Mind is a kind of nature. "Nature" here means a natural phenomenon that has its own unique characteristic, its own unique functions.
For example, fire is nature. Unlike any other nature, its unique CHARACTERISTIC is *hot* and its FUNCTION is to *burn* and produces *heat* and its EFFECT *changes* the content of what it burns.
Similarly, mind is NATURE too. This nature is unique on its own. Wherever it is found, it has the universal CHARACTERISTIC of formless, colorless, shapeless. Its FUNCTION is knowing, perceiving, feeling and mental formation. Its EFFECT is experience.
For example, happiness is an experience. Sadness too an experience. Do you notice "I am" too is an experience? It is found in every mind. "I am" is an experience, NOT an experiencer. Holding on is another experience. Like and dislike also are experiences. In fact EVERYTHING found within the mind is nothing more then characteristic, function and effect. All these can be DIRECTLY KNOWN.
Though "I am" is an experience, it gives you A SENSE of a self, an experiencer. Experiencer is a EXPERIENCE. That is just a MANIFESTATION. Not really a self. "Self" too is an experience, not a "person" or "animal" or "being". Those are NATURE of physicality - it has form, shape and color, unlike mind.
On the same note, "holding on" is an experience. Purely an experience, nothing more then that. But it gives A SENSE of MANIFESTATION of grip. Of not letting go. JUST A MANIFESTATION. An experience. It can't really, truly "hold on" as it is impersonal, changing and unsubstantial.
You know what it mean by "manifest"? Only APPEARS to be. Only a DISPLAY. Like a demonstration. Like an apparition taking place. Not really real as solid, as form. That is why you can't claim it. "Claim" can happen, but just an experience. You cannot own it. "You own it" can take place, but a manifestation, APPEARING TO BE. "Ownership" too can take place, BUT as a mere experience, a display, a manifestation, APPEARING TO BE only. Not really taking place as solid, as personal, as substantial. On the contrary it is IMPERSONAL (non-self, anatta), CHANGING (impermanence, anicca), UNSUNSTANTIAL (unsatisfactory, dukkha)
Nature belongs to no one and is impersonal (no-self). It plays out.
It is not me, mine or I. It is impersonal. The mind can have "me, "I" or mine, and its manifestation of ownership, holding on etc, but all are just A DISPLAY, like a stage where happening takes place but just a DISPLAY. In this case the "stage" all taking place in this NATURE call mind. Suffering too is an experience.
Its up to each mind to experience anything. Governed by cause and effect, no experience happened by chance in the mind. Simply unfolding nature of cause and effect.
Concentration can be produced in the mind but just AN EXPERIENCE. Cannot last, cannot make it personal. Yet they can happen as an experience of being personal - but all just an appearance - appears to be.
When anything is being produced in the mind, experiences is the effect, as a manifestation. The happening that seems unending, tho it actually comes and goes is what the meaning "samsara" is - taking place, taking place, taking place. Not "over again". Not something that repeats from old. Merely a process of new, new, new.... so long as effect of it takes place.
So when you meditate, are "you creating more new experiences" or are "you REALIZING all these are happening, manifesting, appearing?"
Is the introduction of awareness to the mind leading to more manifestation? Or realizing manifestation is taking place?