I love that Rumi guest house poem! Thank you!
You enquire as to labelling....
On a body mind level labelling seems correct, pain is pain, hot is hot cold is cold, a felt discomfort in the body, a sensation but in another way it’s aliveness of energy, don’t know why it appears as this or that.1- Is it sometimes correct? When is it correct? Can you give me an example?
These ideas are just for language, they are not the aliveness itself2-Can these ideas represent reality?
I guess not2a-If they cannot express or capture reality, are they useful for managing reality?
On a body mind level it feels like pain dominates limiting activity, but really there is no one to dominate, there’s just pain.[3- Is there anyone there to be dominated? If not, what is feeling and responding to the dominance of these thoughts
The body sensation is the pain and the mind responds offering to help!
It comes from the mind, feeling the body is unwell and dominated by pain.4-From where does the notion of being dominated come?
Pain is pain but suffering seems to be the story attached to pain seems to be the dominated idea.
The sensation of pain, feels like it dominates, when I look at the Rumi poem, I see that heavy stuff is not as welcome as light stuff, and he says this human house welcomes all.
Being dominated then is the none acceptance of pain heaviness discomfort ect
That’s as far as I’ve got!
Thanks again Dion 😊