That’s good if you have a deep determination :) giving too much credit for thoughts is a human condition. Actually, mainly it’s thought that is creating the illusion of the separate self. So we have to dive deeper.Exploring the thinking process is an area that is challenging for me. I suspect I give to much credit to thoughts and struggle to "see" the process of thought in itself. The use of logic and the thought process has been a strong pattern to kept this "self" protected, and my ability to see through it, feels challenging, though there is a deep determination.
Good question. When a tree grows, is there someone making the tree growing? Is there a tree grower? When the wind blows, is there a blower? Is there a rainer? A weather maker? A snow producer?I began to ask myself just because there is the appearance of continuity or cause and effect, does this necessarily mean that There is a "me" doing it?
Yes, we can say that there is cause and effect, but saying that there is an enduring individual to make things happen is just a leap of faith, not reality.
Try an experiment.
Try to create a thought. Any thought, from scratch. What do you find?
Do you notice how thoughts seem to appear, hang around for a while and somehow pass, and then the next thought come?
What is making thoughts to appear?
Now try preventing a thought from appearing. Is it possible?