I have a question.
If we are not our bodies,or thoughts or feelings etc..
would it be correct to treat this body and our life as if it were someone else's?
I know this sounds very sci fi..and makes me think of an alien invading someones body and thoughts or like a puppet being pulled with strings.
For example when i see this life as my own..this body as my own..this feeling as my own i tend to get to deeply attached..and i get lost in it...what i want ...what i need...what i hate...my painful sufferings..like getting churned into something before realizing hey wait a minute...this isnt me...
But the moment i don't think of it as my own i feel a sense of detachment...and when i am detached i see things more objectively...and it's much easier for me to be disciplined and self controled..as i feel like i am controlling someone else not myself...since it's hard for me to grasp the idea that i don't exist...do you think it's healthy to think of it as...
"I do exist but this isn't me".
It's just much easier to think this is not me this is B.Then this not me this is empty.
Do you think this is beneficial or not.
I hope you can understand what i mean as the idea just came to me.Any thoughts..