- Identify the object
Note/label the object
Describe what happened
So in a way these instructions show a little more information about in what way you are supposed to be aware when using this technique. Now, during my practice I ran into the following couple of problems/questions:
When paying attention to what is happening, how is that different from identifying and noting a new object? In other words, what's the difference between noting 'apple, apple, apple' while being aware it is red and shiny, with noting 'apple, red, shiny'?
How are you supposed to describe sensations that do not normally have a description? For example, I can hear a sound, note it as 'hearing, hearing', but then, without engaging in the content of the sound, what more can I describe about it? Same with rising and falling of the abdomen, I 'know' what it feels like when it rises or falls, but unless I really start disecting it (which leads back to the problem in my first question), how do you describe that, except with the label you just already put on it?
I know that these questions would probably be non-issues if I actually had contact with a real life teacher to give me a real interview, but unfortunately I'm not in the position right now where that will happen any time soon. So I was wondering whether the people here, who might have more experience with the method and/or interviews, could shine some light on these questions.
Thanks in advance,