Thank you for these questions that allow me to clarify what’s going on for me … sorry it took me some time to get back.
The I that identifies with Mark is awareness.What is the I that identifies with Mark?
Is mark perceiver of sensations?
Is mark in charge of what sensations show up?
And what is that says “my character”
What is the difference between my character and not mine? Is mum your character or someone else owns it?
Mark isn’t the perceiver of sensations, it’s awareness. Neither Mark nor awareness are in charge of what sensations show up, they just show up.
It’s thought that says “my character”, awareness sees no difference between my character and not mine (ex. mum) … because none of the characters really exist, they’re just manifestations in awareness. But from Mark’s perspective “mum” is someone else’s character.
The story is created by thought … impersonal awareness becoming personal, and Mark is the character in the movie/drawing that thought has created and gives the illusion that he is an independent entity. In reality it is awareness that gives life to the character Mark.See how this cartoon is created? A character mark (in the movie) is experiencing searching for himself. And is identifying with this contour 2d drawing. But is it that drawing that creates the cartoon? Or the drawing is created (and not by mark)
What is creating the story?
All of this is clearer to me while I've been searching how to answer you ... and opens up for me the wish to explore these questions more deeply in my experience.