Sometimes someone expresses: "I know all this (Advaita stuff) and it's really, really seen clearly that there is no one, and yet, there is still a feeling of being a separate person."
And the response here is: where's the problem? I see no problem in "feeling like a (separate) person." If "feeling like a person" is arising, so be it. Doesn't mean a thing. Doesn't mean that there IS a separate person. Feelings arise, just like everything else, and have no more "truth" in them than the blackberry bush, for example.
We might say that a blackberry bush is Being "blackberry-bushing" and a person is Being "personing"....it's just the loving-to-be dance of THIS. I really can't speak to the feeling of "blackberry-bushing." And as for the feeling of "personing," well, it seems to be a bunch of sensations, thoughts, ideas, etc....which kind of glom together and seem to whip up more thoughts, which kind of coalesce into a "story".... but no, not really! That's already going too far.
Right here and now, there is no "cohesion" of thought, sensation etc. there is just....This....whatever it is...not separate from what IS. Where is the separate person?
A lot of seeking in the non-duality circles seems to be about stopping suffering, which is very understandable. But here again, suffering is also like the blackberry bush....it appears and disappears. Notice that suffering lives in memory only....or projection. It doesn't exist NOW. We might say that suffering can only exist in thought, whereas pain is a sensation. The two don't necessarily have anything to do with one another. Suffering revolves around the "me" story. We've already seen that that "story" doesn't hold up, NOW....so does suffering exist?
Feelings are also just what arises in THIS. So, "feeling" like a separate person (whatever that really means) is just not a problem. It happens (appears)....until it doesn't! But BEING has never moved, never separated, never been other than This...
Don't be fooled by sensations, feelings, thoughts, etc....there simply is no escape from Being! There is only now, now, now, now. The rest is a wonderful, mysterious, captivating story...made of YOU.