Well, the only valid answer I can come up with is "No-one ist deceiving no-one". That begs the question of course, "how is that even possible?" Furthermore, if that really were the case, then there wouldn't be any need for having this kind of thread? Or would it??Indeed, if there is no self, no "me", then who is doing the deceiving, and who is being deceived?
There is no me in all of that.Look at the contraction. Is there a "you" contracting? Or is there just contraction?
Look at the shaky hands. Is there a "you" shaking "your" hands? Or are they just shaking?
Look at the looking (the staring). Is there a "you" doing the staring? Or is there just staring happening?
After writing my last post, those nervous contractions came up again, and I was having thoughts like "that poor guy/body, he is tensing up so much for no reason.", and I felt a sincere feeling of disidentification from the body for a couple of moments.
However, since I was THINKING these things, there must be something flawed with that "insight". Could it be that I was just replacing the old sense of me (body/mind) by a new, more distant one. At that moment it felt like "I" was some sort of entity that is just occupying "this" body and able to feel his sensations, hear his thoughts and so on.
Somehow it felt a little more clear to me when I posted last, now doubts have come up again. Did I really SEE all these things myself, or am I just deceiving myself again by sensing and rephrasing things I read elsewhere. Today everything feels just like it did before. I am still missing that subtle lasting shift in perception and view of self.