, when you put on a sad face and tell others about something unpleasant, whereafter you smile to show you have been freed. Maybe you add a phrase from a song to strengthen the impression of relief. If this conjured image of relaxation convinces others that you are relieved, you believe in genuinely feeling that. However, what you feel is, just like the powers superheroes seem to have, make-believe.

To repeat, when your reaction to something is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ it is not limited to be a single-minded feeling like shyness. Instead, you also get its contrast, confidence, so those contrasting feelings can define each other and, therefore, be genuinely felt.

Being amused by this, you go with the duality flow. Hence the contrast of shyness and confidence soon is replaced by other polarities. You may not catch the names making up those polarities because their interaction makes you feel so complete that you do not care about such details.

What you believe to be, only exist in the impression you imagine to have on the world outside of you. And it only seems real because of what you imagine it does to you.

This, of course, only applies as long as you believe to be someone in a world of duality. In non-duality, it is impossible to be complete because it requires more than one to be something, and oneness is undivided.

 

bottle-up-emotionsHow to suppress feelings?
If you are not already aware, here are a few samples:

  • Talking about what others do or say instead of how that makes you feel.
  • Trying to help others to remove the attention from you and how you feel yuorself.
  • Falling in love hides the self-hatred inside.
  • Talking about metaphysically things instead of acknowledging, what you feel.
  • Being upset about something on behalf of others.
  • Meditating, chanting, praying or doing similar things to fend off what you feel.
  • Finding psychological, or any other kinds of explanation for what you feel.
  • Eating or drinking to suppress ones´ feelings.
  • Trying to prove a factual point to hide what you feel.
  • Following ideas for living in the now, or trying to live by any other totalirian concept.
  • Blaming others and justify your feelings by them.
  • Much planning and control.
  • Constantly looking for new things to buy or change.
  • Trying to always be in a good mood.
  • Working a lot and for instance clean your home, when you are upset.
  • Reading or playing computer games regularly.
  • Having revenge sex.
  • Staging yourself on Facebook – perhaps to get as many likes and followers as possible.
  • Publish photos of your happy and shiny life on Instagram.
  • Quoting others to prove you are right.
  • Keep imagining how to solve things or just making up stories.
  • Sitting with crossed legs, locking the knees by bending them backwards, raising one or both shoulders or pushing them forward.
  • Holding back the breath.
  • Assuming to know what is right and wrong.
  • Concluding this and that.

And how to not suppress your feelings?
In the duality flow feelings become very defined, but only in relation to their counterpart. Therefore, since they are not definitive but relative, you have no specific feelings to suppress.


*) This is not to say that you never need to think ahead to get something done. But that thoughts regarding that come to you automatically when you are in the duality flow.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

CANCELLEX You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 3


During childhood we learned to alter our emotions, so we could please our parents by expressing the specific feelings they expected us to have. Read more about pleasing your paretnts here. But everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Hence feelings never manifests in a specific but a dualistic way. Not trying to change this twofoldness, you feel satisfied by the interaction of love and hate. But you feel depressed if you separate them from each other to get a singular expression of either love or hate. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This article is a continuation of You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 2. Hence it is about the perception ´it is what it is,´ which reveals every experience is dual. This is is so amusing that, eventuality, you forget about duality.

In other words, going with the duality flow, the belief in duality will be undone.

We learned to alter our emotions during childhood, so we seemed to feel them in the specific way others had defined them.

Alexius is still in the process of exploring how to communicate this hack. Hence, you might be better off reading about another one. But you are, of course, welcome to take your chances.

Nobody is perfect, so even if you generally speaking rest in the basic self, you may at times feel attracted to be something more unique. Being a special self, you appear to have so many exciting emotions that make you feel exceptional. However, feelings come in pairs, so you cannot feel extraordinary without feeling average as well unless you suppress this polarity by excluding feeling average. By doing that, you appear to have a single-minded feeling wherefore, you can state ´I know what it is,´* instead of ´it is what it is.´* 

This would not be a problem if not changing the perception of the basic self. It perceives whatever you feel as ´it is what it is.´* Hence the apparently different ways of feeling yourself make no difference. But as the special self perceives everything as ´I know what it is,´* it is imperative to hide feelings of weakness and thus appearing to know it is perfect.

What a relief not having to achieve a specific mood to keep your suppressed in the dark.

What a relief not trying to achieve a mood that never remains long enough to escape the feeling of hell.

Unwanted psychological feelings have often been hidden in the experience of a wounded part of the body. Alexius, for example, has a basic design fault in his spine. While writing this hack, he realised lots of psychological stuff had been unloaded there. Ideally speaking, he should have separated the psychological feelings from the physical ones, but he could not do that. It felt like he would end in hell.

Fortunately, he could include the feeling of hell by perceiving it as ´it is what it is.´* Not just like that, though, but after days of trying to avoid it by looking for a setup that fitted into his conditioned image of perfection. What a relief when you do not need to hide your feeling of imperfection.

This does not mean hell has gone, but that you are not afraid of going there anymore because it is what it is.´* Thus, going down feels as entertaining as going up. In other words, one of the most frightening contrasts of duality, namely that of the darkness and light, has been cancelled out. Read more about the cancellation of contrasts here.

As already said, nobody is perfect, so you may go back and forth from the perception of the basic self to one of the special self several times a day. No problem. ´It is what it is.´*

 

PART 2
In the early childhood of Alexius, his father enjoyed playing games with him. But soon, his father lost interest in doing something together, so Alexius was left on his own. This, he assumed, was because he was not lovable. Thus his love for his father turned into hatred. To justify this change, he looked for something in his father he could judge as evil. Since this, psychological speaking, was an attack on his father, Alexius expected him to retaliate. Hence he looked for something that seemed to confirm this, which was easy because his father every now and then burst out in rage and hit him across the dinner table.

Since Alexius was a kid and unable to physically defend himself, and his father often got angry because of something he had said, Alexius started using silence as a defence from being attacked. The silence was loaded with aggressivity, but Alexius hid it from his awareness as an emotion coming from himself by projecting it onto his father. In that sense, they were the same. They both used each other as a scapegoat for their own aggressivity. But whereas Alexius´ father attacked him physically, Alexius attacked his father psychologically.

