thank You very much for the YouTube-clip! It's really amazing how powerful our brain connects informations and makes us believe it's real!
The qualities were appearing by themselves. The preferences were just obvious, there was no choosing of the preferences. At the end of step 1 there was no preference for A or B. At that point I couldn’t tell which one I’m going to choose. It was a kind of equal.In step 1 when thinking about their respective qualities, did you ‘choose’ the qualities? Or did they kind of appear by themselves? If some preferences manifested, did you ‘choose’ these preferences? Or did they just pop up by themselves?
No, through the counting the counting itself got into the first row and the preferences automatically went into the second row. So in this step there was just counting, no choosing.In step 2 when you counted to 5, if the preferences took the back seat while the numbers took the front seat, did you ‘choose’ this sequence of event? Did you ‘choose’ to shut down the preferences to give way to the counting? Did you directly experience a mental function or faculty doing the ‘choosing’? Have you seen this function in action?
I choose B. It was a very clear choice without any hesitation and it had nothing to do with the preferences in step 1. I did not experience a mental function or a faculty doing the choosing. There was just a very clear choice for B. But if I ask where the choice comes from….. there must be something like a mental function or faculty. Nothing was arising like ‘I’m the chooser’.In step 3 where you made a choice, did you actually witness or directly experience a mental function or faculty doing the ‘choosing’? Did anything arise that announced, ‘I am the chooser’? If so, what does this function look like?
Maybe we call it a feeling but it’s not a feeling. Maybe the expression comes from lack of knowing where the choice comes from and how to express it. As I was writing before there must be something, someplace where it comes from.Sometimes we describe this sense of choosing as a ‘feeling’: It feels like ‘I’ did the ‘choosing’. But the question is, can a feeling ‘choose’? Is it in the nature of a feeling to ‘choose’?
Thank You, Gerd