Is there really an inside and an outside to experience?

Conventional thinking states that I reside inside my head and that everything else exists “out there”. There is a me “inside” and the world is “outside”. But is this true in my own experience? In my own experience, everything appears to happen in the same place, in awareness. The sound …

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Awareness Is Like A Computer Screen

There is always the computer screen AND the Recycle Bin icon. There is always the computer screen AND the toolbar. There is always the computer screen AND the desktop image. There is always the computer screen AND the application window. There is always the computer screen AND the Start Menu. …

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Do I Experience Objects?

It seems like a silly question on the surface. Surely I experience objects. I am looking at some objects now. However, is this true in experience? Is this what is really happening? It currently appears that I am looking at a coffee cup on my desk. It appears that I …

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I Am The Same In Both Dream And Waking States

If I am not the mind (thoughts) and I am not the body (sensations) then what am I?  I must be that which is aware of the mind and that which is aware of the body.  The thoughts and sensations come and go, but I do not.  During dream sleep, …

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Am I The Body?

In “From The I To The Absolute: A Seven Step Journey To Reality” by Floyd Henderson, the self-inquiry question is posed “Am I the body?”  Does the sense “I am” or “I exist” arise from the body?  Floyd goes on to ask: Would you still be you if you lose …

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Objects and The Non-Dual Philosophy of Wei Wu Wei

In “The Non-Dual Philosophy of Wei Wu Wei” by Roy Melvyn, Wu Wei discusses the idea of external objects and sentient beings. Here is a paraphrase. An object has no independent objective existence. An object is nothing in itself. An object is only what is apparently perceived and nothing more. …

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Am I The Thinker Of My Thoughts?

Am I the thinker of my thoughts? The initial response is “Of course I am the thinker of my thoughts.” However, upon investigation this does not appear to be the case. Thoughts appear to arise all by themselves. For example, I get a thought about going for a walk. I …

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Am I My Thoughts?

Am I my thoughts?  There are certainly thoughts swirling around my head most of the time. These thoughts may seem to describe me, but they do not seem to be me.  In meditation, thoughts sometimes cease altogether.  When there are no thoughts, I still exist.  Therefore I cannot be my …

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Genes, Time, Immortality (Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi)

Dr. Tanzi describes DNA as a self organizing system, but Deepak talks about a “conductor”. The conductor is the Self. What is the Self? Deepak describes the Self as a transcendent field of intelligence or possibility that is autopoietic or orderly, self organizing, but also self growing, self-repairing, homeostatic, and …

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Who Am I? (Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi)

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is a Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology and Mental Retardation at Harvard University. http://madrc.mgh.harvard.edu/rudolph-e-tanzi-phd In this video, Deepak and Dr. Tanzi discuss “the conscious moment”. This is defined as the moment when possibility waves collapse. …

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