Who are you in the space between two thoughts?
Our conceptual mind creates the idea of a self – a solid, stable, separate entity at the centre of our experience. But when we investigate and look a little closer this self is elusive and hard to find.
Where is the self located? What is its nature? The sense of self is largely constructed from thought, but when thought is absent, what is present? Thoughts might flow through the mind, often incessantly, but even when the mind is very active there are little spaces or silences between thoughts. Who are you in the space between two thoughts?
Experiment with inquiring into the nature of self with this question: Who am I in the space between two thoughts? Don’t try to answer the question intellectually but simply inquire experientially – What do you notice in those micro-moments of stillness between thoughts? What does that gap feel like?