It is such a pleasure to see the pleasure you get from doing the exercises!This was a good exercise. I did enjoy the soccer game, watched it a couple of times. Thank you.
If thought says that you saw a spectacular sunrise yesterday…is that sunrise experience as you presently find it? No…so it is just thought story ie ‘imagination’. If however, the colours labelled ‘spectacular sunrise’ is experience as you presently find it (ie now), then thought is pointing to actual experience as you presently find it. That is, that the colour thoughts refer to a 'sunrise' are what are actually appearing now. Thought either points to actual experience as you presently find it...or it is pointing to thoughts about actual experience which is not the current experience which then equates to just story...thought fluff/imagination.No, only stories and fantasy are 'hidden' or 'unknown'. Stories and fantasy are unreal. Only AE is real, not the commentary.Can anything ever be hidden and unknown?
Did you notice how the muted video left you rather neutral towards the apparent happenings on screen, while the commentary version of the game kind of sucked you into the story that the commentator was telling and brought up different ‘emotions’? And did you also notice that muted watching was more about the current action whilst the commentator was mostly referring to what just happened? So this is how it goes with the story about a character called ‘Lee’!Only sound is absent, AE of seeing remains.Let me know what you notice when you turn the sound on and off, and without thought, what is actually appearing/happening etc?
Pronouns will still appear, but when looking at those labels it is simply seen they are AE of thought. “Should”, “must”, “have to” will still appear, but it is to just simply observe what happens. Just like the soccer game, life if simply lifing, there is no one controlling how life happens or what the next happening will be no matter what the commentator (thought) is saying.Absolutely NOT!!! haha. Life without commentary - how beautiful. Commentary can go on, but being free from the 'my', or 'should'. blahblahblah!!! HahahahahaAnd in the same way: Is the inner narration of thought a necessity for the play of life to happen?
Which brings us to the idea of control.
1. Hold a hand in front of you; palm turned down.
2. Now turn the palm up. And down...and up and so on.
Watch like a hawk.
Don't go to thoughts, examine the actual experience. Do this as many times as you like, and each time inquire…
How is the movement controlled?
Does a thought control it?
Can a ‘controller’ of any description be located?
How is the decision made to turn the hand over? Track any decision point when a thought MADE THE DECISION to turn the hand over and the hand turns over immediately.
Can you find a separate individual or anything that is choosing when to turn the palm up or down?
With love, Kay