I need to test this some more. The difficulty is that such moments are brief so i am often referring to the experience as a memory which is no use in answering this question..Either way there are sensations in the body that appear to be connected to a something that doesn't exist here, now. A future event that exists only in thought
But isn’t this connection is logical?
If you don’t think about a connection, is there an actual experience of a connection?
No I am not sure about this. I can see that this is a mental leap from direct experience based on thoughts and ideas.Are you sure about this? Are you sure that memory being stored in the body is a direct experience?'It's like the memory is stored in the body and when that memory is triggered there is a shockwave of energy through the body. This is real and observable in direct experience.
How does memory being stored in the body is experienced?
Can memory being stored in the body be seen?
Can it be heard?
Can it be smelled or tasted?
Can you touch memory being stored in the body?
Or you can only ever IMAGINE and THINK ABOUT it?
What is direct experience? Please tell me in your own words?
Direct experience is the input from senses that I experience right now plus the experience of thoughts happening.
Right now this is the screen in the centre of vision with hands below typing.
The sound of pipes humming in the room
The sensation of warmth in the body and the hands touching the keys
The faint smell of incense in the room
Once these words have labeled these things the experience is already lost in translation. As soon as it is written it exists only as a thought and is not the true experience.
The thought also exists within direct experience although it's content is not real. Like a book is a physical object but the story it contains is all in the imagination.
And what is the direct experience of memory being stored in the body?
In order for this to be observed I first become associated with a thought story. As we have established this story is not real, however there is still an experience of following this thought. At some point the story will become uncomfortable or painful. At this point I become aware of the body and tension happening, often around the face or stomach.
What would happen to this SEEMING connection if all your thoughts would suddenly turn to a foreign language or the tweeting of bird
This seems like a big and important leap and I think I need a bit more time to see what you are pointing to.Assuming cause and effect is an attempt to explain what cannot be explain to create a false security of “I know how things are”.
I will keep looking into this. I think this is really getting to the core of the issue.