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"You cannot define yourself.

That's in the superficial thinking perception.

The superficial thinking perception

creates its own definition through thinking

not through reality, but through thinking.

And then that thinking becomes reality.

You see?

You assume from the mind

that you experience reality

and then your thinking defines it, describes it

so that there is order.

But the truth is it is the thinking itself

which is creating the reality.

I'm not saying the physical world is not real.

But your perception

your mental perception,

how you experience yourself in the world

lies only in thought.

It's deeply ingrained.

And with this thinking reality

you assume this is what you are.

And from this false assumption

you try to be free of it!

But what you need to be free of

is the false assumption

which is constantly reinforcing itself

reinforcing itself.

All that mental chatter

its reinforcing this thinking-reality.

Its reinforcing this thinking to be reality.

'I am John, I am a carpenter

this is my wife, this is my mother,

this is my dog, this is what I like

this is what I don't like,

this is my house, this is my body.

I like olives, not cherries."

The thoughts themselves are not false.

That sense of me is not false.

But it only exists in the mental realm.

That is one level of experience.

So that assumption

that the thinking is reality

has to be seen through,

has to be broken.

So there are all the meditation techniques

to help get past this assumption;

to allow your attention

to loosen its grip on thought

so that it can perceive this moment

without perceiving it through thought.

Which means without perceiving it

through definition, description judgment,

commentary.

To directly experience this moment.

When attention

directly experiences this moment,

it experiences itself.

Isn't that delightful?

Because when attention is freed

from being bound by mental perception,

all that is left is attention.

Not personal attention,

because personal attention

is mental perception.

Consciousness is all that there is.

It's everywhere and everything.

And that is you.

You are that consciousness.

It is in this we are one.

Article byKathryn Vargas