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by Mike1001
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien Again sorry its taken a while to get back to you - I've been looking and working at it:) But I have a belief that something can. When I look now its the body and the emotional state and the future that I believe can be threatened. Emotional state can be threatened? Are you sure? looking no...
by Mike1001
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien Really sorry about the delay in getting back to you again. V: Is this I-thought you are talking about a some kind of entity that can be activated? M: No you're right he thought/assumption is always there - but sometimes seems to become stronger when it is threatened But how can a thought o...
by Mike1001
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien When I look at the voice for example I can see that it can't be me. It stops and I am still here. So it can't be me. Exactly. And you have to see this also repeatedly lots of times in order to really sink in. This sparks off physical contractions and yes it is now the I thought is activate...
by Mike1001
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien It doesnt belong to anything - it is a thought. I am worrying about the future. Yes it happens now. No it doesn't belong to anything it is just there: I am worrying. But what is this I in this very moment that worries? right now I am sitting in a cafe - there are intermittent worrying thou...
by Mike1001
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien V: Can you ever not be here? M: No I’m always here - there’s always knowing except? during sleep But during deep sleep there is no you at all. There is no Mike at all in deep sleep. Since the illusion of me/Mike is simply not being fabricated, just as there is no experience of the world ei...
by Mike1001
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien Sorry about the delay in replying Can you ever not be here? No I’m always here - there’s always knowing except? during sleep Can you ever leave this moment? No - attention can be diverted to thoughts instead of reality but I don’t leave this moment If you say, then where do you go? No wher...
by Mike1001
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien You did a nice looking :) As I look I can see that the sensations themselves are not me - but there is a belief I think that I am coming through them. You are coming through a sensation? How would that be possible? Do you see that this is just an idea and not reality? Lying here now there ...
by Mike1001
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien The thing is that a non-existing fictional character cannot be found in reality. So how can we discover that there is no actual self? By NOTICING what is HERE NOW. So notice what is presently here. Notice all the sounds that are here. Sensations are also here. Notice the colors and shapes....
by Mike1001
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien

Just thought I’d get back to you and see where to go from here.

I feel like going back to focusing on asking where is the I and who is doing this thought is maybe the way to go.

It helps a lot to have you prompting me though 😊

Thanks again
Mike
by Mike1001
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien I enjoyed talking to you today :) Thanks for your help. I thoughts I'd just try and summarize the main things we looked at just to make sure I've understood you :) First thing - Thoughts are not reality. Reality is what can be sensed - what can be seen, heard, felt, smelt and tasted. Thoug...
by Mike1001
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien So there are some felt sensations, tightness and contraction. But these are just sensations. Just check, if you ignore all thoughts, do these unpleasant contracted sensations communicate anything? Do these sensation say or suggest in any way that “hey, I’m the sense of being driven”? Or on...
by Mike1001
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien So just keep noticing how often you are lost in watching these internal movies and taking them seriously. And how can you know that you’ve taken a movie or a thought seriously? By the unpleasant sensations and emotions that arise. In that case often :) Thoughts about work, worries about fu...
by Mike1001
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien let’s put aside any notion of control for now, and just focus on thoughts. Seeing thoughts for what they are is essential. So I’m going to give you only one exercise. Just sit and do nothing, except watch as thoughts come and go. Your only job is just to notice both visual and verbal thoug...
by Mike1001
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien thanks for the pm :) I'll message you back. 1 There is a belief that I am the thinker (as you said before). If I sit now and I can see thoughts come up by themselves and I don't know how I think them or how decisions are made. But if you were the thinker of thoughts, it should be very clea...
by Mike1001
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Guidance for deep looking
Replies: 156
Views: 8519

Re: Guidance for deep looking

Hi Vivien Sorry its been a few days since replying - still looking :) I think there are a couple of beliefs that are blocking me. 1 There is a belief that I am the thinker (as you said before). If I sit now and I can see thoughts come up by themselves and I don't know how I think them or how decisio...

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