When we see the chatter in our minds during the day, or the mind is ruminating over something.. If I ask myself “who is this?” and begin to question, the chatter is interrupted and stops. I remember an instructor giving some example of observing a rabbit or some animal in a garden, any sudden moves and the rabbit flees, our ego hides (excuse me if that's incorrect or taken out of context). Is this because the inquiry is coming from the intellect rather than it being a conscious perceptive inquiry- like spying on the ego? In the lecture, Our True Nature, the lecturer talks about how the questioning can just turn into thinking and how it's important to learn to perceive how you perceive. It would be upsetting for us to believe we're meditating and transforming impressions, but really we're just thinking. Is the goal to be able to just watch the ego and inquire into it without interrupting it and without thought? Any advice would be much appreciated. I do understand I need to work harder (without exertion, of course).
Also, in the 3rd Meditation without Exertion lecture, the lecturer states “We tend to see everyone else through the projection of our own mind. So that's a very long topic we could spend several lectures just on that, but we need to move ahead.” Has there been any lectures since that have covered this, even partially?