You contradict yourself: At one point you've said there is no „I“ no separate entity, and here you've said that "one" can choose how he reacts...
Separate entity came with reactions, No reactions, no separate entity. Real life in the present moment = Observer = The "one" who sees pure life without reactions. There is no contradiction :)
Does one choose to breathe? To digest? To walk? Is it a choice if one like apples and don't like oranges? Please contemplate about this... :)
Breathe is just happening, digest is just happening. To walk where - on one hand walk is happening on other hand there is entity which guide the direction of walking!?!
Is it a choice to live or die?! It is a feeling. But who feels if there is no separate "I"?! Liking and disliking are conditioned attitude of the fragmented mind.
To contemplate with what, with broken and fragmented mind which uses past to explain now and future :) It can be felt but not explained. The answer is in the NOW!
Choices happen, but is there a separate chooser? Especially if there are big emotions like fear or panic it is clear for the most, that most choices happen out of these emotions. Sure one can train himself through meditation and mindfulness to gain equanimity, and then it would be maybe possible to stay calm and resilient in times of storm. But where did the choice for mindful training come from? If one lives in a place in the world where such information and topics are not public, how would he hear from it? Maybe he has an insight for his own, but where does this insight come from?
The chooser who use your body to lives in this dimension is separate or ......
Fear and panic can exists only in separate "I" entity. If freedom from ideas and history about yourselves is happening then who to fear and why. It there is an understanding that everything happening in life is in its perfect place and order why to fear from whatever! There is no need of training and meditations,
It is just a feeling in awareness. In this very present moment where is fear if there is no ideal of "me" who can be frightened!?
Insight is coming from the awareness of the present.
How would this be possible? If it was so, would not everybody choose nice thoughts and circumstances?
Conditioning of the one begins from childhood. Until one is in conditioned mind he will be attracted to many things which cannot keep forever, where suffer begins with its thoughts and circumstances - so no freedom.
Which makes thoughts and circumstances "nice" - conditioned mind of course, so this is also trap. If there is only thoughts describing facts and circumstances, then the state is unconditioned and nor suffer nether pain will arise.
Also is this perspective a little bit dangerous. It could easily lead to judgments that one whose circumstances are not very well and don't feel very well is his own fault...
It's not a judgment but a pure, real fact! As I mentioned there is no good or bad circumstances, there are only circumstances. If conditioned mind starts to describe with its parasite thoughts this is good, this is bad, then he is putting himself in this situation. If mental description is missing, there is no suffer.
Everybody is conditioned, otherwise, it would be not possible to navigate through the world. Some can see through the conditionings, others not. But this is also not a choice by free will, it's also what is happening on its own.
At the beginning everybody are conditioned for sure (like, dislike, good, bad, beautiful, ugly). You can navigate through the world using facts (not idea of the facts) and this is unconditioned movement (no like, no dislike, no good, no bad - just thing like they are) - freedom from the know :) and this is not happening by its own. If one wants to live as parasite in ignorance and oblivious, them there is no "free will" but new religion called - "NEW AGE".
Seeing through the illusion means to see that there is no separate entity which has free will. No matter if you give this illusory entity the label „I“ or „observer“...
See comment above ...
There is a big big difference between "I" and the "observer"!
This is more like magical thinking and belief, and has nothing to do with nonduality and the direct pointing which LU is doing...
There is no magic neither belief, nor philosophy but pure experience without past. No duality here for sure. It can be felt only.
Direct pointing is using mind to point something in mind correct? Or?
Please don't understand me wrong. You seem to be happy and calm, and it looks as if you've found your peace and your search is over. This is very great. I am sure there are many people out there whom you could help with your philosophy. But if you wish to become a guide at LU, then we have to work through all illusions and belief systems, no matter how uncomfortable this would be. For this, you have to be willing to look always fresh with your senses and your own experience and do not recall on things you've learned or experienced in the past...
I understand you quite well. There is nothing uncomfortable at all. I'm just trying to understand idea of LU.
Could you please tell me according to you what is my believe system and my illusions?
Arm is lifting and this is happening. No need of description. No need of one to describe it.
This is a misunderstanding: Not „description“ but „decision“ which means choice... :)
No, no, I meant what I meant
There is no need of something to describe that arm is lifting (then past is describing something). Here we are Not speaking for decision but for mind description.
So you would say, the observer is the separate entity, separate from life, a broken piece of the whole, and he has free will to lift the arm? What of this observer can you see-hear-feel?
No, quite opposite. He is the entity of the life, the whole, pure consciousness. He is the LIFTING of the arm. Seeing, hearing, feeling are emerging from/in "him"!
I like to be careful with statements like this is so and so. The truth that is spoken cannot be the truth... Do you know what I mean? What can be known for sure? What can we say with absolute security? Observer, true nature is just words like many others... There is just experiencing happening - absolutely mysterious...
Using word to describe something that cannot be described. Yes, the truth cannot be described because it will became a religion. Yes, nothing can be know for sure. Yes, cannot say anything with absolute security. But this what I wrote is not a statement, nor knowledge but pure feeling!!!
Experiencing happening but who is the experiencer?
"I'm lifting the right arm" is just a description of what is happening. Is there any need of this description?! NO!
The same as above: Not „description“ but decision/choice...
Already explained above.
But who knows/sees that arm is lifting - the observer - the entity who sees thoughts and perceive life without descriptions.
Entity means separate being... Would it be possible that there is separation?
How do you know that there is an observer? Have you ever seen-heard-felt it?
No separation and for sure not separate being. Separation comes when there is description of the mind,
You don't know, it can be only felt with direct seeing. As already said, seeing, hearing, feeling are emerging from/in "him". It can only be felt as pure consciousness.
I don't know if this is a language issue, but if you are willing to look and to see through all illusions, we have to do some experiments, for whom you would always have to look brand new and curious, like a scientist who doesn't know what comes out of it. But you should be aware that this could upset your belief system. This is not about states like peace, equanimity or anything else, it is about "what is really here now"... :)
Ready for experiment :)
"What is really here now" - we are speaking about this all this time :)