An excerpt from a previous posting…
Living its own life
The Work and certain other practices allows whatever arises to live its own life. They do anyway, but now they can do it without interference from attachment to stories.
Thoughts live their own life, independent of whatever else arises. They may be taken as useful and temporary guidelines for explorations and actions in the world, but that is about it. They are no longer attached to, there is no longer any belief in them, they are not taken as any more than what they are – thoughts.
And everything else arising is also allowed to live its own life, independent of attachment to stories about them.
Everything is liberated.
Thoughts are liberated from a belief in them. Everything else is liberated from attachment to stories about them.
That is really all that is liberated.
There is no “I” to be liberated. Only sensations, taste, smell, sounds, sight liberated from attachment to stories about them. And thoughts themselves liberated from a belief in them.
The I is now revealed as just another attachment to a thought – placed upon a transient set of sensations, tastes, smells, sounds and sights.