Or we could argue that it begins at conception. Use them as tools, but don’t be fooled that you are them. You are the radio receiving and transmitting thoughts, but not the thoughts themselves. The mind has a mind of its own. Don’t touch it at all and you will remain untouched by it.”. There is a remedy. The moment we try to define it, it is not IT any more. If they were part of your essential nature, they would always be present. Stripped of all these concepts, ideas and beliefs, is there still a ‘you’ present? They make you human. It’s a buzzing mind I reckon that keeps me alive, re-think, helps me perceive life experiences and dig out simple wisdom from quiet introspection. Nothing on this planet, in this universe, exists as a thing. The Bible offers good news! It’s perfectly possible to experience feelings of sadness and remain totally happy. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. you say. Many thanks! Most of which you did not design consciously. You are not your thoughts, ideas, beliefs, concepts and models. In his introduction to the method, the founder, Hale Dwoskin, uses a great analogy to illustrate our true relationship with the mind. But when I speak out words of hatred toward someone else, I am pointing them directly to myself. I go into this topic in more detail in my book “Awaken The Happy You.”. PAGES OF. I am working on a project called How to Love Your Little Monster that refers to the child that accepted judgement, labels, and programming as personal truth when the fact is that in this current system of things, meaning the world and its worldly ways, we are subdued. Those who live life directly. I am at this present time suffering from a period of mental turmoil,anxiety, and feelings of hopeless . We are all in our own separate theaters, witnessing entirely different shows, and yet we behave as it we are in the same audience, watching the very same event we call life. So, it really doesn’t exist as a single “thing.” It exists as part of a system – as part of the universe. Until now! It can be alluded to or pointed at but not expressed. This allows one to become removed from the habitual pattern we fall into – believing that we are what we think. Here are my thoughts on this, and I would like others to share. I understand this practice when done in stillness but not as you go through you day in between stillness with self and interacting with other people. One is constantly changing , the other one is timeless and ever the same. This is the disease. When I love other people, I am also doing a great service to myself. Great question! Haven’t rewritten it yet. 16.3k Likes, 0 Comments - Maxi Lopez (@officialmaxilopez) on Instagram: “if you are not your thoughts, Then Who are you ?” My thoughts are my own but they do not describe me. Hope this helps. But it’s work I’m very willing to do! Thank you Shilpan. "The first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. But what should be the next steps in order to act ? 5 - excited. If you really were your anger, your sadness or the broken person your mind would have you believe you are, it would be your continuous experience. I am not even the mind” and I got really interested in this concept. View my privacy policy. You could say they are impersonal, in that you play no part in their appearance and disappearance. It can be applied anywhere. It goes against everything we have been conditioned to believe all our lives. Is love just a passing emotion not continuous and is to be observed but not really a part of who we are? Soil and nutrients, water, bees to pollinate it, sunlight, a planet with our exact atmosphere of air, etc. I am glad to be your friend. Emotional love comes and goes within a greater you. But think of it logically, You can only be one of two things. I had read many transformational books before that, but this one blew my mind. If I have ten things to do on today’s list, and I “feel” like painting today, I will acknowledge the thought and weigh in on doing what I feel like vs. what I have on my list. Everything in your experience would suggest otherwise. Hi I do get what you are saying but without connecting to the thoughts and emotions as an idea of who you are. Sitting or lying down are both fine. They speak in your voice. We usually say that it begins when they are born, but the fetus lives before that so we could say life begins at a certain number of weeks of pregnancy. Take a few deep breaths and as you exhale, do so with a sense of releasing, a sense of letting go. A thought or a feeling? Love is a beautiful emotion to experience but can you truthfully say that it is always present. If I am in a situation that makes me feel happy – what should I do? The only thing that makes an emotion positive or negative is mental commentary. The spiritual teacher Papaji said: “Don’t be a person in love. If it lands on 3, then you are bored. Realising you are not your thoughts is a pivotal moment in each person’s spiritual journey. Then what should I do with emotions? Positive or negative emotions both? Some traditions say that who you really are existed before the appearance of this body and will continue to exist long after it is gone—that the body is a garment you wear for this lifetime and thoughts are part of the package that comes with it. Thank you for this beautiful article. Uni — meaning “one.”. Although the feeling is pretty all-encompassing to me. Boy, was this something I struggled with for a long time. You are not your thoughts | You are the awareness that remains when you stop thinking Who you think you are is not who you are. Your real mind is almost unknown to you. If you don’t, you… It struck me for the first time in 1997, after reading “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. It offers an interesting perspective on our relationship with thoughts (you’ll find an audio version below). It asks you to have another look at the way you’ve got things set up in your mind. That’s great Jonathan. And then “I” came crashing back! Note that the pen isn’t attached to your hand. In that space is our power to choose our response. Well, you could measure the diameter by it’s visible fire. take a pen and roll it back and forth in the palm of your open hand. He has been, without doubt, one the most important and inspirational teachers on my own  journey. They are known only to you. It is the idea of Unity that will help everyone break free of their limitations and feel a breath of fresh air, maybe for the first time in their lives. For each negative thought you have, become aware of it first of all, then examine why you are having such thoughts and let the negative thought go. Am I supposed to be completely indifferent to them? Now empty yourself of any concepts, beliefs or knowledge you have about the world. You’re not defined by the things that make you human, otherwise known to some as “flaws.” The physical are just descriptors that make you easier to identify by others, they don’t define who you are. ‘Tired thoughts in a tired mind’ Your thoughts get exaggerated BECAUSE you are feeling anxious. Right now. Everybody is! You are grown now. When you transcend the experience of duality — of dividing the universe up into separate “things” — you experience the reality of bliss, love, peace — and oneness. A system. I have been on this journey for some time now and I still feel a bit lost. They may be a part of who you are in this moment. 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