Mirror within a mirror contemplation

Betsy’s Comment: “Seeing the old image of myself that was shattered, then I noticed in myself that I was creating a new image, it looks like to make myself feel better, or give some reason to continue on with the personal identification? I wanted to look at the old and new image and see what was behind them. When I attempted to review them, I discovered later that I was completely sucked in or gone into full blown identification with the second one. This I realized later during the meditation, having stepped out and looked back at it. I intuitively sense that this has something to do with how the personality tries to survive, to give some reason for it’s continued identifications. But I’m not sure if this is new information or not, or how it helps. “

BeiYin’s Answer Mirror within a Mirror Contemplation (meditation)

Sitting in front of a mirror, what do you see?

1. The frame of the mirror.
2. The mirror within the frame.
3. You see the picture of yourself in the mirror.
4. You see yourself in the mirror.
5. You see yourself looking at yourself.
6. You are aware that you are looking at the picture in the mirror, seeing yourself that you are looking at yourself.
7. You are aware that you are observing.
8. You are aware that you are aware.
9. You are aware that you are being awareness.
10. You are awareness.

Now sit in front of the mirror holding a mirror on your chest facing to the mirror in front of you. What do you see?

1. The frame of the mirror.
2. The mirror within the frame.
3. You see the picture of yourself in the mirror holding a mirror.
4. You see yourself in the mirror.
5. You see yourself looking at yourself.
6. You see that you are looking at yourself also through the mirror in the mirror you are holding.
7. You are aware that you are looking at the picture of yourself in the mirror.
8. You are looking at the picture of yourself in the mirror realizing that there is a mirror in the mirror in the mirror and all pictures of yourself are looking at yourself. You are realizing that it seems to be an endless chain of mirrors with your picture in it looking at yourself.
9. You are aware that you are looking at this phenomenon.
10. You are realizing that the chain of seemingly endless mirrors is disappearing in a slight curve into the space of the depth of the mirror.
11. Thinking about it, you are realizing that if there is a curve, it will not go into the infinite space but will come back in a circle where it has started.
12. You realize that the observer is sitting within this circle and that there is no beginning and no end, there is just the observer…

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