But who would feel lighter? Janet, the character in the story?
I really thought I would feel a little lighter, so to speak, shift maybe, not extreme but not so subtle as not to be noticed, in my movement throughout the day, a quite sense of ease. Not extreme, but quiet, again, no so quiet not to notice.
Can Batman feel lighter? Is there an actual real Batman in the story of Batman?
The feeling of lightness might happen or now. Or it might be in one moment, but absent in the next.
However the presence or absence of feeling of lightness is not the indicator if the self is seen through or not.
Seeing no self is self-evident. It doesn’t need any by-products.
By products might come or not.
But they are not prerequisites.
I recently wrote a blog post about the same topic:
https://fadingveiling.com/2020/09/17/se ... awakening/
The sense of NOW would be more apparent, throughout the day.
The sense of now? This is clearly a big expectation. If you look closely, you can discover that there is no such thing as the sense of now. The now cannot be sensed, since it’s just a concept. A concept which is part of another concept ‘time’. Now is something that is supposedly located between past and future.
Do everything you can to EXPERIENCE now. Not to think about the now, but experience it directly.
Can you do that? Or all you can only ever know the experience (whatever is present) but not the now itself?
Do you see that ‘now’ is just another concept, which doesn’t contain any experience? Just an empty word?
Or if I put it differently… all there is is what is presently here.
It’s not possible to experience anything else than what is here.
Can you see this?
And yet, I’m going to give you the pointer of look here and now. But by now I just mean what is here, THIS experience.
Perhaps a bit more appreciation and wonder of life itself.
OK. So you want that this fictional character called me have different experiences than what is normally happening.
But can you find anything else than life itself?
Is there someone separate from life, who could experience it differently? With more wonder and appreciation?
Less worry about life, the appearance of what I might define as faith, not in a traditional sense but in a manner that speaks to having more acceptance of what is, less worry about how things will work out so to speak,
This expectation is based on the idea that worry is the result in the belief of a self. As if a self were needed to resist of what is. As if a self were needed to suffer.
But seeing that there is no separate self other than an idea, and not resisting are two different things.
If you are looking for life with minimal resistance, that is entirely different question.
Realising no self does not mean resistance is off. It means seeing that resistance is too part of life, and it is happening.
No self means points to the actuality of everything being a happening, not a doing, that life is flowing freely, without I as a manager.
Resistance is flowing freely too, is it not?
Are you making reactions happen or they show up?
But who would have direction and meaning? Do you see that these ideas arise on the assumption that there is a me who needs direction and meaning?
Lack of direction, and meaning, would feel less difficult.
What if direction and meaning just more ideas, just more concepts, without any actual roots in reality, in what IS?
Look here now.
Does this experience requires any direction?
Does this experience here-now, requires any meaning?
What happens to the notion of direction and meaning if you stop thinking about them?