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dijmart wrote:You don't need more "experience" of presence/awareness, you ARE presence/awareness. You think you are the "person" you are associated with, but it's an appearance in you. Your mind, specifically the intellect, which is enlivened and illumined by you, awareness, has identified (after years of conditioning) with the body/mind/sense complex organism called Luiz. You have forgotten, through the power of Maya (Illusion/ignorance) that you are awareness.
Therefore, when thoughts, emotions and feelings present themselves to you (awareness) you are identifying with them, as though they "are" you, where really, they are "apparent" subtle objects appearing in/to you.
Thoughts, feelings, emotions come and go, you can "watch" this happen if you can get some space between you (the witnessing awareness) and these "apparent" subtle objects. If you place your attention upon them and identify with them....you suffer. If you can see them as unhelpful, unwanted "appearances" within the mind, you can distance yourself and allow them to disipate into the abyss from where they came.
Shift your attention/identification to yourself, awareness. This is experienced as a witnessing presence and is always there when noticed. This is you- impersonal, attributeless, full, complete, limitless, nondual awareness!
You could try Nisargadatta's teaching to cling to the "I AM" without any attributes, if that teaching resonates. The "I AM" sense, prior to the mind/ego saying " I AM this, that and the other."
Hopes this helps.
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