Identification and solidity

 

Something about the perception of solidity:

As soon as there is identification with a view, there is identification as a separate I. And with this comes the appearance of being an object in a world of objects, all appearing quite solid and real.

With this identification as something within content of experience, what this experience happens within and as goes into the background. It’s notices less or not much at all, and if it’s noticed then it may appear as an “other”. And what experience happen within and as is awareness, and capacity for awareness and it’s play as appearances. It’s what shows that appearances are not solid and real.

As soon as identifications soften or fall away, what’s already here is revealed. What experiences happen within and as appears as foreground.

How can I explore the appearance of solidity? The easiest may be through the sense fields. I close my eyes. Find a sensation that appears solid and real. Notice how it appears as sensation. What is this sensation? Is it really space? Awareness? I create an image of it as solid, overlaid on this sensation. It has well-defined borders. What happens then? Is there an experience of solidity?

Then I explore the sense of a separate I in a similar way. Where do I find the sense of a separate I? Where is it located? What’s it’s shape? Where are it’s boundaries? What’s inside and outside? How does is appear as sensations? How do these sensations appear? Are they as solid as they at first appeared? How does the sense of I appear in the mental field? Can I really find it outside of this mental field? How do these images appear? As solid? Real? Ephemeral? Awareness itself?

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  • identification and solidity
    • identify with a view/identity, then identify as an object so tend to see objects in general
    • when identification is released, everything revealed as no thing capacity for – and appearing as – everything
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Something about the perception of solidity:

As soon as there is identification with a view, there is a sense of a separate I. And with this comes a sense of being an object, and of solidity. And from this, there is a tendency to see objects in general. There is the appearance of I and the wider world as objects, and as solid and real.

Said another way, there is identification as something within content of experience so what this experience happens within and as goes into the background, it’s noticed less, as an “other”, or not noticed much at all. And what experience happens within and as is awareness, and capacity for awareness and the play of awareness. It’s what shows that appearances are not solid and real.

As soon as these identifications soften or fall away, what’s already here is revealed.

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