So sorry. Yes, more detail.
Yes you’re right. I don’t feel ‘me’ with any of my senses; it’s simply a thought. I think this what I meant but misspoke; it’s like when you say you did something because it ‘felt right’, when it would be more accurate to say you ‘thought it was right’. But too much thinking here, probably.What is a feeling exactly? Isn’t a feeling a bodily sensation?
Or if there is no bodily sensation with the ‘feeling you are talking about’, then is that REALLY a feeling, or rather just a thought?
So when I watch my thoughts, I see them arising on their own; there is no ‘I’ creating them. And when I look for what is looking at the thoughts, there is nothing. No revelations here yet but I’ll keep looking.
I see the difference clearly, but find it hard to stop thinking about it. Like you say, the thoughts keep coming up, like weeds; it’s so automatic, I can’t just experience something without labelling it. But when I ignore these thoughts, the experience comes more into focus. I could go into detail about the taste, temperature, texture etc. but I feel as though this would be thinking/labelling again.is it possible to look at the coffee without thinking “this is a coffee, and I’m going to drink it”? Is it possible to EXPERIENCE it only by looking at it and SEEING it without thinking about it?
And when you take a sip, is it possible to just FEEL the warmth of it, without analysing and thinking why it’s warm, and how long will it stay warm?
And is it possible just to experience the TASTE of it, without analysing it, or thinking how bitter it is, or whether it needs some sweetener or not?
Is it possible to EXPERIENCE the SMELL of the coffee, without thinking “this smell reminds me of his or that”?
I ‘think’ so; thinking is part of experience but the content of thought is just labelling? So the illusion will be seen through only by looking, not thinking. On it.Do you see, I’m asking you the same thing: not just to think it through what I wrote above, but actually do it in experience. Do you see the difference?