Cognition & Reality

Thursday, 30 September 2010

The Thinker

If one is having thoughts, that is to say experience, then there is a thinker who is not those thoughts, an experiencer who is not the experience.


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  1. This sounds good to me. Often of late I have noticed that I am actually watching my thoughts arise. I have never had much control over this process. Thoughts appear. Where did they come from? Search me. I’ve tried to find the spot from which thought manifests or arises, but I haven’t managed to find that yet. It’s like thoughts are just suddenly there. One moment I’m thinking some particular thought, and the next moment I’ve switched to another thought. How did I get to that other thought? It was starting to drive me crazy because felt powerless to keep a consistent train of thought. I thought maybe I was ADD or something, but that would hardly be a fair assesment because having ADD implies that something is wrong with that process, which there isn’t. Now, I’m thinking that rather than stress out over this phenomenon I will embrace it because it’s going to happen anyway if I want it to or not. Luckily, the thoughts that come to me have some semblance of order most days, and I can lead some kind of “normal” life, so I am trusting that whatever or whoever it is that is thinking me is benevolent although some days I do actually doubt it. I am not my thoughts. That is increasingly obvious. I am not my emotions either or my body. Everything seems to be running smoothly without me, the me I try to be anyway.


    Comment by annie wallack — Thursday, 30 September 2010 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

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