On top of that, Alexius tried to look like a victim by acting sad and getting sick to make his father feel guilty for the way he treated him (read more about making others feel guilty here). He failed in that but in hiding his wish for revenge from his consciousness by dumping it in the darkness of the stomach. And then he unconsciously tightened the shoulders to hinder the breath in fully extracting and contracting the body and thus stopping the free flow of physical info from the body to the brain, which he, therefore, could replace with mental ideas of his choice.

Let us return to nowadays to see what happens when you project something on the body. When Alexius´ cat, Guinevere, lies in his lap, he projects a good feeling on this part of his body because he loves Guinevere. Thus it is like the pressure of her body makes his body relax. But if a rat, for example, that he hates, lies in the same place on his lap, its pressure would not relax his body. On the contrary.

However, neither the good nor the bad feeling is in the body. It is in the mental sphere where it is conceived due to what we have conditioned ourselves to perceive as pleasing and horrible. So if you want to remove the awful feeling you have projected on the body treating it with something, regardless you perceive it to be mundane or spiritual, does not help because the problem is not there but in the combo of immaterial and material feelings, that needs to be untangled so they can be dealt with on each their own term.

Twofoldness undoes the separation of one-pointedness

Our present perception of the world is often based on one we made early in our life. Alexius, for example, was a sensitive child who quickly generated fear. To disassociate himself from his fear, he looked for flaws in others so he could justify perceiving them as horrible and, therefore, to be the ones making the fear.

Initially, it was his father he used as a means to separate himself from his own fear by perceiving everything his dad did as horrifying. Later on, Alexius used many others as a scapegoat to eliminate his fear from his awareness and thus feel free and in control. Especially because he also managed to hide his affectionate feelings from his consciousness by attributing them to something outside of himself, which he decided to see as wonderful.

Alexius grew up in a war zone, in the sense that his father would hit him suddenly. His mother did nothing to stop it, so he felt terrified and completely alone. In an attempt to disassociate himself from the feelings of horror, Alexius decided to see his father as evil. Doing that, he also separated himself from being lovely because that is defined by evil. Thus he looked for something beautiful outside of himself. Mainly, however, he judged what he saw as horrible. The reason for this, Alexius finally realised, was that something inside of himself he interpreted as evil. Fortunately, this revealed he was also lovely because, without it, there would be nothing to define something to be evil inside him. This polarity, and those that naturally followed, made him feel complete. Hence there was no fear of feeling evil and thus no need to hide it by making others look horrible. Consequently, the apparent difference between himself and the world he used to judge as either horrific or beautiful stopped making a difference. Maybe that is why he writes Alexius´ Duality Hacks. He does not know. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This seemed to work great, except when Alexius felt so bothered by something that his suppressed fear popped up, and, in desperation, he burst out in anger.

This seemed to work great, except when Alexius felt so bothered by something that his suppressed fear showed its face, and he exploded in verbal attacks on others. Although there was no physical violence, his outbursts seemed as wild as when his father lost his temper in Alexius´ childhood and hit him across the dinner table or whatnot. Feeling ashamed of being like his father, who Alexius perceived to be the devil responsible for the evil in him, Alexius right away hid feeling demonic from his awareness by projecting it onto vulnerable parts of his body.

aggression- darkness – hostility and hatred – his destructiveness – toxic – aggressive vicious – destructive – wicked – wicked

Since the description of Alexius childhood in this article is a rationalisation, and he is not a psychologist, it may not be entirely correct. Therefore, please look at it as samples of how we tend to lock away events in a box and imagine burying that in the body.

Alexius is not a physician but seen in retrospect, it seems he used the physical problems that arose from his birth defect in one of the vertebrae to disguise his aggression and events that appeared to have caused it in his childhood. As the malfunctioning vertebra pressed on a nerve going to the stomach, it was easy for him to use his bloated stomach as a hiding place for the shame he felt for being exploited by his mother. She used him as an object to give her the bodily affection his father could not provide her.

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to block the actual signals from the body so they can be interpreted by yourself as attacks on you and thus justify your grievances

Due to his bloated stomach, the diaphragm hardened. Since it is the primary mover of the breath, the area in his chest became blocked. Thus it seemed obvious to project his naivety and devotion onto it, so his generosity would seem to be boxed in there and, therefore, not cause him to be preyed on in the future. But since he was not as cherished when his compassion was locked down, he concluded he could only be loved if he gave others what they want. This seemed to be an unsolvable dilemma, so instead of saying stop to others, he walked away.          as he felt it was dangerous to be himself, he imagined to hid his naivety and devotion – compassion – in his blocked chest. Being preyed on, he felt justified in closing down his gifts, which probably was for the best at that time, as otherwise he would have been completely exploited.

That being said, when you feel there is not enough air to breathe, it is in most cases as imaginative as when you are diagnosed with vertigo and experience the world to be spinning around you. It is a fantasy, and ultimately speaking, so is everything else you experience because it takes more than one to experience something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. But since you are reading this, you believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. Fortunately, applying hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality, you have fun believing this while that belief is undone.

That being said, when you feel there is not enough air to breathe, it is in most cases as imaginative as when you are diagnosed with vertigo and experience the world to be spinning around you. Nothing is spinning around you, and there is sufficient air for breathing. Read more about dizziness in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 2.

impulse to meet people´s needs were

But this also made him feel like he was not wanted, wherefore he concluded. Si

This created a dilemma.

 

the world was cruel, and it only wanted to exploit him

compassion,

The helplessness he felt from being continuously attacked by his father, he hid in the neck that had collapsed due to the malfunctioning vertebra. Since everything comes in pairs in a world of duality, the lack of energy in the neck was counteracted with intense but blocked energy in the hips, where he hid his aggression towards his father, so he could hold back the urge to kick him.

