Thank you for being honest and telling where you stuck Paul. It gives us opportunity to look more.. Let's start from 3 :)1-I AM MY PAUL, I AM A SELF
2-I AM THIS IMAGE IN THE MIRROR I HAVE A BODU I AM IN THIS BODY OR MIND,
3-THERE IS A CENTER EXPERIENCING LIFE,
4-THERE IS CONTROL, I CAN CONTROL THINGS
5-I HAVE FREE WILL,
6-I CAN DECIDE - CHOOSE THINGS,
7-YESTERDAY, TOMORROW, NOW, PAST FUTURE HISTORY ETC. IS REAL
8-THERE ARE OTHERS AND I AM SEPARATE THEN THEM"
9-THERE IS A FEELING AND IT IS A PROOF OF A SEPERATE I / SELF / ME
Some of these are difficult for me to answer Adil. I have seen through these illusions with your (greatly appreciated) help and by looking in my experience but there is some resistance.
3 and 5 are the questions where I get stuck the most and 7 which we have just recently covered could use some final clarification, was my answer about a memory of a “past” event correct?
“The thought is a distortion of the actual experience. It is a recollection of the labels that my mind had created as a commentary. The memory is subjective and not the absolute truth. So no, I haven’t actually experienced that past.”
For this exercise i need you to go out into nature and spend some time watching the movement of the whole. See how clouds move, trees swing, leaves wiggle, grass moves, insects, birds - all move all the time.
Then move focus to sensations and see how they too are in constant motion, thoughts come and go, sounds, colours, sensations come and go.
Notice that everything is part of one movement.
Then close your eyes and see
if there s a line between you and out there, between you and life itself.
If yes, where is the boundary?
Is there an inside and an outside or center of Life? Is there a dividing line between as inside outside and center ?
Is there something which is not included in the movement of the whole?
Is there really a witness that is watching life happening from a distance or witnessing is a part of the one movement too?
Is there anything which is not just happening?
Go out, come back and tell me what you found..