Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:49 am
Easy to find out. Do you have kids around? If not observe on the streets. What do the parents do? What is one of the first things you learn.And how does this happen? Isn't it natural for him to start thinking of himself as a separate self? How else would it be? It's hard for me to imagine it ...
What is "natural" in this case? Something which comes automatically inherently (from the inside, DNA) or something which comes automatically because it is a followed belief?
This is good to know. It means there is no physical place for an I, no point of reference, no entity called I. Just thoughts with the content in which an I plays a big role, right?I try again and again and I can't find it. I can't say that there is a localized self in me. There is only an image in my mind, something like my picture.
There is an image, one could say in the mind, but what if you are going to look for a mind in your direct experience? Do you find one?
No need to feel bad. ;-)I know it is so. And I feel kind of bad because I realize the limitations of my mind. It's hard for me to feel it, to really feel it.
What was meant: how does something like this make you feel? A bit scared or happy or whatever.
And what you see is that a belief, a status quo is defended. This is ok. This happens. Notice all these thoughts and think something like "Hi thoughts, doing overtime, thanks for your good job, but right now, NO interest."