Thank you, Michael!
Where or what is the self that lifts objects?
Is a self required to lift the glass?
I couldn't identify where the self is. I actually don't even know what it is; what I'm looking for exactly.
So I can't answer ’if a self is required to lift an object.’ But I believe that a person alive, like me, seems to be required. Don't know if the semantics will call that thing a self.
Is there something/someone to be found in your experience making decisions, choosing, controlling?
Even though I didn't find a separate gnome piloting it, it appears that the self (whatever it is) is deciding without me (the conscious me). It seemed like it did the calculations and choose what to do.
Put your hand in front of you, watch closely like a hawk, and make the hand lift up and then down. How did "you" do it? Did you know when the hand would go up, and when it would go down?
No. I have no idea how to do it. It felt like turning on a microwave. I, the one I feel like me, just tell the command and something does its thing and lift the arm or heat up the food.
We are not looking for a 'sense' of 'I', - in general that will persist for some while.
We are looking for the assumed ME, the gnome at the steering wheel that we think is in control of the journey.
Let's check for a driver!
Yes. I believe I'm definitely not the driver. There is someone or something deciding which of the two stones to lift. And running my days. Choosing which items of my to-do list to accomplish and what to ignore.
But I do fill that although I'm not in the driver seat, I'm still a self riding on the cockpit, choosing ’some’ of the actions (it felt like it was me writing the to-do list), and it felt like I decided to perform the arm exercise - event though I don't know the details of the muscles inner works.
Can you describe to me what happened in detail please? If the glasses are side by side, each as easy to reach as the other
A 'choice' is made.
Or is it?
Who makes it?
A choice was made. But I wasn't ’in the room where the decision was made.
I felt like I saw the ‘decision’, and tried to figure out why.
I believe that ‘who’ made was probably the one who is deciding to beat my heart and making the muscle calculations to lift an arm. Not me. I don't know how it did it.
It seems to me that it did right before I'm aware.
So there is still an I, a gnome. His just piloting a ship that has a lot of the commands on auto-pilot. And, even when I decide to do something, I just input the command and the ship does it thing.
Thank you, Michael.
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