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Is there a difference between knowing the thought and seeing the thought?

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Lizzie
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Interesting question! I never thought of it before, but I like Emma's reply 😊

umanair
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4 hours ago, Lizzie said:

Interesting question! I never thought of it before, but I like Emma's reply 😊

Very well explained. So , I have understood it theoretically. “ We are not your thoughts “ .  Experience and the experiencer. But how do we bring it practically. I am in my week 5 ofMBSR. Will it take lot of practice? Best regards...Uma  

Candy
Posted

That's an interesting question... and I have no idea how to answer it, except scratch my head in puzzlement haha

Temjen
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wow.... love it, never thought about it, the thought we know and the thought we see.

And seeing this line "there's a distance between the one who sees and what is seen" awaken me to study myself where I'm most of the time.

 

Mohit1989
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When you detach a part of your self to give it role of spectator, initially it emerges as a thought only. But yes Seeing can assist to have sound sleep if one is struggling with rush of thoughts inside.
On the other hand in order to spread that calm and awareness in your being one has to keep on seeing the thought in isolation and in connection with others. This way when we are able to identify the root, the possibility and the journey of the thought at the same time, that state is the state of knowing.
So, we can say that seeing is a practice and knowing is the outcome.
But keep it as a note that Seeing is not Analyzing.

Tine
Posted
On 4/30/2020 at 3:05 PM, umanair said:

Very well explained. So , I have understood it theoretically. “ We are not your thoughts “ .  Experience and the experiencer. But how do we bring it practically. I am in my week 5 ofMBSR. Will it take lot of practice? Best regards...Uma  

Thank you, @umanair for yet another profound question. (Uma initiated this topic to start with)

 

I can only speak for myself and my current level of understanding and living (with changing "success") "I am not my thoughts":

 

I thought I have to me is far more true. Or at least the thought when had still seems to be a part of me. A profound truth that isn't questioned or investigated on. The thought when had claims truth.

Once the thought is had and I manage to bring it in front of me - to see it as such I see that the thought is real. It has always been real, but that doesn't necessarily make it true. Seeing the thought gives me the chance to examine it's truth and to choose my response.

waihong
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I would tend to associate this "knowing" with the 'I' or self being involved; like having a thought that I know the thought is going on or had gone past. Seeing would be more of a light that shines onto this thought process, which surfaced the thought through a pure awareness. Shining a light casts a shadow, hence the awareness is immediate without thinking and yet able to see the shadow. When there is no object (e.g. thoughts), there will be no shadow.

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Clickooo
Posted

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Pelle
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Hello all, this is my point of view on this.
When you have the sensation in your mind of knowing something, you feel awareness; you are aware. For example: when you hear music, you are aware of the music. To explain further, you are awareness. So you are the music.
If you reflect on the music, like "This is music" or "This music is good", you are thinking. But if you hear the music without reflecting, you are not thinking.

 

Cheers,
Per


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