what a roller-coaster of an election, huh?
Ok, on to your questions:
Describe decision & give examples from experience.
Well, things happen, but in the trance world of things and people there appears to be a someone who makes a decision, where in reality there’s no one to make that decision, and therefor also no decision. The decision is an imagination, a story we tell ourselves. In my experience I still often feel like I’m deciding something, at least as long as I don’t investigate the content of thoughts that tell me so. If I do differentiate between thoughts arising and content of thought I see that there is no one there to decide and no decision being made. And sometimes it’s already clear when it’s happening. Then I can see the story that content of thoughts tells me and at the same time I’m aware of the reality of no self and no decision.
Describe intention & give examples from experience.
It’s basically the same as decision. If there’s no self, there’s no intention. At least not the intention of a separate self. Sometimes when I’m seeing, actions and movements start to arise effortlessly and there is a sense of natural flow and rightness to them. It feels very organic and uncontrived.
Describe free will & give examples from experience.
It’s basically the same again: if there is no self, who is there to have free will? It’s only in content of thought that there is an entity that has free will. In direct experience everything just happens by itself.
Describe choice & give examples from experience.
That’s the same again!
Describe control & give examples from experience.
What makes things happen? How does it work?
Everything happens by itself. There’s no thing or no one who makes anything happen. Experiences continously arise, while nothing is changing or happening. It’s a bit of a paradox to the mind. But in direct experience there’s no contradiction between that fact that, yes, there is experiencing, but at the same time there is no movement, nothing is changing, there is just unchanging open awareness.
What are you responsible for? Give examples from experience.
Ha, that’s a tricky one! But of course it’s also the same here: if there is no self, there is no one to be responsible for anything. The only thing where I do still feel like I do have a responsibility is in differentiating between thoughts arising and content of thoughts. But that might be an illusion too.