When I become the watcher of the voice in my head

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When I become the watcher of the voice in my head

Postby ARose91 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:12 am

it automatically stops. Is this because I can't be both the awareness/watcher and the voice/mind?
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Re: When I become the watcher of the voice in my head

Postby randomguy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:53 pm

Awareness is always present. The voice/mind appears to what you are. It can feel like you can 'be' the stuff of mind when attention is upon thoughts and identification with thoughts occurs and is experienced, but you can't actually 'be' the narration of mind exclusively (even if there is a belief that you can).
This can be investigated the next time it feels like you are being the mind, simply by asking if awareness is already present.
The activity of mind follows the focus of attention. Resting as awareness gathers the activity of mind around a focused identity of a very still and elusive subject, one which transcends form and non-form. With attention on awareness mind tends to quiet down.
Do the yellow-rose petals
tremble and fall
at the rapid's roar?
- Basho
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