Several times when I was talking to someone, I would completely forget that I was there!
But I felt like I was disappearing.
I don’t think it has. But these kind of “experiences” tend to be different for everyone, so it’s not surprising.Has this happened to you? What does it mean?
Probably, it is some internal “acting out” of the fact that the belief in the illusion of self is finally beginning to crumble.
Some would call this type of thing “candy” that just comes along with the process. Fun, but not super important in the end.
Good. So there was some seeing that separation is not entirely all it seems.No, based on these ideas you gave me I really don't see any separation. This is very interesting! So when a finger hits a keyboard, it's molecules moving and a sensation accompanying it plus thought labeling it all. I understand the ideas, and they do make me perceive the world a little differently, but unfortunately there are no big shifts happening. It's all very useful though! A part of "the process".
We don’t normally give a “physics” type explanation but I thought it might help to show that even physics does not disagree here that there is NO separation at all. It is all one giant system.
As you said above re: movement, sensation, plus thought - that is exactly right. That is all there is. Well in fact, only the experience of these things is all there is.
Objects, like “me” and “finger” and “keyboard” are simply arbitrary boundaries (concepts, thought) we have made up for convenience. They do not have any external objective reality of their own.
Of course, to finally get to a proper nondual perspective, we would even have to say that “molecules” are just a concept as well, they aren’t really what they appear either. But we need not go that far here.
So don’t dwell on the details too much. My intention was just to point out that apparent “separation” of “objects” is not at all what it seems. We can revisit this again later if necessary.
Let’s take stock and review at this point. Where does a belief in the “self” still exist?
Where are “you” still holding on?