Brilliant looking. Sure all is happening it self without a controller, anyone behind the wheel.Hi Adil,
Thank you for all your kind and wise guidance :-)
Here are my observations on the exercise:
The first time the decision was unconscious, it just happened.What is it exactly that is choosing which hand to raise? Why that hand but not the other ?
Other times there would be a thought, arising out of nowhere, that would choose the hand.
Like "that one" - then lift.
No. The thought comes from nowhere.Can you find a separate individual or anything that is doing the choosing?
Thought seems to control the hand, but nothing controls the thought, it just arises from nowhere.What is it that is controlling the hand?
There is no controller. Once thought arises there is the identification of thought with "me" so it appears that "I" choose, but the thought comes first and it comes out of nowhere. CRAZY!Can a ‘controller’ of any description be located?
Also, I can have a thought to lift the hand and not lift the hand, so it's not just the thought that causes it... There seems to be a movement that arises out of nowhere that enables the hand to lift, sometimes with a conscious thought and sometimes without it.
Nothing can be found that makes the hand move.Can anything be found that makes the hand move?
The more I do it, it feels like a coming together of events that go beyond even my own thought and body that lead to the movement taking place at that moment, in that way. Like my hand is being moved.
It feels peaceful, like I'm just the puppet and I'm being moved :-)
There is some connection between a decision to move the hand and some movement that is already taking place. But maybe the decision is not really mine either, because it comes from nowhere.How is the decision made?
The decision is made by the movement itself. It starts way before my hand moves, even when you wrote to me and told me to try it, and then I tried it, but before that you learned it, and you tried it.... so it is a movement that has started from beyond time and is just carried out and completed in the moment. Probably leading to other movement...
That is nutty.
As you see there is no information about how decision is made.
Only becoming aware of the experience is there.
We can only know that it is happening. We can only say that there is only the experience.
There is only "what is"
And it is self aware ..
Rest is mind explanations which makes no difference if we know them or not. "Probably" is an uncertainity as we said before. So your words "The decision is made by the movement itself" is enough :) No need for further explanation :)