To make sure he would never be bothered by any of those feelings, he also moved up his shoulders in a tight position close to the head that blocked off any feelings from consciousness, so he instead could make a mental concept of the fear of them that did not scare him. The shoulders remained tight after he became someone who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one. The fear of his own feelings is kept boxed in is released in the enlightenment of that which is one because there are no shoulders to prevent it from popping up. In the enlightenment of that which is one, this intense energy seems to be a supreme power that tries to annihilate him, so he chooses to keep up the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. This is not to say that the body has the power to fend off the enlightenment of that which is one. But when your perception of it is believed to be real, it seems to have that power. Thus it is not when he relaxes in the shoulders that he does not return as someone but when he does not care about it because then there is nobody to annihilate. Please be aware, the enlightenment of that which is one is not of a world where there seems to be more than one, but this explanation is. Thus it may be entirely off. 

He repressed that he had chosen to imagine the body could be used as a means to hide his unwanted feelings from his consciousness. So when those emotions popped up again, he interpreted the disturbance as a physical problem from the part of the body where he initially imagined hiding his unwanted feelings. Hence the resulting psychosomatic disorders became a mystery impossible to heal. And the helpless little boy full of sorrow, rage and fear, therefore, could remain hidden in the dark inside Alexius. In hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, you can read more about using the body as a means to hide your feelings from your awareness.

Alexius did not want to realise that it was his own shit he saw in his father, so he shut off the communication between the body and the brain, so he would not receive bad signals from himself. He did not choose this because he was a child and therefore not able to embrace the darkness but because he thought he had to be good to get love from his parents / as if he was above it. Thus what he got was not to himself but an image he had made, wherefore he complained about not being seen. And, actually, that was what he was, if he had not excluded but included the darkness in himself … by seeking out thoughts that seemed wrong and as a defence against tighten the body, so it appeared to hide the darkness

is not to say that the suppressed little boy must be exposed, but that denial should be complemented with acceptance, just like the night must be supplemented by the day because everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Going with this flow, duality sets you free from the night as well as the day. In other words, there is no need to go down memory lane to see what you have denied if your denial interacts with acceptance.

When you do not try to hide anger, for example, your response to it can be perceived as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals that your reaction is twofold. So if anger makes you feel guilty, you are relieved because it is complemented with feeling good.

All your suppressed grievances serve you well when exposed and perceived as ´it is what it is´ because that reveals they are not singular but twofold. Hence you have an amusing polarity of complaints and contentment, which sets off other gratifying pairs of duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

After Alexius, in his early 20s, became someone who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one (see hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one), his two standard perceptions of something as definitely horrible or wonderful was no longer dismantled. Instead, they worked together as a team to define and pave the way for each other, like breathing out paves the way for breathing in and vice versa.

This interaction of horrible and wonderful made him feel good about both statements. So good, actually, that other pairs of duality naturally kept popping up. Hence Alexius felt completed and not fragmented like when he used to insist on dividing the pairs of duality into separated elements. Especially because going with the duality flow, he had no singular feelings to hide. Thus he did not appear to have psychological problems concealed in the body anymore.

Since his psychosomatic problems, therefore, were reduced to physical issues, they could be fixed physically. Maybe not entirely, but at least to the extent that the experience of being someone inside a body became more comfortable. Read more about that in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1.

However, out of habit, one of his old single-minded judgments/perceptions are often the first choice when confronted with something new or fearful. This is probably how his personality is set up to solve a problem. Trying to change that would be like attempting to stop the sunset. It is impossible.

But it is possible to remember that, in a world of duality, everything comes in pairs of opposing elements that define each other, like two sides of a coin. Recalling that, as from an invisible crack in Alexius´ conditioned single-minded perception, the opposite unfolds. Hence twofoldness again makes him feel fulfilled as someone in the game of duality, contrary to the sense of incompleteness that comes from separating the pairs of duality.

He probably does not notice that the interaction of horrible and wonderful soon fades out because it sets off the experience of other pairs of duality. Maybe humility and boldness, serenity and lust, calmness and confusion, union and separation. This polarity flow is so satisfactory that he does not sense when one ends, and another starts. Beginning and end is just another pair of duality that makes him feel whole.

Not trying to control the future, thoughts become unimportant. Hence they turn into insignificant noise from somewhere unnamed.

The experience of being someone who is somewhere is enough to feel the completeness of twofoldness and thus forget what and where you are, which is the opening the enlightenment of that which is one waits for. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Nor does he usually remember the names of the polarities that makes him feel complete. Being in the duality flow, it does not have to be ratified via an inner talk (read more about that here). Therefore, as thoughts are reduced to unimportant jabber in the background (read more about that here), he cannot find words to describe the duality pairs he experiences. Not a problem, though. One does not need to label the sides of a coin, for example, to sense it is twofold.

In a world of duality, a holistic experience is not singular but dualistic. In non-duality there are no experiences because it takes more than one to be aware of something.

To sum up, even though the experience of being someone in a world of duality is an illusion (read more about that here), having this experience, you feel frustrated if you separate the opposing elements in the pairs of opposing elements making up duality. And you feel satisfied when you join their interplay – just like you feel fulfilled from the interaction of breathing in and out if you do not try to fragment this pair of duality into specific segments to be relaxed, balanced, transformed and whatnot.

To feel fulfilled by the pairs of duality, you do not need to discover where you have stashed unwanted feelings in the body like described above. Nor do that have to become someone who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one. And you do not have to get rid of single-minded perceptions or anything else through meditation and whatnot. All you need is to perceive your single-minded interpretation of the present moment as ´it is what it is.´ This reveals the other side of your postulate. Thus you get the interplay of polarity – for example unbelievable/plausible.

As the present moment is based on your past, this perception reveals your postulate’s other side. Thus you get the interplay of polarity – for example unbelievable/plausible.

Therefore, since opposing thoughts or feelings are not kept apart, there is no single-minded perception to project onto somebody else or your own body. Thus others, as well as yourself, are set free from your rigid opinions. Read more about that in You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 4.


This is a simulation of the moment where the enlightenment of that which is one is experienced to break through whereafter all experiences, including what you believed in being, is erased. Hence there is nobody to know that nothing falls through a black hole into everything. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Bidding welcome the enlightenment of that which is one is a bit like gettng to the point of orgasm. Nothing else matters. But whereas an orgasm is driven by the desire for something, the absence of it is the propellant of the enlightenment of that which is one.

This does not mean, you have to to become purer by avoiding sex or anything else, nor do you have to be harmonious, physically fit or breathe in a special way. All that is needed is to forget what and where you are because the enlightenment of that which is one does not know anything definable.

