I’m looking via the introductory body exercise
What is the ACTUAL experience of the body?
Look very carefully, especially with the last question.
Take your time, don’t rush. You can look several times during the day while doing other things (like washing hands, showering, having a short break from work, walking, etc) before replying.
So, I’m learning to relax with this, not over think and not to have expectations. The actual experience of the body is
just that, just experience or just being . Sensations in awareness (only thought ‘locates’ it) Walking down the street- no doer, just experience of walking, people, sounds etc. Spaciousness. Eating an apple in the library - just that . No self just AE. Self comes in as a thought and brings in a tightness , this can be noticed /recognised in awareness though (at times).
It gets easier to abide in just being. To relax and be spacious. But who or what is asking ‘is there a self?’ Sometimes I get caught up in this- a certain circularity. But at times, it’s noticed as just Thought. No self is ‘felt’, rather than rationalised