It will be useful on an ongoing basis to work with and inquire into thoughts as they arise, to not take them at face value and ask , whatever their content, are they ever anything more than thoughts? You can use the approach I set out earlier:Yes. That's accurate. Thoughts continue to be egocentric even though it's been recognised that in reality there is no I.
'I' cannot be found in AE as you have seen, but thought continues to reference ‘I’ AS IF it existed. How will you square this circle yourself?
Go back to the sentence. Is there a self that you can find in AE that is watching. Be really clear. Can you find an ‘I’. Then when you’re absolutely clear go back to the question ‘I still dont know who exactly is watching’ and answer it in your own words. Repeat the thought question ‘I still dont know who exactly is watching’ and answer it again. Keep answering the same question until its absolutely clear - that the question is a thought and the answer is in AE. Thoughts like this will continue to arise, but it is a thought and the truth is in the seeing not the thinking or thought question.
OK.That sounds clear. If a thought arises that says, 'hang on a minute, who is choosing what to do then', you know what to do :)Seeing cannot be turned off. There is no chooser seen to choose anything.
As there is only awareness and it can't be chosen or not chosen there is nothing else to choose.
Let's check this out together:
Looking is a nice simple thing - there is no need to over-complicate it.
Just look now...a thought can be found, but can a thinker of thought be found?
Can an “I” be found in thought itself?
Sound can be found, but can a hearer of sounds be found?
Can an “I” be found in sound itself?
Colour can be found, but can a see-er of colour be found?
Can an “I” be found in colour itself?
Sensation can be found, but can a feeler of sensation be found?
Can an “I” be found in sensation itself?
Smell can be found, but can a smeller of smell be found?
Can an “I” be found in smell itself?
Taste can be found, but can a taster of taste be found?
Can an “I” be found in taste itself?
Experience can be found, but can an experiencer of experience be found?
It's as simple as that. Just look and see what is actually present - and what is only imaginary.