• Thanks Blake.

    Is it safe to assume that the narrating mind produces the moments of attention with the activity and state of mind when we check in. Right? ? That’s why we can only notice a snapshot of what was happening in in the mind a few moments before I shifted attention.

  • Thanks Blake for the clear explaination.

    One last thing regarding checking in is that more often than not when I look internally in the mind with attention I don’t find anything. It’s blank. I don’t find any information on activity or stare of mind. Why would this happen? How do I correct it or am not I checking in properly?


  • Thanks Blake for the explanation.

    From what I experienced so far I feel that when awareness alerts me that attention has moved from breath to distraction I know it only when that realization becomes an object of attention. Another real life example is that if I am crossing the road and my awareness picks up a car it immediately alerts my…[Read more]

  • Hi Blake ,

    Your explanation totally makes sense and clarified most of my issues.

    In reference to my final note, I Just want to understand mechanics behind awareness acting as an “ watchful alert system” from a moment of consciousness model. Would you be able to explain this from using an example when awareness alerts you to gross dis…[Read more]

  • Thank you so much Blake for the kind explanation.

    If you could confirm or shed light on the following assessment I would appreciate it:

    Taking your example of birds – If I pay attention to birds it will increase my awareness of birds.

    If I pay attention to a certain bird then the sub mind will alert me to that bird via introspective…[Read more]

  • Hi Fredric,

    Yes I want to understand how the process of checking in works from a mind system model. And also want to understand the meaning of the sentence” attention trains and strengthens introspective awareness”.

    Question 1. – does the statement mean attention trains the submind? Is this what you mean by “attention trains awareness ”? Do…[Read more]

  • Hello,

    I would like to thank you for making me a part of this forum. I have been practicing and reading the Mind Illuminated from a couple of months. I would like to ask 2 questions that have been plaguing me from a technical aspect. If you could shed some light it would immensely help me!

    Question 1

    I am getting confused by this statement in…[Read more]