I made the appropriate preparations for meditation and then began contemplating how I appear normally.
It sounds an odd question but I asked – how do I exist?
My answer is that I normally seem very real – beyond question in fact! There is nothing more real than me!
I focused on my normal certainty and feeling of myself existing. How could I not!?!?
Then I thought – when a key opens a lock, it is the key that opens the lock. Quite clearly a key. And when a car parks in a space it is the car that parks.
I mentally separated the parts that go to the shops and I could find nothing that met my feeling of I. Nothing. I stayed looking at this absence of I for the rest of the meditation.
May all living beings fail to find their I.