Hi, all. Been a while, and I'm hoping to benefit from the board's wisdom and cutting through nonsense.
The short version:
looking closely, impermanence everywhere.
still looking closely, impermanence nowhere.
"no problem" like anything else in meditation?
The long version:
During meditation, noticing impermanence is effortless, like seeing the sky is blue, no extra thinking necessary. But now and then, there's a sense of "zooming in". With the sky example, you don't see "blue" anymore and even feel surprised you thought the sky was anything at all. Nothing to describe, yet here it is anyway. It's most pronounced with walking meditation, like the walking is literally no longer happening, no impermanence, like slowing down a film until you see the individual frames and notice the pictures are not actually moving. But still there's the movie, the "whatever the hell this is". Step back and impermanence shows up again, the film is moving again.
I have not noticed this with dukkha or anatta.
I only ask because I know we are really good at misleading ourselves. I know of the primacy of impermanence, and to have an intuition that impermanence is no more the case than permanence seems like going astray. Is this nothing to worry about, and just to sit through like everything else?
Please take the above post with a grain of salt.