We aim to see the illusion of self as an illusion or appearance. Often there's an idea that we are trying to get rid of something as if it's 'really there' but that would be tricky if it's seen already that there never was nor will be an entity 'self'.
Who is going to do the getting rid?
Don't worry about fear. There are various things we can do to help with that. Let me know if anxiety is preventing you from looking further.. The fear/suspense will resume once I start work on this again I'm sure. Next time I'll observe it for what it is rather than trying to make sense of it through more thin
Hypervigilence is not recommended nor is it very necessary. Once 'self' gets found out. You'll very likely find, if you relax, that simply the new understanding is enough to notice again. It's a bit like flowers blooming. You can't really force them open but somehow they open all by themselves.. It's definitely become harder to watch every instance of 'self' arising. Sometimes throughout the day I'm simply caught in 'self' - stuck in my head. Feels like It'll take forever to undo this habit.
Stuck in head or the appearance of that can definitely happen. Right here, now there is some resistance to doing some exercise, but who... or what... is doing the resistance? It's like some funny old habit of imagining a character that 'resists' and the experience of certain energetic body sensations that can add to such an impression. I'm not suggesting that we pretend that such sensations or thought patterns are not experienced but it is possible to see that they are just that.