You have mentioned this "BITE IN THE A** before. What do you mean?
The beliefs we simply dismiss without taking them apart to SEE if they are true continue to lurk in mind's dark recesses. Then one day when you think you are free from such stuff, this belief arises and has mind doubt what it actually knows. So there you are, thinking you are 'clear' there is no 'self' when suddenly the ignored thought pops up, "there is a 'me' doing things".
What do you mean by deconstructing the thought?
the thought i mean to take the thought to Inquiry, look at all its parts asking sincerely "Is it true?"
If there isn't suppose to be an ignoring of thought than what?
Then you SEE through the illusion that thoughts create by inquiring what is true.
What we are doing is LOOKING at how thoughts put a self together. The mechanism.
Notice how the I exists in past, or future. But not in the now.
In the now, you just look
Look at the cup. Real. When you don't think about a cup, it's still there.
Look at thoughts about self. When you are not holding the story of 'Susie' in your thoughts, is it there?
That's a hole in 'your' experience, which mind covers over by telling a story
of seamless experience. But experience is NOT seamless; we experience no self all through our day
, yet mind covers over the holes!
It's seeing through those lies that has us discover there is only
experience without a 'you'.
Is it the process of taking the thought and asking if it is TRUE?
Mind doesn't want to let go of the self so thought comes "are you sure it isn't you doing the doing or choosing the thoughts?"
Yes. And are you sure
?? Beyond a shadow of a doubt??
In my experience everything is just happening. Life is just every moment of every day just happening without any thought and without any control or thought.
NO, there is nothing needed to keep life going. There doesn't need to be thought, there doesn't need to be a controller, a GOD or a decision.
So is there any doubt whatsoever that there is no 'you'? No crumb of 'Susie' waiting to take control again and DO things?
"When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains—however improbable—must be the truth." ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle