The construction and deconstruction of the personality

You must let appearances pass – including the appearance of time and you as a person – if you want to see that which is real.

You must let appearances pass – including the appearance of time and space – if you do not want to hide that which is real. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The construction of the personality that you experience yourself and others to have can be compared to what happens on Facebook. Based on what you like and indirectly what you do not like the algorithms of Facebook will calculate, what kind of personality you have, so the more you like, the more your personality is established.

In accordance with the personality Facebook has constructed you receive updates and adds, that confirms its definition of your specific personality. In this way, you will be more and more fixated in the points of views you already have of what is right and wrong, so that reality seems to be that you and those you consider to be like-minded are the good ones and others the bad ones. Facebook, however, does the same for those you consider to be wrong, so just like you they think, they are the right ones.

4When you hit ´like´ many times on for example tv shows, Facebook will bring you updates and adds within this category, but most likely it will also bring you adds for loosing weight and exercising, because from its database it knows, that people watching a lot of tv tends to be on the fat side.

As a consequence you will not only feel fat but wrong, as slim is supposed to be right – or if you already felt that, Facebook has confirmed your personality to be wrong. But as nobody wants to be wrong themselves, you blame Facebook or others for being wrong, so that their flaws can defined you as right.

From this follows all personalities are in the same boat sharing the belief, that they are right and others wrong. But as each personality is a fabrication and as that which is real is not fabricated, all personalities must be wrong, even though they consider themselves to be right.

To see that which is real, you must choose to ignore the updates from Facebook, which in this article is a metaphor for the conclusions of the brain. You cannot stop the thoughts, that seem to come from the brain. It is like trying to stop the clouds. Their substance is an illusion. Likewise, thoughts and feelings are just empty space.

When everything is perceived as the symbol of the same, everything becomes equally likeable – and so there is nothing to choose. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In other words, when you choose not to hang onto thoughts but let them pass, they cannot fabricate the substance called the personality, and so that which is you is no longer hidden. Choosing this is not a choice, as that involves a personality. Consequently, choosing this is to not choose.

One way of doing this is to perceive everything that you experience as not that which is you but symbols of it because that makes everything equally likeable, and so you need not choose what to like.


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+ Pretending is freedom from self-deception

Any interaction will do to make you seem alive as a person in the world – also if you are only looking at others. This relation confirms you to be ´there´.

Any interaction will make you appear as if you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one – also if you just observe others. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
Interaction is needed in order to uphold the belief, that you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space. But whether the interaction is judged to be negative or positive does not matter, because in spite of you feeling rejected or loved, the belief that you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space has been confirmed.

If your lover leaves you, there are many opportunities for discussing this with somebody, who appear to be different from you, and if not you can always have an inner discussion with what you judge to be others, so that your identity as someone special is confirmed.

As long as you believe there is an interaction with others, it seems to confirm you are someone definitive, regardless this interaction seems to be imaginary or real because all experiences are an illusion fabricated by the very same organ in the brain. See Eyes do not see, they translate.

Problems are needed to keep a conversation going, so if you are happily together with someone, you can always create a drama about your apparent differences. In a drama the importance of you as someone definitive is enhanced. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Problems are needed to keep a conversation going, but you can always create a drama about the apparent difference between you and somebody else and thereby enhance the importance of you as someone definitive. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You can only feel alive in a virtual world if you imagine being someone there
The whole world is built upon the idea of being together – especially as a family. Belonging to a special group you appear to be accepted as if you are special too. That is if you also confirm others in the group in the way dictated by the group. If not you will be expelled. See also the article Coming from the heart is a denial of that which is one.

This is not a problem though if it is OK with you to be an outsider, because as an outsider you are also confirmed as being someone special.

Interaction and joining communities are basically what social media is about. The purpose of this is to be acknowledged by one or more groups, so that you are defined as someone special through your communication with the ´right´ ones..

Nowadays, contrary to the days before the internet, young ones do not have an urgent need for a girl/boyfriend. The interaction needed to be confirmed as someone special, they get from social media, where they join specific groups in which they build an image of themselves as a very interesting person.

The imagination of somebody else, that has done something specific for you to see, makes you feel alive as someone definitive. And the more interaction a post of yours seem to cause on Facebook, the more you seem to be part of something special, and being that is the way to appear as if you are a real person in a virtual world.

In the virtual world of Facebook, the participants believe, that there are other persons than themselves ´there´. The belief is based on the assumption that what they read on the screen is written by somebody else although it may as well have been written by a robot. Read more about that here.  Besides, the eyes cannot read. They just transfer the info of the light hitting them to the brain, that translates it in accordance with its conditioning, which basis is that you are someone definitive in a world of like-minded ones. Read more about that here.

The man appearing in this pic with his daughter is hardly ´there´ anymore, but the daughter by his side wants to imagine him as a person in the world, the way he used to be, even though he himself may not remember that, or that it is his daughter by his side helping him to appear in the world.

The man appearing in this image with his daughter is hardly able to make it´there´, but the daughter by his side wants to imagine him as a person in the world in the way he used to be, as that person is the proof of her being someone. Her father though may not remember what he was like, or that it is his daughter by his side. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Only that which is not real needs to be imagined
Interaction is the name of the game if a virtual world is to be felt as if it is real. The interaction is facilitated by you imagining what other people think. Hence what they appear to be is an imagination of yours, and since what you believe to be is based on this imagination, any interaction between you and others is your own fantasy.

To pretend is a way to set yourself free from this imagination of interacting with others as if there is more than that which is one, because what and where you pretend to be you are not.

Pretending to take part in for example the world of Super Mario or Monopoly, even though you are not really there, can be quite entertaining. But to belief that you actually are there is imprisonment.

Pretending is freedom from the imagined
Freedom is to pretend, you are someone definitive in a world defined by time and space, even though that which is you is no different from the formlessness of that which is one and therefore cannot be in a world defined by time and space.

Doing so you are free from the need of joining with others in a special group of two or more – and so you are free to pretend to be someone who is with others in a special group of two or more or whatever seem to fit the person, you pretend to be.

What you appear to be is nothing but empty space, where you catch a glimpse of something from which you make up a story about a world defined by time and space, although this is not possible since that which is one is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to make up anything. Yet the constant repetition of imagining to be and have more than that which is one seems to create much more than one agreeing to this so that the collective belief in this seems to hide, what is not one is non-existing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
As the experience of something requires more than one and that which is you is no different from that which is one, it is the belief that you are someone definitive experiencing a world defined by time and space, that hides there is no more than that which is one. Hence you have to be totally emptied out in order to not block out that which is you.

Fortunately, this is already so, because what you appear to be is nothing but empty space. In other words, there is nothing about your appearance in a world defined by time and space that needs to be changed or transformed. On the contrary, because any changes enhance the belief that you are someone definitive – and it is this belief that seems to hide there never was or will be more than that which is one.

To be free from what you are not is to not be anything at all, because it takes more than one to be something, and there is no more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless.

Thus the undoing of this belief, that nobody has started is what seems to free you from what you have never been – just like within that belief system nobody causes a dream and nobody has ever been in it.

This is not about opening up or surrender to a higher power, because it takes more than one to be a higher power and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. For the same reason neither is there anybody who can open up or surrender – or accept this. So if it seems so, you just pretend to be someone experiencing this, because what you pretend to be, you are not.

What´s casting a shadow is not in the shadow.

That which is casting a shadow is not in the shadow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
A shadow only seems to have a life of its own due to light being blocked by something shaped in a similar way. In other words, the apparent existence of a shadow having a life of its own is an illusion. To see what is not an illusion, you must look for what the shadow reflects.

The same applies to the universe. It is a shadow – a hologram you could say. Regardless of how you experience yourself and the world that appears to be outside of you, it is make-believe.

Grasping this you are free to pretend to be any kind of person. Maybe you like to pretend to be a committed person, and so you do until you like to pretend to be a careless person or a person who loves everybody. Whatever you fancy you can pretend to be.

If you feel bad about something you seem to think, remember that thoughts are like shadows. They are not you.

By pretending to be somebody, you remain that which is you and therefore detached from what you pretend to be. A shadow is of course always attached to whatever is casting it, but that which is casting it is detached from the shadow because it is not in the shadow.

The world of shadows.

The world of shadows. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 4:
Would you make love to a shadow? Probably not, it is not real and you want the real thing.

What seems to be real in a world of duality does not give you the satisfaction you want – at least only temporarily and after much hard work.

Such a world can be compared to a shadow and a shadow cannot give you anything – not even dissatisfaction, so if that is how you seem to feel, it is an imagination. All that you seem to get from a shadow is imagined, so why not choose to imagine, that you get something satisfactory.

This is possible if your choices are within the limits of the shadow – just like when pretending to be someone in a game like Monopoly you can be happy with what you have within the limits of that game, and should you lose it nothing has really happened to you. So why not give it your best shot within the game of the shadow world? You have nothing to lose. It is not real, and when it is over that which is you is all the same.

In a world of duality you cannot know what is real. But you can know, that what you appear to be is not real – and knowing that, you are free to pretend what to be and enjoy the adventurous thoughts and feelings this person appears to have.

