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Let’s take the classic 3 part view: experiencer-experiencing-experience. Or we can simplify it: seer-seeing-seen. So what we’re realising is that there’s no seer. And what we’re also realising is that there’s no object seen.  All that’s left is the middle part: seeing. There’s no ‘experiencer’ experiencing experience; and there’s no ‘experience’ being experienced. There’s only experiencing.  So there’s nothing looking; there’s nothing being seen.  There are no end points to experiencing. – Jim Eaton [Eaton_Nothing]

The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves – that is the day you will find your way out. – Michael Singer

Look at the scene but don’t overlook the seer.  You are needed for the world (what you experience) to exist. – Unknown wise one from Germany

 I am slave to my habits, as are all grown men.  I have surrendered my free will to the years of accumulated habits and the past deeds of my life have already marked out a path which threatens to imprison my future.   My actions are ruled by appetite, passion, prejudice, greed, love, fear, environment, habit, and the worst of these tyrants is habit.  Therefore, if I must be a slave to habit let me be a slave to good habits. – Og Mandino from The Greatest Salesman in the World

The quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits. With the same habits, you will end up with the same results. But with better habits, anything is possible. – James Clear

Many people think that they experience life by thinking thoughts.  That is not true.  Thoughts are experienced like color, sounds and sensations. – Unknown wise one from Germany