Einai 2014-03-07 10:40:32 [item 17147]
When in a walled garden one can't separate oneself from the story one tells oneself which disputes your claim that it is not about you.
Well, when one can't separate oneself from some story one tells oneself which disputes the claim that the story itself is about oneself, then clearly one will just continue to believe that the story is about them. I presume that is what you are saying. In other words i believe there is a boundary between my experience and yours because i believe the story i told myself that the boundary exists.
Now this is a common knowledge story, which is prevalent in the science, philosophy and literature of our time .... nor is there contrafactual evidence to dispute it. Nevertheless we certainly can tell ourselves stories which would dispute it. Two come to mind. One is that some of us are clairvoint, or have other special powers, and can experience others experiences where others cannot. I'm going to personally pass on that story as i have no such special powers and so cannot reasonably believe the story myself.
The other major story is that separate people are like separate fingers of the same hand where each finger does not experience what the other finger experiences, but there is a centeral consciousness which does. That story doesn't actually dispute the claims of my story, it just adds an additonal barrier between the finger and the centeral consciousness. I actually favor such a story myself (see binocular vision
Which story are you telling? Or do you have some contrafactual evidence to dispute mine? Or something else?
Incidentally should we ever be able to get past these surfacy doubts, me thinks there might just be some more interesting awarenesses to gestalt.