Life is first the step you take, and then the ground you tread upon.
If the see-er is the seeing, why see at all since it keeps you inside your mind? It doesn’t keep you inside your personal mind. It makes you present to the universal mind. It has nothing to do with the personal mind. Just as plants come from the soil, individual mind arises from a base energy that allows any mind to be possible.
That which powers the mind? Yes. What is this energy? It’s gone by a lot of different names; manas, chaos, the prime mover, the alchemical prima material. First matter from which all differentiated matter arises.
If I can’t get to it, what is left to do? Let it get to you. The force of awareness is present in the objects of awareness. The advice that people give “Don’t let it get to you” is very bad advice. Don’t be dismissive of subjective experience, emotion, personal interpretation. These stem from reality and it isn’t a reality you created. Don’t let familiarity breed contempt.
Don’t be dismissive. You mean to not want an unpleasant gut feeling to go away? No. Acknowledge that you want the unpleasant gut feeling to go away, and acknowledge that it’s there. Accept both experiences.
Maybe to see the energy of the feeling? Yes. That’s interesting. That’s good. Life is more interesting then most people think it is.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.