Ok, let's consider this; EVERYTHING that is outside of your current Experiencing is story. (they may or may not be accurate, but as they are not part of Experiencing in this instant, they can only be conceptualized.)
All beliefs and opinions are story. Every word or
thought is story, even those 'original' thought/words used to
describe/communicate Experiencing (because by the time a word ABOUT it
is formed it is already only memory)
Only Experiencing is Reality for 'you'. In Experiencing there is no thought, no awareness. You are the
Experiencing. Experiencing is 'you'.
So in order to have awareness, we have to have thought. The awareness is description of an Experience (memory).
moment we have thought, we are in the realm of concept, of Story. In
order to communicate we need story. This is useful. We have a useful
story to enable the transfer of information to 'another'.
When does a story become the source of suffering ?
Is it when it adds something to the Experiential Reality ?
Is it when we respond to the conceptual instead of to the Experiencing ?
How do we Recognize when this occurs ? What triggers can we set that will evoke the Recognition ?
know that when Recognition that we are responding to a story happens,
that the response get 'short circuited', it gets dropped.
We also know that this de-conditions the habitual responding to this particular story.
So the key is the trigger.
we have it clear that it is conceptual additions to Experiencing, that
constitutes these stories, we can use the responding itself (the
responding that will be dropped when Recognition occurs) as the trigger.
emotion starts to rise, or has risen there will be investigation as to
whether it it emotion as a response to the Experiencing that is
occurring, or whether it is a response to something about that Experiencing.
If it is about it, then it is conceptual. This is SEEn and then reaction is dropped.