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What Else Is Here Besides the Doer?

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Q: While watching and being with the Self, how do I feel "I am not the body" and "I am not the mind " when they are always showing up when my attention is turned inward?
Also, while performing daily tasks and errands, how do I stay as a non doer of actions?

A: I would simply suggest that you soften the intent slightly. Instead of "I am not the body", hold the idea, " I am more than the body." "I am more than the mind." Then there can be a gentle inquiry as to what else is here beside the mind and body, without any expectation or need for the body or mind to disappear or be any different than they are. Yes, there is a body and a mind here, but what else is also present right now? Even if you cannot truly define it or describe it, is there also a sense of Presence or pure awareness that is here just as much as your body is here? Do you really need to deny or get rid of the body or the mind to experience this larger Presence?

Similarly, when performing your daily activities, become curious as to what else is here in addition to the sense that you are the doer of your actions. How many actions also occur without that sense? And how much of a sense of doership is there moment to moment? Do some moments have a greater sense of doership and some moments have less of a sense of doership? Is there something else that is present right now that is doing things?

There are some fascinating studies that show that our body and our muscles start moving before for example, we have the thought, "I am going to get up now".  It is intriguing to catch the actual movement of both the body and the mind and to see if there is some other deeper source for our actions and our thoughts. Where do thoughts come from? Where do our physical movements originate? Do they always happen first in the mind, or do they sometimes just appear spontaneously in the muscles?

There are no wrong answers to these questions as there are several levels to truth and for practical purposes, it can still be appropriate to hold the perspective that I am the doer. But perhaps there are other levels that are also operating here that we can become aware of. Here is a short article that explores these different levels: http://endless-satsang.com/what.htm

I hope this is helpful.

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We hope to have given away over a million ebooks by the end of this year! And we would love to give away the second million even faster than the first million! If you would like to support this effort, please consider offering a donation. Any amount from $1.00 and up will go a long way towards helping us reach our goals to give away even more free nondual ebooks. Endless Satsang Foundation is a tax-exempt 501C-3 organization, so donations may be tax-deductible. Click on this button to make a donation on Paypal:
Note: You can make your donation a recurring monthly donation by checking the "Make This Recurring" box on the Paypal website. Or you can mail your donation to Endless Satsang Foundation, PO Box 3558, Sedona, AZ, 86336. You can also visit the following page to learn more about our free ebook program and also about some gifts that we offer to anyone committing to a monthly donation to help us reach more people: http://endless-satsang.com/announcing-new-expanded-free-ebooks-program-on-endless-satsang-com.htm
 
We also understand that not everyone can offer financial support and so we have created a webpage at http://endless-satsang.com/how-to-help-support-endless-satsang-foundation.htm with several suggestions of other no cost ways that you can support Endless Satsang Foundation, including several simple actions you can take that will increase awareness of our free ebooks. Thank you always for your continuing interest and support. The greatest satisfaction for us is when our words and teachings touch someone deeply. Your interest in and involvement with our work is deeply appreciated and makes all of our efforts worthwhile.
 
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