Exploring the doer and observer

 

A few things I notice in exploring the doer and observer….

The doer and observer are both made up of sensations (in the throat/head area) and images of a doer and observer. 

They function as “middle-men”, or as they say in Zen, a head above the head. 

Something happens and the doer gestalt is taken as the doer of it, through an image of doing. 

Something happens and the observer gestalt is taken as the observer of it, through an overlay of an image of observing. 

What is overlooked is that whatever happens happens on its own (no doer needed), and whatever happens is also awakeness itself (no additional observer needed). 

There is an image of something happening, an image of a doer and observer, and an image of doing and observing connecting the two, all happening within my own world of images. 

And this can appear tragicomic. Tragic since it can create a great deal of stress if not noticed, and unconsciously taken as real and substantial. Comic since it all happens within my own world of images and have no substance.  

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Initial outline….

  • exploring doer and observer
    • made up of sensations (throat/head area) + image(s) of a doer and observer
    • function as “middle-men”
      • something happens and the doer gestalt is taken as the doer of it (by another story)
        • overlook that whatever happens happens on its own (lives its own life)
      • something happens and the observer gestalt is taken as the observer of it (by a story)
        • overlook that whatever happens is also awakeness itself
      • image of something happening, image of doer/observer, image of doing/observing, all happening w/in own world of images

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