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by Glider
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, I am immensely grateful for your guidance and support over the last few weeks. Alas, I seem to have reached the end of the road (for now) as I keep bumping against the same stubborn beliefs / thought patterns. I'm not a lost cause, but I'm just not ready yet for seeing this. I thought I w...
by Glider
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, But if you don’t do anything to think, then how do you know that it’s your doing at all? How can you say that I can’t not think, if you don’t do it at all? Do you see that you take on the assumption of being a thinker regardless of seeing that you are not doing it? Yes, I see what you are...
by Glider
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Look at the display before you. Colours and shapes are there. They are happening. But what do you do in order to see? Seeing is completely automatic. I can't NOT see. Even with my eyes closed, there is still seeing - colours / light and shade. Almost all visual sensation is labelled immed...
by Glider
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Somedays it feels like I am making progress; other days it feels like I'm stuck. Feel a bit stuck today. When you are talking about language thoughts and non-language thoughts, you are talking about verbal thoughts vs visual thought (mental images), right? Yes, except I am aware of many d...
by Glider
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Does it seem like that you are the thinker, or that you are just experiencing them but not thinking them, not making them to appear? I spent a lot of time on this today. I noticed that many thoughts actually arise as experience - not an active process. But something strange happens when t...
by Glider
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, I spent a lot of time on this today. I also had quite a busy day and my job involves a lot of mind-work, so the focus came and went. So let’s look into this. Please spend a whole day on looking at this. Not just when sitting and doing nothing else, but in the midst of your everyday life. ...
by Glider
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Yes I have had a general anaesthetic in the past. It's true that there was no discontinuity in perceived time, or in awareness. There was awareness one moment, then awareness the next moment. With no break. Yet in between there was an operation! The depressed thought pattern which arises ...
by Glider
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi...some more notes from my observations today: This focusing-of-attention-thing is simply always "on". So, naming it is pointless. It is simply a descriptive term for noticing a thought. And noticing is a property of thought, so it is all one thing - just thought..or sensation. I also noticed that...
by Glider
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Yes this is becoming a bit more clear now. I have been coming uobwithbwirds and concepts to identify different aspects or facets of the same thing. How can attention have a focus? What is outside of attention's focus!?? So it is not the focus of attention, it is just attention. And then n...
by Glider
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Is there anything noticing this? Is there anything doing the noticing? Is there a noticer at all? I spent most of the day looking at this. Is there a noticer / is there anything doing the noticing? As before, I noticed (!) that thoughts are attached to the self / labelled as "self" or ref...
by Glider
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, Notice, that focus of attention is constantly moving. Watch closely. Yes - agree!! I did quite a bit of watching / looking at this today. Is there something moving attention or is it going to the next thing automatically? It is automatic. It may be random - certainly not predictable and c...
by Glider
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

More noticings:

Attention is ALWAYS focused on something, be it a thought or a feeling it a sensation. And it is ALWAYS moving. Even when I am dreaming in sleep.
Sleep is rushing in now. I can't stay awake.
I'll write again tomorrow.
C
by Glider
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Hi Vivien, What is the difference between a happening and a doing A happening is passive; it occurs without control or direction. But it is dependent on everything it is connected to. All is interdependent. A doing is active; it is under control, some sort of volition from a source of some kind. Wha...
by Glider
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

Update: Every sensation is a change. There is a realisation that all of reality is constantly changing: colours, sounds, movements, temperature. And all is interdependent. This must he what some people call flow. Looking for the separate self in all of this change. There is a sense of something cons...
by Glider
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: From understanding to experiencing
Replies: 89
Views: 1106

Re: From understanding to experiencing

First observations from a fresh attempt to do this properly: Raw sensations are immediately attached to thought. Or they are labelled: label seems to be the best word. Language fails here. The labelling cannot be stopped. I open my eyes and a tree is seen. It is recognised as "tree" in the same inst...

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