Does anyone else feel like they're on the inside looking out?
I feel like this often and I always notice when it happens.
I start moving and noticing the things around me and think, “I can move my arm… I’m walking… Why am I doing this? How do I know that I’m doing this? Am I really doing this? How can I hear myself talk, when I don’t hear a voice? I just know what it means…”
I never get these answers, but I suppose it has something to do with my mind-body separation process. My mind feels separate from my body somehow, and it’s like I’m in a body-suit. Like I’m on the inside looking out and my mind is the real ‘me’ that people can’t see. Then I feel a sudden connection, like they are the same thing, and I start asking those questions.
“Is this my arm? Is this my body?” Stuff like this is common, but it fades away and I feel separated again.
I do this voluntarily as well. When I feel pain or some other trauma inflicted onto my body, I think “This is not real. I don’t feel this.” And my face becomes stoic. I can either do it instinctively or not… It depends on my mindset at the time.
Does anyone feel similarly? Do you sometimes feel ‘on the inside looking out”?
Oh… This is my 40th question on here! Yay.
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