That’s good. I’m glad to hear that.There arose feelings of safety, calm and appreciation.
Ohh, we definitely have to go there. Just a bit later. The notion of free will is strongly linked to the illusion of the self, so we will investigate it when looking at how decision is made.Thoughts about free will (we don’t have to go there though).
It doesn’t matter how long it will take. We will do the investigation as long as it’s necessary. We have plenty of time. The only way to fail is to giving up.Also, some frustration about not having the perception shift yet, and impatience related to that.
Let’s look at thoughts even more closely. 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.
What can a thought do?
Does a thought have volition?
Can it manipulate other thoughts or think new thoughts?
It seems that thought has some logical ordered appearance, but look carefully and just notice if there is an organised sequence. Or is it just another thought that says ‘these thoughts are in sequence’ or “they take content from previous thought”, or that "one thought follows another thought"?
What does generate thoughts?
What do the thoughts belong to? What owns them?
Look carefully here:
Can there be two thoughts at the one time? Are there two thoughts hanging in the mind waiting for you to choose which one you are going to pay attention to and which one you are not going to pay attention to?