Rarely does an animal need to confer with a concept of self before it expresses, acts and engages! Humans, however, edits who they are for effect to fit and position themselves in a created story of self and others.
When the constructs that enforces identity is seen by the seeker (the habituated thinking and feeling machinery and value perspectives) the many layers of conventional ways of being are gradually dropped in attunement to Nature, as in a responsive engagement to life arising.
In this clear, free and aware space something raw, real and intimately engaging appear, a receptive dialectic dance between polarities arise.
Here life has no preference, it simply appear and expresses itself as unique subtleties in intimate engagement. It becomes deeply responsive to life in self and seeming other. Unafraid, it just is what it is, as no doubt obscures action, or lack there off.
Life as in looking and searching for meaning ceases, as it is no longer living in a dominant identity, with a preference for a specific outcome, that is separate or preoccupied with a perception of self or other.
It is no longer concerned with positioning itself for effect as it has no fixed self it identifies with. It is neither concerned with evaluating, qualifying, measuring itself or other. The mechanism of thinking and feeling in the body/ mind connection is no longer an obstacle, as it no longer reside or rest in ideas of a (fixed or fluid) self.
Life is simply Logos in thesis, antithesis and synthesis. You become intimately responsive, as you are face to face with what life is, ‘complete as you and as other.’ All need to create or identify a story of self or others vanish, as no opposite is identified.
Nature become obvious when life finally receives itself in form.