For the same reason, the enlightenment of that which is one has not changed what you appear to be, if you return to the fantasy of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. In the case of Alexius, for example, his psychomatic disorders were unaltered.

But since he keeps getting glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one, he is always reminded, that he is not someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. It is like being in a roleplay, where one act out a role in a story governed by the gamemaster. However, in the case of a world where there seems to be more than one, the gamemaster is not somebody outsidebut inside of him, namely the brain.

Playing the brain´s game, the perception ´it is what it is´ comes naturally. As your interpretation of past events, therefore, lose their specific meaning, there is not something definitive to maintain psychomatic disorders – or to make you feel stuck in in the plot of the brain.

See hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one about the brain´s script. And check HACK #6, Inner senses, enlightenment and glimpses of it about the enlightenment of that which is one or glimpses of it. The latter is experienced in a world of duality, whereas there is nobody to experience the former, since that requires more than one. That is why, although glimpses of enlightenment is a mystical experience, there is no magic to experience in the enlightenment of that which is one.


NOTES:

 

´What if…?´ versus ´it is what it is´ [draft]

This article is a continuation of Hell is best buddies with heaven. Hence it is about the perception ´it is what it is,´ which reveals every experience is dual and that being in the duality flow, you feel complete. Actually so much that, eventuality, you forget about duality.

You need to be fully anchored in the belief that you are someone in a world of duality if you want to undo this belief – just like you need to play a game to finish it.

Hence this article is written within the context of duality. In such a world, psychological and physical issues do not mix. So if you conclude, your worries are caused by something physical or what you feel in the body is caused by your anxiety, you are mistaken.

However, if you, for example, interpret your present pain in the foot as fatal and imagine this physical impression is linked with a psychological problem from the past experienced as worrisome. Then the psychological aspect appears to have caused the physical one.

Hereafter, the physical and psychological issues seem to have a significant impact on each other, the more your imagination run wild on a loop set off by envisioning ´what if…?´ However, your specific thought-up outcome is revealed to be two-fold when ´what if…?´ is replaced with ´it is what it is.´ And since there is no specific cause without a definitive effect, your alleged connection between non-physical and physical issues is no more and never was. Read more about cause and effect here.

In hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues, you can read more about the unfortunate belief that physical and non-physical issues can be mixed.

Thus the physical problem can be dealt with in a material way and the psychological one in an abstract way. This is much easier and less scary when not imagining an immaterial issue affects a material one or vice versa – just like daily life feels less complicated when not expecting your fantasies to manifest physically.

You cannot change physical reality. But if you perceive it so it makes you suffer, you can change that perception.

You probably are diagnosed with vertigo* if you experience the world spins around you. This does not mean the doctor believes your experience is real. On the contrary, you are hallucinating. The world cannot revolve around you. Despite that, do not deny this is your experience. But you deny it is real. When you do that, the fear goes away. Thus you realise, the whirling sensation is only going on inside you. Outside of you, the world goes on as usual. So just like when you look at the horizon and experience the earth is flat, but correct that, you correct that the world outside of you spins around you when you have vertigo. Eventually, you realise that nothing experienced is real, as it takes more than one to be aware of something, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. See also Everything that appears to be more than one is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Having vertigo* is a glaring example of believing to experience something beyond the bounds of possibility. The world is not capable of spinning around you. The whirling sensation is an inner experience caused by a psychological problem you want to escape inside you. Thus you imagine the inner experience is outside of you.

That is until you stand up to your one-sided interpretation of the psychological issue, so it can be perceived as ´it is what it is.´ This makes a crack in your understanding. Out of it comes something which, at first, feels pretty abstract. But as soon as it has been defined by your definitive interpretation, it settles as the opposite of that. Next, it redefines your initial understanding. In this interplay, none of them is singular but in a constant exchange with each other. Thus there is no distinct point of view to uphold the fear of having your suppressed psychological problem exposed.

Since single-minded interpretations makes you feel disconnected because in a world of duality everything is twofold. In other words, when you are reluctant to the togetherness of twofoldness, you feel alone.

Perhaps your initial response feels like an air ball of sadness somewhere undefinable. However, when not attempting to explain this vacuum but perceiving it as ´it is what it is,´ it literally feels like it balloons outward in a swelling bubble of gladness. Read more about this experience of the duality flow here.

This gladness does not give you peace of mind because it is a singular experience. But since it interacts with sadness, you are in the duality flow, wherefore it expands into other polarities. In this togetherness of opposing elements, feelings are not separated from their complementary part. Hence there are no specific feelings to hunt you.

Should the procedure described above seems too complicated, and you forget what to perceive as ´it is what it is,´ you perceive your reaction to this confusion as ´it is what it is.´ Therefore, since your response is revealed not to be singular but twofold, you are in the duality flow. And since this is what duality is all about, you feel fulfilled.**

Always perceiving your response to something as ´it s what it is,´ you do not have to control your reaction to avoid feeling wrong because it will be complemented by feeling right. This does not mean right and wrong is going to be balanced. Dualism is not about balance because that cancels out contrasts (read more about that here), and thus a world of duality. Instead, it is about the dynamic interaction between opposites, for example breathing in and out. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In the context of vertigo, you should, of course, approach it materially if it is caused by something physical like tiny crystals of calcium that have gotten loose in the inner ear. Maybe you consult a healthcare professional or do the Epley exercise for this. If, however, your reason for doing so is to get it over and done with, you are most likely fixated on getting back to what you used to be.

The experience of duality is kept together by the constant interaction of opposing elements, for example the past and the future. Acknowleding this, you get the satisfaction of togetherness and not the loneliness that comes from separating the pairs of duality into single-minded concepts like living in the now.

Thus you do not feel fine regardless of the outcome like you do when your response to the problem is perceived as ´it is what it is.´ As aforementioned, this perception replaces a singular interpretation with a dualistic one. In this case, for example, instability/stability, doubt/confidence, fatigue/health or disappointment/contentment. Of course, many other duality pairs could be in play. But that you must explore yourself because this article is about to finish.

