The problem is this:
A 5 year old is able to comprehend that letters make words and words ‘make things I have said on paper‘. But the 5 year old can not read yet.
And then, she starts spelling words. She tries to write. Little things on paper, often needing a lot of help. Many months later she can read small children books.
So it is with the comprehension that all metaphysics is untrue, cause not experienced. But to realize this fact, that I cannot know anything with my limited mind, takes more time. I can store experiences but they will never be the real thing. Once I realized this, I found myself in the unknowing.
So I am in the unknowing and I start to understand how the mind works, and how it makes an image of self through memory and history. You are a résumé in your mind. But of course you are not that image, and of course I am not that image. Neither are we the past.
We can predict present and immediate future from today’s weather, but we cannot accurately foresee the weather for more than 4 days in advance.
So I comprehend that I am not that image of self, but still, I see my image of self being there. Not unlike the 5 year old seeing the letters all separately without connecting them.
Can the identification process be stopped, or is there a magic moment — that moment when the 5 year old starts to spell, that moment when the image of my self is replaced by my present self, my here and my now. That moment when desire stops and reality begins.
Who is doing this? Who enters that moment?