When we speak from our center, we are present with the audience, but we lose our center when we let the Other as audience view us as a object. That is stage fright. I see myself through the eyes of the other as an object while at the same time I see myself as the eye that sees. There are then Two Me’s, two Ones, the one that sees the audience, and the One that is seen by the audience. This creates panic because there can be only One Me, not Two. Who am I? Am I one or am I two different me’s The mind then oscillates between these two choices of me, and unable to choose because they are both me, the oscillation increases in a self feeding loop of panic and paralysis.
It is helpful if you can become interested in observing this phenomena as a dysfunctional operation of consciousness, a wound in consciousness itself, the panic when two Me’s appear and there can only be one, but we must choose and we can’t.
Noticing this Oroboros, seeing this self consuming snake restores Center because SEEING the whole resonates Oneness. Also focusing on that which is not thought, like breathe, feet, something that is not your panicking mind helps. Restores ground. But becoming interested in seeing the Oroboros in action is Tolle practice because you have to be OK with the panic, Ok with the dilemma in order to see the whole of it, the ONEness in the two. SEEING is the ONE that transcends the duality of consciousness when it is caught in the throws of the Oroboros. Stage fright a wonder gift and opportunity to observe the wound in action. This wound is fundamental to all suffering. This wound is fundamental for liberation, which is the transcendence of the wound of the Two Me’s through Awareness.