Yes, laughter happens a lot with this process. Happy to make you laugh. Laughter happens when we integrate a paradox. When we see beyond two to One.
2. What is here without labels?
I don’t think I understand this question:-). Without labels, it’s just things happening - hearing, feeling, sitting, drinking, looking...without adding the ‘I’ who claims to do them. Another way I understood this question...what is here is just things happening by themselves, no one to make them happen, no one to do them.
You do understand the question. Without labels, Just happening. No one to make it happen. Yes.
Yes, again. That's it exactly.It seems like the ‘I am’ drinking comes AFTER the fact of drinking. Drinking happens first, then ‘I am’ doing the drinking comes next...but it’s not true.
Yes. There is another reason that it feels constricted. It's a lie. You may notice that when you are saying something untrue, you will feel a constriction in your gut or your heart; sometimes people feel it in their throats. However, with something true that's not there. And with a strong truth there's a sense of openness and relaxation, even joy.first 10 minutes of describing using ‘I’ felt familiar. But the body felt constricted
Who is this "I" who felt like?I felt like the only responsibility I had was to report what was happening instead of claiming ‘I’ was doing anything.
We may use the word for convenience, but truthfully, just "feeling" is more accurate
Again, what "I?" The tug-of-war you mention? Is there really such a thing happening, or is it only thought that says so? Content of thought is never actually experienced. So is there an Actual Experience of a tug-of-war? Or just thought arising?I also sensed a tug of war, thoughts saying ‘this is too simple’. ‘You can’t do anything without the ‘I’.