I appreciate you taking the time to guide me! Thank you!
It can sometimes seem that someone is outraged. Or that a real me is suffering or trying to avoid unpleasant sensations. If any of these experiences ring a bell, look for the 'real self' that 'experiences' them.
It's funny that you mentioned this, as I just started to look into this yesterday before you mentioned it. But I was doing it in a forceful way, trying really hard to find the one who was suffering, struggling, feeling uncomfortable, etc. I'll try to relax more and just notice.
When I try to find the one that suffers, I've noticed a significant reduction in the intensity of negative emotions that usually get triggered in certain situations. I think this is the biggest thing I've gained from the inquiry so far. Quite amazing!
In the past if I did this I would probably have thoughts like "I'm not facing my problems", "I'm just distracting myself" or even "I'm trying to escape into the present"!
Again, it is about noticing, noticing the noticing.
Could you explain a bit more about noticing the noticing? How does this relate to seeing no-self? Am I trying to find the noticer?