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by Walbart
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

See if you can identify with space or awareness. Nah, I can't. It's not like I can relocate myself to something else, because there's nothing to move. I can't be space or awareness. I really don't think I'm anything, but I'm still not getting this. There's no shift. Confusion there, as I've been to...
by Walbart
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

Hi Matt, sorry for the delay. I've been a bit stuck. I've done noting before but I'll give it another bash. Pose the sentence, then observe the thoughts and sensations appearing and disappearing. There is no me. I sit and stare across the room, there's a chair and a window. There is no me, but there...
by Walbart
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

Hi Matt, Right now, I say to myself, there is no me. The thought appears as if spoken in my head, followed by the thought "this is just thinking, doesn't mean it's true". The appearance of these thoughts seem personal, as if they contain a taste of me-ness. Watching them appear, I feel more me-like ...
by Walbart
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

it's clear there is an instinctual self-protection mechanism at work—that's normal and is no problem here. What is behind it? Hi Matt, thanks again for your time. This is strange, it does seem like there is an "instinctual self-protection mechanism", yet if there is no self to protect then it can't...
by Walbart
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

No, you'll be done in a week or so, if you decide to check out the "sense of self" thing and see if it has any substance. Isn't it just raw, natural data, thoughts and sensations? Check and see for yourself and let me know. Ok, so I see that when I look for a self that it can't be found. The only e...
by Walbart
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

Hi Matt, I am ready to check this out and won't be taking a break. My aim is to have this over with before Christmas so that I'm in the same position as Santa. If you're not up for it let me know and I'll go elsewhere. Otherwise, please let's continue. Sometimes I feel like I'm nearly there. Sometim...
by Walbart
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

Hey Matt, Yes, I'm staying with it. I'm trying to act and experience rather than get lost in discussions and word games. I'm not sure how I give up trying to make "me" disappear, if I've been told that seeing this (no intrinsic self) is the way forward. I can sit with sensations, trying to balance i...
by Walbart
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

Thanks Matt. The first thing I notice is that it takes a lot of effort to conjure up the spoon, whereas my self is immediate and all-consuming. And if this self is imaginary, then my "sense" of self is very real. If I sit and look I can clearly see (I think) that there is just looking, and not neces...
by Walbart
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: THE GATE
Topic: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2731

Re: Enter a "direct pointing" process here!

Hi Matt, I'd like to give this a go. I've been struggling with the RT thing for a few months now and seem to be at an impasse. I'll make a point to be as open and honest as I can. I don't think I have a self, but I'm not convinced and I haven't totally seen this. There's still a massive accumulation...

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