Not only that, but our thoughts are not even OUR thoughts. It has no preferences and remains unaffected by whatever thoughts pass through. https://www.thinklessandgrowrich.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/youarenotyourthoughts.m4a, 8 Signs You May Be Having A Spiritual Awakening, Why You Don’t Need A Peaceful Mind To Experience Peace, What You Resist Persists—How To Embrace Life Just As It Is, Gratitude Is The Bridge To Your Authentic Self, How To Quieten The Mind And Unlock Your Inner Treasure. So, it really doesn’t exist as a single “thing.” It exists as part of a system – as part of the universe. This is spiritual bypassing. BE LOVE.” Love is the ground of who you are beyond thoughts, feelings and emotions. Everything in your experience would suggest otherwise. When I realised thoughts were just thoughts and I can take them or leave them i felt free but it’s also a little overwhelming.. who have I been all this time ? I was in a spiritual organisation many years ago who taught that all you have to do to be spiritually awake is to never entertain your thoughts, feelings etc. Our spoken human languages necessitates the division into objects. There is one physical world here on earth, but billions of different internal worlds. Until now! And the idea of myself came back too. But when I speak out words of hatred toward someone else, I am pointing them directly to myself. The ‘you’ you take yourself to be today is very different from the 10 year-old, 20 year-old or 40 year-old you. Thanks a lot! Look to the child for guidance in spirit and truth. We are either conscious of our thoughts and emotions… or not. “The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. I used to like to think myself in others’ shoes when I watch movie, anime, or in real life because I loved getting emotional and feel for the individuals, but after practicing mindfulness, I lose interest and find it pointless to make emotional rollercoaster. There is still quite some work to do, to keep practicing observing thoughts and moving away from the old conditioned mind pattern. So we divide the world up into separate “things.” Things that do not exist by themselves. Your thoughts, feelings and emotions are not who you really are. Experienced through your physical being. You don’t have to engage with them at all if that’s what you choose. For me, mindfulness has made me a more compassionate and loving person. I’m trying to really understand, but it’s tough. It’s the same with your emotions. Key Bible Verse: Proverbs 23:7. You are the radio receiving and transmitting thoughts, but not the thoughts themselves. This is freedom. 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. 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. Or choose to live in the moment at all times, and do away with the patterns a self-image creates altogether. Most conversations hold a lot of meaning or emotions. An Insight From Bio-Feedback Brain Training. Uni — meaning “one.”. Keep that in mind for a second while we talk about the next important point. We affirm that since we are the experiencer of the thought, they must be true. It limits you to keep you safe. You observe and choose to act or not act upon the ideas, even the happy ones. How big is the sun? This is clearly not the case. To be clear, it’s not okay if these thoughts are distressing, and it’s definitely not okay that you find yourself at the end of your rope. Let’s take a closer look. The pen represents any thoughts, feelings or emotions that are present right now. I think there is a danger of seeing emotion as something alien, and therefore every time strong emotions arise – we think there is something wrong. They make you human. Empty? Emotion is not just of the mind like a computer printout. Thoughts occur through you, like a radio transmitting a frequency signal. A combination of the things I’ve mentioned above plus this extra almost divine little spark? Hi Helena, Yes, it really does change everything when you see you are not your thoughts and that engaging with them is optional. Help! I stumbled upon a guided meditation that chanted “I am not the body. You are not the signal, but the receiver of the signal. Happy thoughts appear, sad thoughts appear but awareness itself doesn’t change. How could they not be who you are? It is one. You believe that you are your mind. The point is this: We set an arbitrary definition that life begins on the birthday. If all of those things go away, who are you? You say “it seems very robotic or zombie-like being present without thought”. You are the infinite awareness. Jesus. Soil and nutrients, water, bees to pollinate it, sunlight, a planet with our exact atmosphere of air, etc. The mind has a mind of its own. Realising you are not your thoughts is a pivotal moment in each person’s spiritual journey. 16.3k Likes, 0 Comments - Maxi Lopez (@officialmaxilopez) on Instagram: “if you are not your thoughts, Then Who are you ?” Say, your GF who you love so much is screaming at you, you notice the anger and sadness in you arising, so you observe it, don’t name them. The Bible offers good news! Not your body. One is constantly changing , the other one is timeless and ever the same. 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