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by AndrewS
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, Hope as is well. I'm just writing to say, there is nothing to really write about which is why I haven't. Just looking, which seems to be more focused, and witnessing which doesn't seem to be getting any easier. Not finding much in the way of self other than sensations and thoughts, there ...
by AndrewS
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, So for the following days your only task is to watch thoughts from a distance. Just to notice them as they come and go. Don’t do anything with them. Don’t try to cling to them or push them away. Just silently watch them. Notice as many thoughts as possible in your daily life. Let me know ...
by AndrewS
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien,

Yes, I'm in!

Thank you for your guidance as always. I'll report back in a few days.

~Andrew
by AndrewS
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, In the past you said things like: “I am the mind”. Is this still how you perceive yourself to be? Are you the mind? No. That one just fell away once it was looked at. It’s strange now looking and seeing it clearly doesn't point to anything. How and what do you perceive yourself to be exac...
by AndrewS
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, Sorry, I've been out of town (and internet range for the past few days). When you say “I can see the body” – then what is this I that is seeing the body? Oh, I see. Nothing is. Where is the seer? Nowhere. There are feelings/sensations that are pointed to. But no seer. Is there a seer at a...
by AndrewS
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, A: So, there is a belief in a mind. B: This mind is believed to be in the head. C: There are sensations in the head. D: and because of A and B, the sensations are believed to be the proof of the mind in a head. Can you see this? Yes. Please investigate this assumption of a mind being in o...
by AndrewS
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, You are IMAGINING that there is such thing as a mind, and this fictional mind is talking and saying that “I am the mind”. Oh, I see. Thank you. There's really nothing here, but because I believe the idea. I keep trying to find things to support the belief. A: No specific shape. Size is so...
by AndrewS
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, If there is some way to kick me through the gate, or a cliff to jump off, I'm ready to do that. There is a way, but you have to do it. And that is that you put aside all thinking about this topic, and you only focus what is present here now, in this very moment. I'll do my best. If you cu...
by AndrewS
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, Thank you as always. For some reason, I'm feeling more driven at the moment, so I hope that helps. A: No, just whenever the question was asked, the voice couldn't be heard. There was just silence/space. V: And what or who is hearing the voice? Just awareness. Which appears mainly centered...
by AndrewS
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, So there are feelings + the body? Good point. There are feelings. Is there anything else to the body than feelings / sensations? Not in direct experience. How could a sensation (labelled ‘body’) FEEL another sensation (labelled ‘feelings’)? It can't. There are just feelings in a common sp...
by AndrewS
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, We often say ‘MY body’ or ‘MY feelings’– so what is it that owns the feelings? "Here" does, the body. And how do you know that the feeling is owned? It's the body's feeling. It moves with the body. What is it that claims ‘MY feeling’? Thoughts do. You have clothes, right? But what is owni...
by AndrewS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, V: When you look, you cannot find the feeler, but since you believe that there must be a subject, a feeler, you are making a convoluted explanation that the sensation is felt where they are felt. But a sensation is NOT felt. Since in order to feel a sensation, there has to be a feeler. It...
by AndrewS
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, All words are symbols. All symbols are conceptual. They are not reality. Reality is what actually is, regardless of the absence or the presence of any symbol / word. Is this clear that reality is what is still exists after we stopped thinking about it? Yes. The body is a body, not a perso...
by AndrewS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, All my answers seem to come from thinking. If you write from thinking, then you give the false impression that you can see something while you can’t. That was in reference to a specific question. Not every question. I should have been clearer, sorry. You have to be totally honest with you...
by AndrewS
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Ready to Go
Replies: 217
Views: 13997

Re: Ready to Go

Hi Vivien, No, I don’t expect that. By “trigger” I meant the things in the environment that trigger thoughts: sounds, sights, smells, other thoughts, etc. Rather than thoughts triggering emotions. Though that happens too. And is that a problem? No. No problem. Are things in the environment like a so...

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