Shaila Catherine: .. thoughts just air without action!


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“The primary challenge in developing awareness of our thoughts is not recognizing that they are thoughts.
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You do not need to get rid of thoughts, just cease to believe them.
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If you are not seduced by the story that they represent, the thoughts will not disturb your mind.
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Tenzin Palmo, a nun in the Tibetan tradition wrote:
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There is the thought, and then there is the knowing of the thought.
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And the difference between being aware of the thought and just thinking is immense.
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Normally we are so identified with our thoughts and emotions, that we are them.
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We are the happiness, we are the anger, we are the fear.
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We have to learn to step back and know our thoughts and emotions are just thoughts and emotions.
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They’re just mental states. They’re not solid, they’re transparent.
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A well-settled mind is not devoid of thought, but at the same time it is not seduced by the stories.
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You needn’t buy into the storyline just because you thought it.
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Instead of believing your thoughts, inquire:
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Can I actually know this?
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Is this sure?
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Work directly with the energy of thinking, unseduced by the content of the thought.
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When you connect with a thought as just a thought, there is no distraction.
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It is just what it is, nothing more and nothing less.”
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4 responses to this post.

  1. I like this post, however, triggers are difficult to control because they often blindside me, so I react. I’m learning slowly how to control them, but after years of trauma and living in the repercussions of it because of my illness, makes it difficult. Every time I open my eyes in the morning, the constant reminder (my bedridden, paralyzed body) smacks me in the face and all those years flood in.
    I have to readjust before I can get on with my day. But, what you shared is helpful.e f

  2. You are very brave and have a will to live fully. Control is something we all feel we have. It is a mirage.

    Life is difficult and not easy, when we feel the emotional need to grasp and become needy.

    Look at the beacon of hope you are, in the face of your challenges, you give to others and share.

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