get caught up in wants, likes, dislikes, opinions and judgements. Which affect my mood and how I feel.
please tell me in direct experience about this! What is it that you described above? Thoughts? sensations? anything more?
Mixed in are the "I" nonsense thoughts as described above. At times I can be conscious of these and question them but it's easy to become less conscious if one is busy working. Its easy to go from necessary thoughts that flow into nonsense!
Who or what jugdes about a thought if it is a necessary thought or a nonsense thought?
What can you find in direct experience?
We will do a thought exercise next:
Take some time and sit quietly for about 30 minutes and notice the arising thoughts.
Just let them appear as they appear. Try your best to COMPLETELY ignore what they are
saying and just notice how they appear without you doing anything at all.
Where are they coming from and going to?
Did you do anything to make a particular thought or thoughts appear?
Could you have done anything to make a different thought appear at that exact moment
Can you predict your next thought?
Can you select from a range of thoughts to have only pleasant thoughts?
Can you choose not to have painful, negative or fearful thoughts?
Can you pick and choose any kind of thought?
Is it possible to prevent a thought from appearing?
I'm curious about what you find out!