If this is experienced as abrupt, and your reaction is astonishment, please perceive it as ´it is what it is.´ Doing so, it is no longer excluded from its counterpart, calmness, wherefore you are in the duality flow and thus move on to other duality pairs, such as abrupt/gradual, beginning/ end, or expectation/surprise. Hence you, eventually, are blown away by the interaction of duality. So if you do not stop the duality flow by avoiding or enhancing one part of a duality pair, nobody walks a path with no distance to that which is everywhere since it is formless and therefore endless, namely non-duality.

It is impossible to experience something at all because it takes more than one to do so, and there is no more than that which is one. But since you are reading this, you believe it is possible to be and have more than one. Hence you must feel what and where you believe in being, to undo this belief.

When you are not hiding from your awareness, what you do not like in yourself by projecting it onto the body, it becomes likeable. This is the first step in healing a psychosomatic disorder. See hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX
Those who assume they suffer from a psychosomatic disorder have projected politically incorrect feelings like sexual lust, power strivings, greed, envy and anger, onto vulnerable parts of the body, in the same way, some project offensive feelings onto the world.

However, since emotions are abstract, they cannot be hidden in something substantial. Hence the projection of feelings on something tangible only conceals them from your awareness. Nonetheless, most believe their problems are gone when out of sight. Just like an ostrich, according to myth, believes danger disappears when it buries its head in the sand.

Many of those believing negativity should be avoided like to use crystal stones for healing. But most of them, Amethyst, for example, does this by emitting negative ions which produce biochemical reactions that create positive vibes/mood and relieve stress.

This myth, though, is not valid. If an ostrich buries its heads in the sand, it dies from lack of air. And you wither from the lack of collaboration between positivity and negativity if you hide the latter from yourself with a head-in-the-sand approach. Besides, everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Therefore, since it is blurred by this attitude, you cannot have the belief in duality undone before your negativity is acknowledged to be paired with positivity.

Exposing your negativity, as described in The YOU finger and the three ME fingers, you feel vitalised by the duality flow or have the belief in duality undone. The latter does not result in something, as it requires more than one, and there is no more than one in non-duality. The former results in a happy journey without distance to that which is one.

To be continued in The togetherness of twofoldness undoes the separateness of specialness.


*) In the article, Psycho-Physiological Dizziness Syndrome, approaching vertigo as a psychological problem is described in more detail than in this article. It is not in line with the foundation of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, though.

**) Alexius does not write about something he has not encountered himself. Hence he knows, the perception ´it is what it is´ works in the way he put forth. In his case, though, he does not only use the fulfilment that comes from the duality flow to deal with the world in a relaxed way but as a stepping stone to glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one, when he does not have to engage in the world where he appears to be. Thus he goes to sleep bathed in light and wake up in the morning hearing ethereal harmonies. Read more about that here


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

CANCELLEX Anger and other feelings

CANCELLEX The fake link between immateriality and materiality [DRAFT] ???

4.3 The psychological and physical sphere does not mix [draft]

If you concentrate a lot, you might sense something that appears to be a person in this image. And if you extend this experience by imagining how the person is, you seem to experience something real. But if you do not focus on seeing something specific, you will not experience anything definable in this image that can define you as someone definitive. Thus you are well on your way back to that which is one because there is nobody in the picture – nor are somebody looking at it. That requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from having read hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy. It is about the perception ´it is what it is,´ and how it syncs you with the brain’s script, so you feel satisfied.

PREFACE:
In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs, such as physical and non-physical. The opposing elements in a pair have different functions that complement each other. For example, you cannot breathe out without breathing in and vice versa. Although it is unrealistic to mix the elements in the duality pairs, it is pretty common to believe that physical and non-physical issues can be integrated. However, this is like trying to blend breathing in and out. You fuck up everything.

That said since non-duality is formless and therefore endless, duality is a fantasy. Hence everything in a world of duality, regardless of appearing to be physical or not, is as airy as a dream. In other words, it is only within the context of duality that it seems something is substantial or unsubstantial. However, since you assume to be someone substantial who reads something intangible, you believe to be in a world of duality.

You cannot undo that belief if you do not live by the basic rule of duality, namely that everything comes in pairs and instead separate or combine the elements of the duality pairs. Therefore, this hack explores how to correct the mistake that physical and non-physical issues can be connected.

PART 1:
Have you tried sitting in a bathtub and imagined there is a hidden world in the drops of the steam coming up from the hot water? Or have you looked at a painting of persons and sensed their emotions? What you perceive to be there is make-believe because nobody is in a picture or in the steam from the bathtub. Nevertheless, imagination can make it appear like something is going on in a lifeless painting or a heat stream.

You cannot explain the world in this image because its elements are mixed in a way impossible except in fantasy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Depending on the thoughts projected onto the persons appearing to be in a painting, you will experience them negatively or positively. And if you sense this is caused by them and not you, it feels like the people in the painting are alive. But it is a fantasy. There is nobody but you. And that is also a fantasy because it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

This illustrates that what and where you experience being is made from fragments of things you imagine to see outside of oneness. It does not explain, though, who imagines seeing this? It is impossible because there is nothing outside of oneness since it is endless, nor is there something inside it, as that calls for more than one. Therefore, as nobody has the experience of something, there is no reasonable way to explain why somebody seems to be reading this. If there were, it would be authentic.

That is why so many like to ask, Who am I? They reckon their question proves there is an answer that establishes their existence. But this is just as crazy as to ask who the writer of this article is and assume the author exists in the article. There is nobody in it, neither in the world where you believe in being because reality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.

But here we are – or appear to be – in a world where there seems to be more than one. What to do about it? Nothing because doing something is what makes you appear to be real.

The brain always chooses what is best for everybody because that is what you are since the experience of others is a fiction made in your brain.

This does not mean that you should not deal with the problems that seem to arise in a world where there seems to be more than one. But since the brain is the author of this fiction, it is the brain, not you, that does something if you accept it is in charge. The belief that you are the master and can make the body perfect comes from your misperception of the experiences produced by the brain. For example, you think you can get rid of orange peel, obtain six-packs, or something else that goes against the body’s nature.

Nevertheless, you make it easier for the body – and yourself since you believe in being inside it – if you do not project your ideas of perfection onto the body but keep them in the mental sphere in which thoughts are fleeting. Hence you do not feel the urge to manifest them. 

