Thought doesn't create that which is noticing thoughts. While it can conceptualize that into a thought, this does not implicate that the thought is 'it'. That's a leap in logic.rach said,
My brain (thought) creates an observer (also thought) that is capable of noticing certain things about the system, one of which is that certain other thoughts are coming and going. That observer might appear to be real and still and unchanging, but it's just another construct of thought; and since thought is always changing, the observer is also changing.
Thought is always moving, what observes thought never is. You can't not be that, but that can be identified as something that isn't it. (the thinker)
Yet, there is something else present that is both connected to those thoughts and separate from them. Something so innocent, so silent, so unassuming that it is easily overlooked: a very simple and basic “knowingness”; an alertness to what is happening, an awareness and consciousness of all of those thoughts and sensations.
This I'd agree with. But I wouldn't make the leap to saying that this "knowingness" is non-dual awareness. I'd be more inclined to think it's thought playing the role of the overseer.
Well its good you notice thought playing the role of something that isn't thought, because if this isn't seen clearly the mind will gear itself toward self manipulation thinking the thinker is becoming something that isn't the thinker through the creation of mind controlled gaps in thoughts. Then the delusion forms that mind is what observes mind and you're more than likely gonna be looking at a decade long gerbil wheel depending on how you play your cards.
All change is relative to 'something' unchanging. All form appears to 'something' that doesn't appear. That something is more fundamental than anything changing, moving, thinking, appearing. You are that.I see that non-dual awareness could be the "agency" that enables us to be self aware. But I also see that thought could be that agency. And I'm positive that thought exists, whereas I can only conjecture about the existence of non-dual awareness