Haha, what a nice exercise! Let me post the lists as blocks of text, otherwise it would be too long (I didn't use pen and paper):
I am seeing my hands on the keyboard. I am sitting on a chair. I am tasting the taste of a drink in my mouth. I am seeing a tree outside. I am thinking about the correct wording. I am feeling my butt on the chair. I am drinking. I am tasting chocolate flavored drink. I am taking a deep breath. I am thinking about what time it is. I am seeing the time on the screen. I am feeling my forearms pressing on the table. I am swallowing. I am rotating my torso to strech my back. I am feeling my belly touching the t-shirt. I am hearing the sound of air going in and out of my nose. I am swallowing. I am feeling my cold feet. I am exhaling. I am remembering to pay attention to tensions or relaxation. I am checking the sample list if the words I use are ok. I am thinking there’s only a minute left. I am scratching my forehead. I am listening to the sound of the scratching. I am moving one of my legs onto the chair. I am thinking about wanting the exercise to be over. I am touching my teeth with my tongue.
typing on the keyboard seeing a glass breathing feeling cold fingers typing on the keyboard thinking looking at a pen looking outside the window smiling thinking looking at the fridge looking at the words on the screen chuckling feeling cold fingers smiling hearing the clock ticking focusing on the sound of the clock seeing the cellphone turning the head looking outside the window hearing the fridge starting to buzz seeing the dishes inhaling thinking smiling waiting scratching a cheek straightening the back looking at left hand looking at the veins looking on the floor feeling relaxed smiling exhaling hearing the sound of the fridge trying to hear the sound of the clock looking at the plants thinking looking at the sky smiling looking at the plants seeing chairs seeing paper seeing a card thinking exhaling checking the time moving hands typing words smiling laughing looking at the clock seeing a glass feeling the forearms on the table breathing relaxing the face thinking getting bored moving eyes moving eyes closing eyes seeing dark feeling cold fingers licking lips breathing thinking
1. Is one truer than the other, and If so, which one?
I'm not sure about the word "truer", but let me say that the second part felt closer to reality, more immediate, dumb... so yes, the second part was truer when it was typed. When I looked at the two texts afterwards, the first one seemed "truer", since it gave some information about the subject. Then again it started to look ridiculous. Now the second seems truer.
2. What is here without labels?
What is. Or we can label it "experience".
3. Do labels affect the experience or just describe it?
I don't know.
Well, they definitely don't affect the one being experienced. I guess that's what the question was about. Just as the name doesn't affect the mountain, the label doesn't do anything to the experience. It points to it.
4. Did you notice any differences in the body?
I'm not able to give the locations precisely, I didn't pay much attention to that, but: althought I was relaxed during the first part, there was what felt as less tension during the second; there was something very lightly tingly or tickly soon after the beginning of the second part in my torso, there were tensions in my face as I smiled, and then again relaxation of the face when I stopped smiling; towards the end of the second part, when I closed my eyes and was waiting for another sensation or thought, there was nothing - it can't be described as a bodily sensation, but seems like appropriate to note here.
I felt light and giggly after the end of the exercise, then when I was giving the answers, there was more tension again. I'm gonna experiment with the "no I" some more, seems like a good direction. I mean..
there was feeling of low tension and gigglines after the end of the exercise; then when the answers were being given, there was more tension again. more experimentation is imagined to take place with the "no I", seems like a good direction.
(I'm trained in gestalt psychotherapy so I'm used to appropriate actions, feelings and utterances to myself, as opposed to saying e.g. "one always wants to belong...", so abandoning this perspective and getting impersonal seems like betraying some principles; now when described like this, it seems right and fun.)
Thank you, I'm looking forward to next pointing.