Acknowledging mental and physical reality as separate systems makes your appearance as someone substantial in a tangible world feels so pleasant that you can leave it without clinging to being someone there.

Allhough projections are not real, they appear to be if you hide their apparent effect is self-made. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Having denigrated others to feel good about yourself, you live in constant fear of attack from those you bad mouthed. Hence you turn the body into a weapon of defence or attack by respectively keeping your shoulders deadlocked in a backwards or forward position.

Since the muscles, therefore, become inflexible and eventually start to ache, you have actually used the body to attack yourself. The solution to this is to acknowledge, you have chosen this massacre on your body. By doing that, the body is not to blame. Thus it relaxes.

PART 2:
In the mental and/or emotional sphere, you perceive yourself as someone in a body defined by time and space. But as that which is you is formless, and therefore without beginning and end, it is painful to be reduced to someone with a beginning and an end.

Yet, it is pain that makes you appear as you are someone in a material world. When you pinch yourself to determine whether you are dreaming or not, the experience of pain makes you decide to be someone substantial in a tangible world.

Since feeling alive, therefore, is bracket together with being in pain, you need to suffer. And since your sole existence as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is based on the denial of the formlessness of oneness, denial is also what you resort to in making the pain bearable. You simply turn down the worst part of it, namely the psychological distress, by projecting it onto the body. As a side effect, that appears to be more real when the projection, eventually, seems to cause physical discomfort.

At that point, you have forgotten that the pain in the body is caused by yourself, so you choose to blame something outside of you for the discomfort. Thus your body turns into a weapon of defence or attack against the world. To effectuate this, you keep the shoulders pushed forward into a defensive position or pushed back into a place of constant readiness to attack.

The tightened body makes you feel safer and as if you are in control. Especially if you push one of the shoulders upwards to further constrict that area. This prevents the signals in the body from passing through the blockage to the brain. Therefore, as it cannot process them, you can mentally explain them, which seems less frightening than feeling them.

Women tend to allow the body´s flow of emotions to reach the brain. But they prevent the expression of feelings processed by the brain by replacing them with a mental story in which a woman knows the most about feelings, both her own and others. Her made-up insight she uses to manipulate others into acknowledging her as a unique and caring person.

A way to keep unwanted feelings hidden inside the body is to hold the mouth closed, even when you smile. Thus no unpleasant emotion slip out. However, you cannot selectively exclude one feeling. In a world of duality, they always come in pairs. So if you exclude hate, love is also excluded. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Men, generally, also want to be acknowledged as unique. To achieve that, they prevent the body´s flow of emotions from reaching the brain. Thus men can make up a story where they, like a hero, do the right thing regardless of feelings. Unfortunately, this way of hiding their feelings mostly stiffens the left side of the body, whereas the woman´s approach hardens the right side. There are many ideas to restore the body´s flow. But since the disruption is caused by the idea that you can control your appearance, the problem is not in the body but the mental sphere, where there is a basic notion of not being good enough as you are.

The brain loves when its experiences make you believe you are something, so you do not discover what you experience in being is fantasy it has made from nothing. Read more about that in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

This is a misunderstanding based on the perception that you are not the person the brain has created. However, accepting that the person you experience to be is developed by the brain, you feel cherished because the brain loves its creations.

This acceptance comes from not suppressing your reaction to what you believe in being. Thus it can be perceived as ´it is what it is,´ which reveals that if your response is feeling abandoned, it is complemented with being supported because everything comes in pairs in a world of duality. Therefore, you feel complete as you are.

Therefore, as you do not need to interfere with the body’s flow of feelings, it can communicate with the brain, which knows how to heal the problems you have caused in the body. However, this does not mean you disregard common sense. Instead of interfering with the body, you can assist it by softening it via far-infrared heating pads, give it massage them with the help of Blackroll and energise it by Nordic Walking. To ensure there are no serious problems with internal organs, you may have to consult a qualified physician. Read more about taking care of the body here.

Maybe the physical symptoms caused by your misuse of the body will never be entirely fixed. But if the remaining problems are perceived like the basic self would do, namely as ´it is what it is,´ you do not experience these limitations as something to prevent you from feeling complete. Thus you can enjoy the belief in being someone definitive while slowly but surely having it undone.

A circle and a square cannot be mixed, nor can the psychological and physical domain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
To distract yourself from experiencing anger as an emotion you have, it is excluded from your awareness by dumping it in the body’s darkness – at least, that is how a psychologist explains it. But immaterial issues cannot be hidden in something material. So what really happened is that you combined the psychological pain with how you felt a vulnerable spot in the back, for example.

When you once have concluded your anxiety is caused by physical pain, you by reflex look for the same connection every time you are worried. Hence you automatically search the body for a flaw that can explain you feel worried. That is until you do not try to explain away your worries, but perceive them as ´it is what it is.´

This reveals they are in a constant interaction with calmness, so they can define each other. Therefore, since you cannot feel worried without being calm and vice versa, they confirm each other. Hence there is no need to get rid of your worries to feel calm.

So since the irritation coming from the psychological problem is experienced to be the same as the discomfort coming from a physical issue in the back, the psychological problem seems to have disappeared. That is why you, hereafter, automatically combine an immaterial problem with a material one to make it go away.

The obsession with the look and performance you expect from the body causes much trouble. If you want to be free from that, the belief that you are someone in a body must be undone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

However, this fusion is an illusion because a psychological issue cannot be combined with a physical one. Thus, its perceived result, namely a psychosomatic disorder, is impossible to heal it is seen as two problems. A psychological one that is felt as anxiety for something weird and diffused. And a physical problem experienced as more straightforward and matter-of-fact.

Do not try to analyse or understand those two feelings. Instead, start off by experiencing your emotional issue unedited and then perceive your reaction to that as ´it is what it is.´ This takes the edge of the psychological problem. Thus there is nothing unpleasant you want to hide by combining it with the experience of physical pain.

Therefore, since the body does not feel attacked by something non-physical, it does not need to defend itself by attacking this and that. Instead, it uses its energy on fixing physical problems. Be aware, this is not the function of Alexius´ Duality Hacks. They do not heal the body but the sick belief that someone is in it.

