It's probably just thoughts about what happens. I keep trying to see/experience things rather than think about them.Do you have direct experience of the sound getting received by the ears and then interpreted by the brain? Or is that just thoughts about what happens, ideas and concepts that you have been taught?
My first thought is "nothing", as I keep thinking and not feeling/experiencing. I was trying to just let things happen today without trying to control them/look at them (analyze them)/think about them, etc. to see if I could just experience things without all of the thoughts coming along about them.What can you perceive only in direct experience?
I stop to think about things, and come up with the questions, but I don't think there's a me asking myself all of the questions. This is just me doing what I always do and analyzing things (I don't think there's a me asking myself all of the questions) rather than experiencing them.Is there a you asking yourself all these questions? Or is that on automatic too?
The getting mad is just a reaction happening. There's no "me" making it happen or choosing that reaction or whatever. I have to keep looking at this to see the reality that there really is no "me" making a reaction happen, that there is no "me" getting mad.Is there a you that gets mad because the noise interrupts you? Or is the getting mad an automatic response to the sound?
Quick response that just occurred to me and me talking to myself: This (what I write that is based on thinking) is all just BS! You have to look, be in the moment and experience things as they happen. Stop writing about what you think is going on and look!
Dang! Don't confuse the issue with the facts (that there is no "me" to start or stop stuff)! This really hit me/effected me when I read it.If you were doing the analysing, then surely you could just stop ? So stop. You cant? Why not?
So, then if I can't stop the analyzing, then what do I do to experience things rather than interpret them with thinking?
Two things I'm going to work on:Remember that analysing is one of the "things that happen" and so being aware that analysing is happening is useful. At the moment the analysing is distracting you, but observe how its all happening, including the analysing.
1. being aware that analyzing is happening, it's just a thing that is happening.
2. trying to be in the moment, to just experience things as they happen.
I also had a very brief experience today of me always thinking I'm correct/right, etc. about things (like I always have the right/correct answer, way of doing things, I always know best, etc.). I need to look to see if there is an "I" behind this, or if it's just happening, or if it's just one of the stories.