Thanks, danny, now we're getting somewhere.
I do not know that there is a witness.
Neither do I know there isn't.
Well, care to find out? That is why you're here after all, no?
Sit down, slow down, shut up and look. Is there a witness to reality? Can there be?
You're equating self with a you.
I can just Be without a structured identity.
This I am is what I call self.Not necessarily mine.
It is not construed through self-identity.
Yes, the way I see it "self" as commonly understood is exactly the same as "you" commonly understood, yet I understand there are some esoteric definitions of self that go beyond folk psychology (Ramana Maharshi etc.).
This "I am" you're speaking of (that you call self), would it be correct to assume you are referring to the simple feeling of existence, of being?
I have said no on multiple occasions.
Great- so, you're at the point where you can honestly say there is no you. Yet you consider the perception of an apparent center a stumbling block?
Without mentally labelling this sense of a center, just allowing it in the field of perception completely, honouring its occurence as it were, does it have any special significance whatsoever? In what way is it an obstacle?