But even though Alexius´ Duality Hacks ´only´ heal the belief that you are someone in a body, having that belief undone, ever so slightly, you do not feel to interfere with the body’s ways. Instead, you want to assist it like you support a car with electricity and send it to the garage for a checkup once in a while. In other words, regarding an imagined physical/psychological combo, you may call for professional assistance to solve the material part of it.

In the case of Alexius, he uses nootropics to assist the brain and Blackroll and far-infrared heating pads in supporting his body. This is not to say you should do the same. Bodies are different, so your body may ask for something else. If in doubt, consult a health care professional.

The body is experienced more substantial when you project psychological issues on it, whereas witout those projection it is experienced as transparen. Hence it is neither seen as bad nor good but as ´it is what it is.´ The makes you feel free and not constraint like when the body is seen as a manifestation of your unbodied issues.

However, in both cases, the body remains the same because psychological projections do not change the body – only the mental sphere where they are conceived.

If pain in the mind is not denied the words that seems to cause the pain cannot hurt, but words projected onto the body – your own or somebody else´s – seems to be able to hurt and confirm the believe, that you are a person to be defined by time and space.

Feelings or thoughts you do not like, you hide from your awareness by imagining they can be dumped in the body. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

APPENDIX:
As a metaphor for the bodily and the mental sphere, think of a movie you watch on your screen. Everything in the film is a simulation of the physical world and only that. The mental sphere cannot be seen. It is something you add yourself to the movie. Yet, it does not change anything but your perception of it.

The same applies to the world where we appear to be. It consists solely of matter, and so do you. But contrary to a body in a movie, your body has feelings. But only physical ones. If there seem to be psychological feelings in it, you have projected them onto the body to make it appear more important or to the emotions more substantial. It could also be that you want to hide psychological issues from your awareness behind something physical.

But just like nothing changes in a movie, regardless of what you project onto it, nothing is transformed in your body when you project non-bodily issues on it. It only seems so when you imagine it in the mental sphere.

Please be aware, this metaphor is made within the reality of duality. In non-duality, there is nothing tangible or intangible because there is no division like there appear to be in a world of duality. However, appearing to be in such a world, you must play the game of duality if you want to end it. This does not mean you have to understand it or make an effort, like in a board game you simply move by the dice. The meaning you assign to the result is perceived as ´it is what it is.´ Therefore, since it turns out to be twofold, you are in sync with duality.


NOTE: The article is part of hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues. It is a rough draft that continuously is updated.

 

To exist is an illusion because it requires more than one to be conscious about something and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

The basic self is relative to the brain and thus without egoistic intentions

Dialogue is avoided by the special self. It prefers monologue because it ratifies the feeling of being in charge. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you perceive yourself not to be basic but special, you constantly look for somebody you can manipulate into ratifying this (read more about that here). That is why you always need to meet others and have a calendar full of appointments.

But as closeness may reveal the misery behind your story of greatness, you prefer to follow the conventional rules of being together. For example, a traditional dinner party is set up, so you appear to be together. However, if you adjust to the table manners, you do not risk being close to anybody.

The basic self, on the other hand, has no need to be acknowledged as unique. Hence it does not try to fit into the collectively agreed concepts of how to be together, nor does it use these concepts to manipulate others to do and say something that attests to its importance. It has no need to be important or something else other than being a tool for the brain.

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The special self expects others not to question its story of greatness but to adapt to it so they appear to be ordinary and the special self to be original. This is its way to hide it feels inferior.

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Independent choices are generally made in retrospect when you compile elements of the past into a story that seems to prove you are in control. This self-deception can be compared to when a dream is over, and you interpret what you remember, so it seems to establish you as special, although you were not in the dream at all.

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Those who believe they have free will are easily manipulated by the many doctrines of how to be spiritual, socialistic, capitalistic or whatnot because they think they are independent.

But a human, just like a car, is made to serve. And since those perceiving themselves to be independent avoid following the natural impulses coming from the brain, they are bound to follow one of the worlds many speculative doctrines instead. Or rather to perceive that this is what they choose to do, as you cannot actually avoid the commands of the brain – just like a car cannot choose the direction itself. It is in the hands of the driver. Likewise, you are in the hands of the brain.

Yet, unlike a car, you have a consciousness that is free to perceive the direction as you want to see it. In the case of the special self, it makes a perception in which it has excluded everything that does not fit into the special doctrine it believes will make it more unique and, therefore, independent of the brain.

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The special self is always trying to escape something, but it does not know what. Neither will it ever know because there is nothing to escape. It is an illusion that only seems real because it always looks for something to exclude, so it can appear more unique. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When the brain decides you should have a cake and you fight it due to ideological reasons but, eventually, have a cake, you say it was your choice to give in. In this way you fool yourself into thinking, you do things in your own way and pace.

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Having one´s perception in sync with the stream of thoughts as it comes from the brain is like having the brain blown out for unnecessary thoughts. It feels like being wholly absorbed by a TV show after having binge-watched it.

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Since the basic self does not perceive itself to be different from the brain, and since everything it experiences to be, see, think and feel is made by the brain, the basic self does not belong to anyone but everyone.

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If one’s perception is in sync with the flow of thoughts from the brain, experiences seem relative. Not being in sync with the flow, they appear to be definitive. The former results in feeling free and the latter in feeling imprisoned.

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If you generally feel irritated or confused, you are not in sync with the brain´s script because all of its feelings are fleeting, and their lightness entails happiness. In other words, if irritation is sticky, you have chosen to be independent of the brain, and being on your own does not feel good.

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The special self wants self-government, but its ideas of how to govern itself do not work because the brain is the master, except when it comes to perceiving its rulings. However, your perception of the brain´s management only changes how you feel about it. And since the brain loves you, your perception is out of sync with it, if you feel unappreciated.

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What you believe in being is based on memories stored in the brain. The experience of something coming from somewhere else is a creation of it. So there is nothing else to serve other than the brain.

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As it takes more than one to experience something, the brain needs to render a world where there seems to be more than one, so the self it has created can experience to be someone there. There is not something deeper to learn or attain for the self because it is all a fantasy – including that there is a brain and something beyond it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Within the apparent materialisation of a world defined by time and space, your most defining experiences of being someone are stored in the brain, and as they constitute what you believe to be (read more about that here), you cannot have this belief undone without honouring the brain.

