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by Nessie
Tue May 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Can a doer, or chooser, really be found? In direct experience, things are being done and choices are being made. When no attempt is made to look for a doer or chooser, there is no doer or chooser to be found. But as soon as there is a search to find a doer or chooser, there is an exit fr...
by Nessie
Thu May 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Is it a 'self' or, as ever, just more thought trundling on?...... I can see that it’s thoughts right up until before the feeling of choosing. The different ways of choosing are thoughts that are presented to me, then there is either and acceptance or rejection. These don’t feel like thou...
by Nessie
Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Can you describe to me what happened in detail please? Looking at the drinks, the following thoughts occurred. ‘How do I choose?’ ‘I need a strategy!’ ‘Do I like one more than the other?’ ‘No’ ‘Is there an advantage to drinking one and not the other?’ ‘No’ A short time passes without tho...
by Nessie
Tue May 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Not really. My day to day experience has changed somewhat, due to constantly interrupting thought by investigating it and therefore moods and emotions don’t seem to last as long. However, there remains a self experiencing itself as a separate individual self. Intellectually, I can see th...
by Nessie
Sun May 17, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael,
Can you see that Nessie is a thought created character?
Yes.

Regards,
Nessie
by Nessie
Sat May 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What are you investigating right now? Investigating to see who or what identifies with thoughts when they occur. Having some difficulty doing this, because as soon as the identification occurs the impartial observation stops and only when there is a return to the now present moment (when...
by Nessie
Thu May 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What I meant was that all that is known is part of the knowingness (inside, is known by). When you asked the question Is there anything there / present apart from knowingness? I went and tried to see outside the knowingness to see if there is anything there, how else do I see if it is a ...
by Nessie
Tue May 12, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael,
Is there anything there / present apart from knowingness?
No. It’s all inside or a part of the knowingness.

Regards,
Nessie
by Nessie
Sat May 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What do you notice are the main components, or building blocks, of the Nessie illusion? That could be answered in quite a conceptual way (a bit like some of my responses to you above!...) but I really mean: What have you seen, or are seeing for yourself, in your own experience, that crea...
by Nessie
Thu May 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, For example you seem to realise quite clearly that there is only now, therefore what are thoughts about the past and future? Meaningless rubbish perhaps? They are certainly not the truth, at best a distorted version of whatever is being thought about. Since starting our conversation, I’v...
by Nessie
Wed May 06, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Not sure I inderstand your answer so I think it is conceptual? Yes, conceptualization after the fact. So, is there anything other than 'I' thoughts creating the Nessie narrative? Can’t tell, how can I see? Do you cease to be or to function when you have periods free of self-referrential ...
by Nessie
Tue May 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Can an 'I' be found that generates thoughts? No. Does the thinker of the thought appear in experience? Can it be found? No. Could it be that the 'I' that thinks is also just a thought? It’s a thought that occurs when one tries to make sense of one’s experience. Is there an 'I' that contr...
by Nessie
Sun May 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, What inspired you to add the term consciousness? You didn't find an entity called consciousness did you? Why add it? Just because you think it must be there........ No I didn’t find it, but I know that I am. Perhaps like you say, it is because I think it must be there, but If there is no...
by Nessie
Fri May 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Where do thoughts come from? I am unable to say. They seem to appear from nowhere as I only become aware of them when they enter consciousness. Where are they going? Nowhere. The appear in consciousness and then they disappear from consciousness (that is if they don’t stick to consciousn...
by Nessie
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: I need help
Replies: 124
Views: 7716

Re: I need help

Hi Michael, Yow do you feel realising seeing this. You have just described experiencing but without a self? Has this sunk in. The same. I don’t think it has. How are you feeling compared with at the start of your inquiry? Less hopeful, and little disappointed... that there wasn’t a shift in everyday...

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