The world I see and relate to is my own world of images. It is what happens in the sense fields, with an overlay of images to help this human self orient and function in the world.
This mental field overlay creates a sense of extent (space) and continuity (time) and places whatever happens within that sense of space and time. It creates images of a me as this human self, and images of others and a wider world. And it creates images of a separate I as a doer or observer.
All of this is my own world of images, helping this human self to make sense of and function in the world.
And I can notice it as it happens. I can notice that overlay of time and space. Of a me relating to other people and the wider world in general. Of an I doing as this human self, or observing as awareness itself.
I also notice how all drama happens within this world of images. It comes from images of me/I relating to images of others and the wider world in a certain way. It comes from relationships between images of me and the wider world, when these relationships do not align with images of how it should be.
It is amazing and beautiful.
And I notice how I see myself in three ways here…
I see and relate to my own world of images, whether I recognize them as an imagined overlay or take them as true.
I see qualities and dynamics out there, in the wider world and the past and future, that are also here, in this human self.
And all I see is awakeness itself. What happens in the sense fields and the overlay of images, including the images of me and I, is all the play of awakeness.
There is a great freedom in noticing this, especially as it happens in daily life. I notice that all I relate to is my own world of images. So I can make use of it a practical way. I can use this world of images as a temporary guide for this human self in the world. But I don’t have to take it seriously. I know it is only my own world of images. There is no truth in it.
(I can have images of others agreeing or not with my own world of images, and images of data fitting or not into my own world of images, but it all happens within my own world of images. Whether or not data aligns, and whether or not others agree, have some practical significance. I want to use images that fit my stories about the data, because it works better in a practical sense. And it can be helpful to note whether or not others agree. But it is still a world of images. I can never know if any of them are true in a limited and conventional sense. And they are not true at all in the context of what I am and everything is.)
- my own world of images
- the world I relate to is my own world of images
- see myself in three ways
- see own world of images (overlay)
- see qualities/dynamics out there that are also here
- all as awakeness itself