Which makes it even more irritating that it still FEELS like “I” am in control of the body.
How should it FEEL?
Apparently I still have an expectation that there should not be any sense of control.
Now, on to some of your earlier questions that I did not answer:
Can a thought believe another thought?
No. A thought can arise “I believe such and such”, but the thought doesn’t do anything. Thoughts never do anything.
This morning it occurred to me that every belief is just a thought. What makes any thought more important than any other? Is a thought that says “I believe in a self” more significant than a thought that says “I hope it doesn’t rain today”?
Since thoughts don’t do anything, and they don’t even seem to lead to anything happening, they could all be insignificant. Whatever happens does so regardless of whether there was a thought about it first.
Wait for next thought to come up. Where does it come from?
I have no idea where the thoughts come from.
Is I thought coming from the same place or from another thought?
Every thought seems to come from the same unknown place. Thoughts often come in related streams, i.e. one after the other on a single topic, but I wouldn’t say that one thought causes any other thought.
Can a thought think?
No, thoughts can’t do anything.
How thoughts appear- in a bundle or one after another one at a time?
They have to come one after the other because I can’t have more than one at a single time.
You expect the belief in entity to be gone. Examine this. There is no entity already. No believer in thoughts, just thoughts coming up and passing away.
Yes. Now that I understand that a belief is just a thought, it makes sense that there is no entity believing, but just thoughts “I believe X, Y, and Z” passing thought the mind.
I need to stop making assumptions. For example, I shouldn’t assume that there is a self. I shouldn’t assume that there is control over what happens. I shouldn’t assume that any belief is more than a thought that is as meaningless as any other thought.
What do thoughts stick to?
Sometimes thoughts just pass through without any trouble. Sometimes there are just so many coming in rapid sequence that they overwhelm me. Other times I have a thought that is so troubling that my mind turns it into a big problematic situation that I have to resolve. But I don't know that I would say they stick to anything.