When you are living only from your Chattering Mind you see yourself as a solid, set self. Your Chattering Mind has an entire story of who you think you are—a son, a daughter, a student, a soccer player, a good kid or a bad kid.
Your Chattering Mind has created an entire solid-feeling persona based on these roles. It feels so solid that when you first meet someone, after telling them your name, you quickly follow with telling them all the roles you play.
The habit of thinking of yourself in this way is so strong that at first it feels strange to even question it.
However, everything about you is continually shifting and changing. Look more closely at what you normally take to be the solid you—your body, Chattering Mind, emotions, perceptions and experiences.
Pay attention long enough and you’ll begin to see that these parts of you are all in a constant state of flux.
You are more like a living river of changing sensations, experiences, feelings and thoughts.