And without thought, how is it known that the sensation is static or not static?sensation is not static therefore the thinking labels it as aliveIf you don’t think about it, do you know that this sensation is something called ‘very alive?
Is there any inherent aliveness in the sensation itself?
no, there is only sensation
Yes…it is only thought that differentiates sensations by labelling sensation as intense, subtle, painful, tingly, and by labelling sensations as fear, pain, excitement and so on.no difference foundGo to the sensation at the soles of the feet. Would you label that sensation ‘very alive’? Or is it just a neutral, undefined tingling sensation?
Now compare the sensation of the soles of the feet – which is just neutral sensation – and the sensation labelled as ‘very alive’ …what is the difference between them?
Thought would say one is a little more ‘intense’, but apart from that – any difference?
actually, the sensation was the same.
Without thought doing this…how is it known that there are many different sensations?
And without thought, how is it known where the sensations are located?
Yes, exactly. Sensation is simply sensation.the sensation is exactly the same!Replace the word ‘very alive’ with the word ‘fear’ and redo the exercise to get a good understanding of how thought compares sensations.
Let me know what you find.
it is easy to actually believe in fear through this exercise...
so i tell myself a story and here it is;
Does the sensation itself suggest in any way that it is fear or aliveness?
Does the sensation itself know anything about fear or aliveness?
The label 'fear' is AE of thought and not AE of fear
Sensations labelled as 'fear' are AE of sensation and not AE of fear
Image labelled as 'me/I/body' is AE of colour an not AE of a body
Thoughts ABOUT fear (the content of the thought 'fear') are AE of thought and not AE of fear
So what is known is label + sensations + colour + thoughts about fear, but is fear actually known?
Yes, you got it! Can you ever see what thought calls your own head and face? Can you see eyes, nose, mouth or is it simply imagined? So it is only thought that says that you have a head and that the head has a face that looks like 'me'.I'm not sure I get itWhat do you see? You are now looking inwards – turning the direction of your attention round 180˚ from the objects out there to you the Subject, to the place you are looking out of. Do you see your face? Do you see anything at all there - any colour or shape, any movement?
what i see is only what i can imagine, i can only think of my face but can't see it even in my imagination,can think of it from the idea of how it looks like
So, now go to a mirror and look into the mirror. How is it known that this is your face?
What is the AE of ‘looking at my face’?