The problem is that I logically believe there is no self, no free will, only the ‘now’ etc, but it’s difficult to directly see it on demand.
Putting aside the fact that memory is just another thought, I’ve experienced the lack of self before, but it takes a lot of time and focussed attention. 'Real life’ then gets distracting and returning to insight seems exceptionally difficult. Thought’s and beliefs take hold so quickly.
Belief in no-self don't make you see reality.
First of all, you have to sincerely LOOK and really see, and understand it; viscerally understand it.
That is the point about this conversation.
When it is really seen, there's no need for belief, because it IS reality - it doesn't matter
if it is believed or not.
When thoughts and beliefs take hold, to whom is that a problem?
What is it that's making it a problem?