Great. Let's not go too far down this rabbit hole! Can you suffice it to say for now that thought content and Direct Experience are separate?No, it's not attached all the time. Sloppy language on my part. More accurate to say the label sometimes accompanies direct experience. There is often direct experience without thought.
Yes, so it's entire stories as well as labels, correct?Sometime it is self-referential, e.g., I'm thirsty, and sometime it isn't, e.g., the wind is blowing the leaves in the trees.
Super -- feel free to take your time with it. It's valuable to discern.I'd do the experiment you mentioned (notice direct experience and thought content, can I tell them apart) today and report back later tonight.