There is a body and brain/mind which have responded to all the happenings, events good and bad, influences, conditions, pain and happiness that have occurred around and in them over many years. The resut is a "flowing vortex of thoughts, sensations and feelings" that carries the label Daiczech. This character meshes with all the events of its everyday life and reacts in whatever way its conditioning and its current dispositions lead. There is no need for a manager or actor for this role. It is a process. Diaczech is a convenient label so I'm not mistaken for another being in everyday transactions. Is there still some free will and some scope for responsible action? Yes, but these will be formed by the build up of experiences, counterthoughts and a balancing act (conditioning).Can you look at character (of daiczech) and describe what you see. Is there an actor, director, manager needed for the role to be playing out? Can you look from a point of view of different characters and see what daiczech is for them, how is seen through different eyes. notice, that it's all just stories.
When the illusion of self is gone is there still room to be pleased when something good has been worked for and been gained? Don't know. Is there any point in havng reactions to everyday issues? Don't know.
Looked at by different characters - so many people have a different view of me. To a young child I am a warm and trusted father figure, to a teenage girl I am an old git of immensely boring proportions, to an impoverished and unhappy person I could seem affected and smug.
Is any of these correct? No. Nor is my own view of Daiczech. They are all stories and all perception on this level is subject to great error. They are all stories about a label - how smart is that!
There is no function for I in this play of life but in accepting that there is no function, anxiety now clings to 1. losing control 2. being unable to exercise any moral judgement (same as 1,really). Does life still have meaning. is there any point in trying etc.....?
The story can go on by itself. It does already, but the flow of life is hindered by the illusion of "I".