So although the experiences fabricated and stored in the brain are made from nothing, you should not dismiss them as something because they ratify the choice you seem to have made to establish you as someone in a world defined by time and space. If not honouring your choice, it cannot be undone.

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Watching a TV show, the brain is in its right element, which is to continually pass remarks and predict what comes next as if the show is not fictional but real. When not doubting or altering these comments but going with their flow, you are also in your right element, namely to be a follower of the brain. Being that, you do not perceive yourself to be different from it because the brain contains the sum of your most significant memories, and that is what you believe to be. Hence you are not just a follower but a leader as well.

But not following the brain, you are neither servant nor master and never feel like you are in your right element. On the contrary, you always search for something special to follow to make you feel better. Maybe you imagine a specific school of thought will help you peel off the layers that you imagine prevent you from being more authentic and thus in your right element. But no matter what you believe in being, it only seems so because thoughts, like a binary code of nothing, are put together in a perception of yourself that appears to manifest that.

This is not to say that following the brain is more real than this apparent manifestation. Every experience is make-believe – just like in a role-play. However, following the instructions of the game master can be pretty fun. Likewise, believing to be someone in a world defined by time and space is quite entertaining when you do not add or subtract something from the instructions you get from the brain.

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You can compare the basic self to a cat. It does not plan to do Pilates at a specific hour but, naturally, stretch out when its biological system tells it to do that. Nor does it attend special seminars to learn who it is or how to be transformed into something else. There is no ´I´ with a need to be anything else than a cat.

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The basic self is not a definitive entity but relative to the brain and, therefore, without an egoistic drive. The special self is also relative to the brain but not without ego because contrary to the basic self, it perceives the thoughts coming from the brain as if it is in charge of them and, consequently, itself. It is a wonder, though, how it can go on believing this when it does not even know who it is.

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If you do not make up a perception that avoids, corrects or replace the brain´s script, you confirm that you miss nothing and that the script supplies you with everything needed. Thus you feel safe. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Being in tune with the present experience created by the brain, the basic self does not perceive itself as definitive, but relative to that. On the other hand, the special self needs to believe it handles everything in its own way so it can uphold the image of being someone definitive.

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The basic self never gets disappointed by somebody because they are not the ones perceived to be the reason for what is going on. The brain is, and as it always rewards the basic self with happiness for perceiving the experiences it produces as they are and not as they could be, the basic self has no reason to be disappointed.

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Within the context of a world where there seems to be more than one, the basic self is everyone and no one. As it, therefore, is relative, there is no self to doubt. On the other hand, the special self always has doubts about itself because it insists on being someone definitive.

That is probably why it likes to show off as self-assured and wisely point out there must be a real self choosing between being the basic or special self. However, it is only within the reality of a world where there seems to be more than one, there appears to a choice. In reality, there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. And as it takes more than one to choose something, choosing anything is an illusion.

When there is nothing to hope for, what you believe to be in a world where there seems to be more than one is no more, because it is built on the hope that there is more than that which is one.

In other words, regardless of what you believe to be, you are nothing and therefore have nothing to hope for. That is why the reading of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings works for you if it seems to result in a consuming sense of hopelessness. See also the hack No Hope = Oneness, which you can find in Extra Duality Hacks.

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You do not enter the stress of being someone definitive when you perceive your response to an experience as ´it is what it is.  Instead, you remain without a centre and focus. Thus you automatically play the role set up by the brain for the present moment. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Within the context of believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you do not have a definitive self but one that is relative to the fleeting experiences produced by the brain. And since the brain makes sure your response to the experiences is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ you feel satisfied by all of them. Read more about this perception in hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

That is if you do not override this basic perception and make a special one in which you seem to be someone definitive who is in control of its life. In that case, you get frustrated because things do not work out according to your ideas but the brain´s script. Although it allows you to choose between going right or left, for example, the brain decides your decision’s subsequent events – just like in a computer game, where every outcome of your choices is prefixed. Or like a flight to New York continues as planned, regardless of your whereabouts on the plane.

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When you really feel something, you are nothing but that. Consequently, there is nothing else to contrast what you feel and thus not something to define you. That is why so many avoid facing their feelings by mentally understanding and/or justifying the feeling.

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Most try to discover a definitive self in their different approaches to the world. Yet, there is no other self than the basic one created by the brain. It is without a centre and ever-changing with the fleeting experiences the brain develops. So if you try to define yourself in a definite way, you are bound to feel unfulfilled. But you always feel fulfilled if defined by the fleeting experiences produced by the brain. In this flexibility of attitude relativism, any experience generated by the brain amuses you, regardless of what and where you appear to be.

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If the special self perceives somebody to be stupid, it is most likely meant to condemn them. But when the basic self makes the same perception, it is not to blame somebody but to fend off a relationship that the brain instructs you to avoid. In other words, the basic self respects the signals of the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius´ Duality Hacks do not detach you from feelings. They may seem more distant when you are in a state of not-knowing, but when you return to the consciousness of being someone definitive, they appear very close. But since they are no longer perceived as something but nothing, you enjoy the intimacy of nothing in whatever shape it seems to take. Thus you are indifferent to the supposed difference between the contrasts making up a world of duality and thus to the belief in separation.

Should you forget that feelings are not something but nothing and focus on the apparent tangibility of them, the worries that this seems to cause can be used to ignite a take-off into the empty breath. And since this brings you back into a state of not-knowing, where there is nobody to judge the apparent differences in the world of duality to make a difference, you return to the consciousness of being someone definitive in such a world, based on the sense that nothing there makes a difference. Thus it all seems equally entertaining.

You can learn how to ignite a take-off into the empty breath and thus be in the bliss of nothing in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

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The self is created by the brain, and it cannot be changed by you. But that does not mean it is definitive. It is relative to the present experiences created by the brain. »The brain is constantly reconfiguring every second of your life. Even by the time you get to the end of this paragraph, you’ll be a slightly different person than you were at the beginning.« David Eagleman, an American neuroscientist, in The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque.

That is why the more you read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, the more Alexius´ Duality Hacks start to apply themselves.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.