A short note written while practising on a plane
How relieving it is when practising meditation to note that the one reacting to unpleasing sense stimulation and the one observing these embryos of reactions both operate from quite a different place.
The observation of the one reacting seriously defuse the amplitude and implication of these reactions…enough to find them hampering, or even funny if you gain enough perspective.
Until actors can notice they are not different, on some level they appear to be so. Until enough air has been inflated to acknowledge and integrate this oneness, the transitory belief in a form of separation is required. This can be seen as a safety mode waiting its own uselessness to be unlocked.