It is important that you do all the exercises given, as they all have a purpose. It is for you to see how the illusion of a separate self comes together and we leave no place unexplored so that there is no place where you think a ‘separate self’ can be hiding.
Sorry for jumping….
But actually, is there any link between the sensation and the sight, meaning that the sensation is ‘coming from’ the sight (labelled as hand) or only thoughts and mental constructs link them?
There is no link between
Can you see that both the ‘visual sight’ and the sensation appear simultaneously but ‘separately’, meaning that none of them is coming from the other or contained by the other?
I can see that from “the hand sensation then look at hand” experiment.
So they just appear equally, ‘beside’ each other without any hierarchy or link between them?
Yes, love is a mental construct. Is ‘love’ an actual sensation or simply a feeling ie an idea?
Love is an idea.
What is the AE of the ‘body’?
Color/shape/looking, sound, sensation
If you look at ‘another person’ with AE, what do you find?
Color/shape, sound….Visual and hearing
Look at actual experience, with thought only saying “blahblahblah.” Does the thought “I am feeling fearful” contain any actual fear? Replace that thought with “blahblahblah” and see what remains. Let me know how you go
This is a good exercise to release from thought.
Can you please do the sigh-sensation exercise I gave you in my previous post.
Sight Sensation right?
Sight and sensation can exist at the same time independent of one another.
I close my eyes I feel sensation in my hand. I open eyes and look at hand and still feel sensation.
For a sound to be ‘known’ then there must be a ‘knowing’ of sound! Can a dividing line be found between the ‘knowing’ of the sound and the sound itself? Or is there only ‘knowingknown’?
There is no dividing line that I can actually see so only “knowingknown”
What is it exactly that “struggles with wanting people to like me”?
What is it exactly that “struggles with wanting to get your answers right”?
What is it exactly that is seeking love and approval?
The thoughts of wanting people to like me, to get my answers right and of seeking love and approval all point to me/Cj.
Me/Cj/I are labels. Labels are not real.
Have you really labelled the sensation as anger, or has the label appeared on its own?
There is sensation in the chest. That is AE.
Anxiety is the label given to sensation. So the label appears after sensation.
A thought is known, yes…as is colour, smell, taste etc. Where does thought (known) end, and the knowing of it begin? Can you find a dividing line between the knowing of thought and the thought itself? Or is there simply knowingknown – ie no dividing line?
No dividing line that I can see.
If only we could move through our experience with pure awareness of AE devoid of the stories and labels always.
What is it exactly that want to “move through our experience with pure awareness of AE devoid of the stories and labels always”?
What is it exactly that is affected by thoughts and thought stories?
“I” desire to move through experience with pure awareness of AE devoid of stories and labels. This desire points to “I/Cj” which is fiction.
Fiction contained in thought is affected by other thoughts and thought stories.