No, I see that the visual thought is not real. I have also learned that there is no way to go inside the thought or its contents.Inside the visual thought? Do you believe that the content or the inside of a visual thought is real?
Imagining a spoon and a temporary sensation of I are actually the same. Both are not actually there. I have imagined different contents, but the reality of both is the same.Do you remember the spoon exercise? What is the difference between imagining a spoon and imagining a ‘temporary sensation of I’?
I have now seen that the content of the imagination does not have any reality. I did not realise that this also means that the content doesn't matter. It seems obvious when I read it now.Does the content of the imaginations matters? Does the content has ANY reality?
Yes!Do you see that no matter what the content of a visual thought is, it’s never ever real? Since it’s always stays in the realm of imagination, fiction, and not reality?
I still notice myself annoyed at the movies. I find myself looking to stay with the sensations instead. That feels like the connection, while the movies / amnesia feel like disconnection. When I forget they are not real.Disconnect? What kind of connection are you after?
I see. So it is a fruitless task to look at contents, and constantly try to improve.Let’s look at what happens here. Going to the content, is just dreaming about self-improvement. Improving a self that does not exists!
YesCan you see that NONE of the contents are EVER actually HAPPENING?
Also yes!Do you see that no matter what a thought is about, it’s NEVER EVER a reality?
Agreed: it does not make sense to fix a fantasy. It just wastes energy.Why would you want to fix a fantasy?
"The reality of these thoughts": this is what irritates me when I look. I notice I keep trying to see the reality of the contents of these thoughts, and then discover I cannot. I am understanding it is better to look at the reality of the thought itself, rather than the content.Why not concentrating on seeing the reality of these thoughts, that these are just imaginations, just fiction and not reality?
I also notice in the past few days that I often start to label thoughts. For example, "that's imagination". "That's not real". It satisfies me and makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere, to the bottom of it. It also worries me, as if I'm just wasting my time to make myself feel better.
True. I have never tried to fix a character in a dream, as I know it is not real.When you wake up from a night-time dream, do you try to fix the character in the dream? No? Why not? Because you know that the dream wasn’t really, that it didn’t happen in reality, it just was an imagination?
I have never considered my daytime life as a dream. I always saw my nighttime dreams as different than my daytime dreams.So what about our daytime dreams? Have you noticed that we are dreaming with open eyes?
I cannot say that the daytime dream is more real than the nighttime dream. Some justifications or explanations come up, but I see those are are imaginations too.Is this daytime dream story ever more real than a night-time dream?
I don't see any reason why this time daytime dream needs more attention or consideration than a nighttime dream. Again I notice explanations coming up. I want to reflect on this more.Does this daytime dream need more attention and consideration than a night-time dream?
Yes, my concept of a temporary sensation of an I is part of that daytime dream.The concept of a "temporary sensation of an I" seems to attract me.
Do you see that the above comment is the part of a daytime dream? That ‘the concept of a temporary sensation of an I seems to attract me, is ALREADY THE DREAM?