I couldn´t write yesterday as the site was down.
Yeah, we're back up now. Just write when you want to write.
I´ve been looking at this, concentrating on the ....this IS A PERCEPTION.... part especially.
I´m finding this useful, thank you John.
Cool. It's interesting because perceptions present in a range of ways and intensities, some are quite strong and hang around, most are barely noticed and slide in and away.
Which is why the more obvious perceptions are useful, typically, our perception of ourselves, or to put another way: how do I see myself? Or do I like myself?
We tend to have a regular perception of ourselves but in the past we only had eyes for the content and got hooked to that, judging it, changing it etc, etc.
So let's say we bring up how we see ourselves, maybe our relationship to ourselves (I know it's odd on a forum about 'no self etc but go with it :D )
And we notice this perception as it shows up in our experience. Now often, we just know the perception is here, and we know the content, but it's hard to pin down how we know we know, but right now, that doesn't matter. We want to know our perception of ourselves is here - we feel it, we know the content, it's held for us to examine.
Then we go, ok, but isn't this a perception?
Now, this can ROCK THE WHOLE BOAT - cos' there's this ocean of content we're supposed to swim in. And now, we have shifted focus, not interested in the content for now, just in the delivery system, the medium through which 'content' arrives.
We start to notice that we see the world and ourselves as PERCEPTIONS.
And we make no judgements about that, but we notice it, sit with it, take it inside as much as we dare.
Just share when you're ready.