Disidentification

 

Any disidentification is only to a story, and it can happen in many ways… and as usual from the form and emptiness sides of the story.

From the emptiness side, we see the thought as the awake void itself, or as insubstantial and transparent to the void.

From the form side, we can…

  • Recognize the story as just a thought, without getting caught up in its content (through for instance labeling practice).
  • Investigate its content, and see how it is only a relative and temporary truth (with truths in each of its turnarounds).
  • Investigate its origins, seeing that it comes from culture, biology and a belief in a separate self, and beyond that has infinite causes, so there is not much personal to find in it.
  • Recognize the story as fleeting, as a guest coming and going on its own time (the story comes and goes, but I do not come and go, so I am not the story).
  • Witness it in different ways, including being with it while including the head (seeing), belly (felt-sense) and/or heart (love) centers (which, among other things, allows the story to become like a movie we have seen many times and are so familiar with that our interest doesn’t go there anymore).

And when the story is no longer taken as an I, identified with, taken as a subject, believed in, the appearance of identifying with and attaching to the referents of the story falls away as well.

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