And how do you know that you can’t see the self for what it is? Can a non-existent self be seen?
No, can't see something that isn't there.
How do you want to see something that doesn’t exist?
I can't see something that isn't.
If I say to you that there is a living pink unicorn in your room, how do you know that it’s not true? How do you know that the pink unicorn in your room doesn’t exist?
I just look in the room.
Please examine your expectations very carefully. What is it exactly you are expecting to see?
Seeing thoughts as less sticky or true, thoughts will still happen, but just won't be seen as so important.
How do you expect to see the self for what it is?
By looking and just recognizing there was no self in the first place.
Are you saying that it isn’t seen that no matter where and how much you look, there is no self anywhere?
I can never find the self when I look.
Do you expect to BELIEVE that there is no self, or is it enough to see clearly that it's nothing else than a concept, an idea?
I assumed once the self was seen, the belief in the self would drop away although the so called self would still do what it does.
You say that ‘no self is not seen as truth’. – Then what is the truth?
Just direct experience.
Is the existence of a separate self a fact of reality, the truth?
No, when looking at direct experience it's just not there.
What other truth can be than either the existence of a self, or a non-existence of a separate self?
Just what's happening.
When a sensation is present, it’s here, it’s real, it’s happening, right?
Yes, it's the direct experience happening right now.
When there is a sound, then it’s real and it’s happening, isn’t?
And what about tastes and smells? When they are happening, they are undeniably there? Would you agree?
And what about colors and shapes? They are happening too, right?
Is there anything else that you can be sure that it’s real and it’s happening other than experience here right now, in this very moment?
No, the only thing that I can be sure of is right now. Everything else is imagined/thought up.
Is there anything else than experience?
Is the body the experiencer or the body IS experience?
The body is the experience.
Is there someone experiences the the body, or the body appears AS experience?
There is no one to experience the body, experiences are just happening.
Is there someone inside the head expereincing the world 'out there', or is the inside of the head IS the experience of plain sensations?
There's no one inside the head. The head is just like the body it is experience happening.
What is it that you can be absolutely sure of? What is it that you can be sure that IS other than experience?
The only thing I can be sure of is what's happening this very moment, everything else is in thought and imagination. The direct experience is all that I can be sure of.
What are the FACTS of reality?
This is happening. Just direct experience, sensations in the hands, sitting, seeing the screen. It's the only thing I can be seen as reality, everything else is just imagined.