The Heart of Meditation: be the Observer

 

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The third kind of detachment is subtler. . .

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It involves letting go of our attachment to being the thinker,

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the one who identifies with the thoughts and desires, . .

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the one, in fact, who constantly, if unconsciously, chooses to think. .

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Instead we identify ourselves with the witness, the watcher of thoughts. . .

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We don’t try to cast out thoughts. .

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We let them be there, but we pull back from them. . .

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We identify with the one who watches the thoughts. . .

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