Nothing. There is no I 'making' the walking happen. Sometimes there is the thought 'I am walking' but really this is not true as walking is happening. Sometimes there is the thought 'I must walk faster' and the body may or may not respond to this thought. There is no thinker, just thoughts. It seems that there is a relationship between thoughts and the body in spite of there being no central figure controlling either. I am interested to see what you say about this!When walking, what do you do in order for the legs to move?
I do not make it happen. I (yes I still feel an I) notice it happening at times. And I see thoughts rising in relation to it and the body then responding or not.Are you making walking happen, or it just happens automatically and effortlessly?
'I want to sit down' is a thought. Then the body sits. I watch the thought and the body. Can we say there is a relationship between thought and body?When you sit down, or stand up, is this something you do, or something that is happening?
They happen and I notice them.Are you making the sensations happen, or they are there, without anyone or anything making them to be?
What is the thought comes 'take a deep breath' and the body takes a deep breath? The body is responding to the thinking. Most of the time the body does what the body does. But occasionally when the thoughts relate directly to the body then the body might engage thought. BUT whenever the body does anything at all... it is either just doing it's thing or working with thought. There is no I involved in the process. Vivien - what do you say about this please?!!!When breathing happens, are you making it to happen, or it happens automatically without anyone making it happen?
I think the above reply applies for the next 2 questions too. And I am in a rush to get this back to you because of time difference!When preparing food, or eating, washing your hands, typing, brushing your teeth, dressing up, are you making the hands move, or the hands just move by themselves?
No central controller at all. Thought which does its own thing and the body which does it own thing. Ocassionally the two work in unison seemingly.Is there a central controller somewhere in the body, from where strings are pulled to lift the arms, and move the body? Or all of it just happening automatically?
Where I think I was wrong in my last replies was that I believed intention to be something other than thought. It is not though.
What do you think??