One day it is clear, next day hazy - this is perfectly ok - it is finding, balancing out a new status quo or overview.
I guess all the ordinary stuff of life has to carry on, so an equilibrium is needed / happens...
It might be interesting to have a close look what the difference in action, feeling, emotion is when clear or hazy. What exactly happens/helps the clear or hazy?
Today was a bit more of a clear day, though not 100%. Differences - calmer, less caught up in round-and-round thought loops, much more relaxed relationship with time and the things that need doing, physical symptoms can be there but balanced out more with awareness of other sense info. Who knows if being calmer makes it easier to see or vice versa - there's no way to know. There seems to be a balance needed - trying to force it, or desperately see does not work (= contraction, separating thoughts etc.), but being on the lookout for what is really here right now, and what is added by thoughts is useful.
Who is pushing whom? What is pushed? Does the idea that something like that could happen even make sense?
No, it doesn't really make sense. Pushing, pressuring 'myself' is a common, well trodden story here though.
Does thought, on the one hand, and sensation, on the other, know about each other?
Is there a link between the two?
My old assuming brain says thought knows about sensation and sensation is influenced by thought (more negative thoughts about pain = greater pain). Stepping back a bit... neither 'know' anything. Sensation is not aware of thought. Thought appears to be aware of sensation because it labels it and describes it and presents opinions about it. But thought doesn't actually 'touch' sensation. Seeing doesn't know about hearing or vice versa, though often the two input streams are assimilated by assumptions/recognition, whatever into a cohesive 'picture' of what's going on. So perhaps, say, seeing and thinking are the same.
Imagine sensation and thought are resting on either side of a pair of scales. When sensation is looked at it gets heavier. When thought is looked at it gets heavier.
Is it possible to look at both thought and sensation at the same time to balance the scales?
Logically it should be possible. In experience it seems like it requires a bit of a step back - if too close / identifying with one or the other you don't have the distance required to see both in balance. It appears as though it depends on the relative strength of the sensations / thought, but perhaps that's just an assumption - does one seem stronger than the other because of story only?