Identification shifts very often. One moment I’m passionately talking about what happens inside me. Three minutes later the sceptic mind takes over. We seem to identify with the subject of our attention.
We identify with our eye when we see something, moments later we identify with our mind interpreting what we just saw, and most often the identity remains there. Body pain will also acquire our attention and we will identify with the body in that case. Emotional pain, idem.
But after a short identification with sensation or emotion, in most cases, we will soon shift and become our mind. Mind will start thinking about body pain, causes, effect and cures, emotional pains, causes and effects, mental pain causes and effects.
In the last case, mind will start feeding its own pain reasoning in circles. What self image do we have when we identify with that mental process spiralling away from reality.