Noticing is not dependent on a state

 

I am going to shamelessly continue exploring the 101 topics…..

It still comes up for me, so there is obviously more for me to explore and become familiar with, especially throughout my daily life, and writing it down here is a support in that exploration.

Noticing is not dependent on a state.

I can notice (a) all as awakeness, and (b) (some of) how appearances are created, and this can happen within a wide range of states, probably within any state. Reactive emotions, dullness, confusion, sense of I, identification with viewpoints, it doesn’t matter. The noticing can happen with and within any of those.

It is true that it can be easier to notice a and b in some states – for instance states of great stability of attention and great clarity. And the invitation is then to continue noticing as the states continue to change, including into states that appear “unenlightened” to our conventional (and misleading) views.

It can be a fun exploration and game, to notice a and b in what appears the most unenlightened.

Right now, I notice an especial appreciation for just these states, since they offer an opportunity to notice a and b there too.

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  • noticing is not dependent on a state
    • noticing (a) all as awakeness, (b) how appearances are created
    • can happen within a wide range of states, probably within any state….
      • reactive emotions, dullness, confusion, sense of I, identification with viewpoints etc. – doesn’t matter
      • can still notice, quietly, from “within” the experience….
      • becomes a fun game/exploration/play – noticing this in the most “unenlightened” appearances/states
    • that said, can be easier to notice in certain states, and the invitation is then to continue noticing as the states continue to change – including into states that appear “unenlightened” to our conventional/mistaken views

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– notice how the appearance of reactive emotions, dullness, confusion etc. are created

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