I may have groked what the Buddhist calls not-self, anattā.
I have had some part of my attention upon consciousness and time over the last few months. Not the surface definitions, not even the philosophical/physical conversation about the concepts. Instead, I have been attempting to grok the experience of consciousness and time.
That contemplation was my path to not-self. Compelling (if you happen to be “a set of causally interrelated psychophysical processes and events” collocated in space and time with my body and mind).
Now to determine if language can offer a way to talk about these. Time and Self are primary features of our communication.