To spell it out, do not try to be spiritual. There is no spirituality in a shadow, only in that which is casting it, namely non-duality, so have fun pretending to be that you are not spiritual while appearing to be in a world of duality and instead taste the sweetness of pretending to be what you are not.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

Help, I Need Somebody

What you appear to be is a construction of thoughts, that if not being witness, does not appear to exist. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

What you appear to be is a construction of thoughts, that has to be witnessed by somebody as if it is someone definitive. The graphic is grabbed from Ello.

If you think, you are someone definitive in a world, where there seems to be more than one, you are bound to need help because you cannot appear as someone there without being witnessed. Being helped by somebody or offering support to somebody is a gesture that bears witness to the appearance of you as someone definitive in such a world.

According to an article – recently published in the journal ´Nature Communications´ – a team split a single photon in half and transmitted them to separated labs.

And so the team discovered, the divided particle did not only exists before it was observed, but that it never showed up in both of the labs at the same time. The particle that was not being witnessed by somebody ceased to exist.

Can I Get A Witness
Quantum Physics basically says, that the world only exists when you look at it. Therefore all appearance needs to be witnessed in order for them to appear as if they are there. The whole world is built upon this logic. Nothing in a court is true before it has been proved to be seen or heard by somebody. If something is not witnessed, it has not happened and therefore considered non-existing.

As the world according to science consist of nothing solid, the perception of it as tangible is something, that constantly needs to be acknowledged in order for it to appear as it is so.

As one plus one is two, it follows that two plus two is four and so on. But if one plus one is not two, the whole system falls apart. Likewise, if those appearing to witness your existence do not exist except in your imagination, then neither do you.

Groups only acknowledge those, who are adjusted to their group. If you do not follow the rule as of a group, you will be punished as a traitor. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A group only acknowledge those, who are adjusted to their group. If you do not follow the rules of a group, you will be punished as a traitor. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

This is why it is so important to socialize – whether it is in the mind, on social media or in the so-called real world – because in this way you confirm that there are others, whom in return seem to bear witness to you as someone real. It works the best if you are confirmed by a group – for example a country, a football team or a family – that you imagine to part of, because groups of us and them, makes you and your group appear to be stronger and more real. Your group claims to have the truth, and by judging what the other group have as false, your group becomes close-knit as the right one.

Most religious groups work like this, regardless they are old school or into more exotic ideas like mindfulness, coming from the heart and whatnot. The same mechanics works also for a football club, a fan club, a political party, a workplace, a twosome or any other kind of group gatherings. They all have – often unspoken – rules, that most try very hard to follow, as that makes feel part of something bigger. Those who object to the rules are punished so that the group has a scapegoat until the sinner has learned to adjust. In the courtroom, this is called justice.

The unenlightened tells you, that what you appear to be is very special and part of something greater, whereas the enlightened tells you, what you appear to be is nothing and you are not part of something, because there is no more than that which is one and it requires more than one to be part of something.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Wasn´t Born To Follow
Jesus denied following the demand of the group, who demanded him to withdraw, that he was the son of god and not of the world. But he did not help them to bear witness to a world defined by time and space. Instead, he kept comparing himself to something not to be identified by time and space. As that always is seen as treason to those who believe in a world to be identified by time and space, he was judged to be excluded by crucifixion.

Even though upholding the appearance of being someone definitive is very hard work and the price is suffering, most persons want to remain in the club of fellow believers and discard anything or anyone not bearing witness to the belief in being someone definitive.

Hanging on the cross he was not acknowledged anymore by his followers, and the one he seemed to follow himself also left him. He was totally on his own, which would have been unbearable for anybody believing to be someone definitive, but necessary for having this belief undone, as to have followers or follow someone requires more than one, and as that which is one is formless it is endless, there is no more than one. Hence there is fear of death or being alone.

The headlines in this articles are songs from the 60/70s:

Help by The Beatles
Can I Get A Witness by Marvin Gaye
Wasn´t Born To Follow by The Byrds
It makes no difference by The Band

It makes no difference
One who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one says, that what you believe to be – namely someone definitive – is an illusion, that seems to cover up the endlessness of that which is you. As this implies, what you appear to be is nothing, most prefer to be something, even though that seems to have an end. But the end has been softened with notions of heaven and reincarnation so that you can dream of being part of something greater where you forever will be someone special.

Alcoholics like to follow a cure for hangovers, provided that it does not involve eliminating the cause of it, namely the alcohol. Likewise, those believing to be someone definitive like to be cured for suffering, if it does not involve eliminating the cause of it, namely the belief that they are somebody definitive..

The enlightened is expelled for exposing the experience of you as someone special as a deception, and those saying you are someone special and part of something greater are worshipped for bearing witness to you as someone important.

Fortunately one who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one sees no difference between being expelled or worshipped, because both ways attempt to witness that a world where there seems to be more than one is real, and as there is no more than that which is one, there is nothing to witness.


NOTE: This is article is part of hack #1.1 The world is make-believe.