Scratch The Itch

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How do you exist?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

How are you alive?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

How are you conscious and aware?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

How do you sense an itch somewhere on the body?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

How does the impulse arise to scratch?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

Perhaps a controlling impulse or thought arises.

Not to scratch.

How does the impulse or thought arise?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

Perhaps the impulse to scratch is followed.

How is the decision made to follow the impulse?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

How do the shoulder, arm and hand move to scratch?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

What about the assumption and sense that “I just scratched an itch”?

How does that sense of agency happen?

Is that something you’re doing?

Or is it simply happening?

…….

Are you doing anything at all?

Or is it all simply happening?

All of THIS.

Everything.

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