BECOME THE OBSERVER OF YOUR MIND
The magical life force that moves through each of us is free and has been from the moment we took our first breath when we entered this world. As we grew we began to identify with our mind about who we are, what we should or shouldn’t be doing, who is right, who is wrong and to believe what our mind is telling us. Until one day when we wake up and realize, the messages we have been acting on from our mind are not serving us anymore. As a matter of fact, they are most probably causing suffering of some kind or generating fear about some thing.
If you choose to become the ‘observer’ of your mind and not act or react to everything that is running through it there is the opportunity to discover peace and freedom. The mind is brilliant and is a great tool for helping us to do the practical things in life we need to do, such as going to work, paying the bills, operating machinery, driving cars, grocery shopping, learning etc. but all the other incessant chatter that goes on is nothing, there is no point to it. You will see this to be true when live in awareness and begin to become the observer of your thoughts.
When you go to sleep at night and wake up and realize you had a dream, who realized you had a dream, who or what was observing your dream?
Make a point of being the observer of your thoughts when you are awake, just as you are in your dream state. Become aware of what story is running through your mind throughout the day and if it has nothing to do with the practical things you need to do in life, choose to just be the observer of the thought instead of letting the thought control your very being. It really is that simple ~ and the outcome is amazing. It does take vigilance to be mindful of your thoughts and not to act on them. Just let them be present, no need to do anything with the thought, no thing at all.
When we believe the thoughts running through our mind are real, they can change our mood and how we feel, if we believe the thought to be true. For instance, if your mind is telling you a story about something you do not have, that you should have, something that you will never have it can certainly begin to deplete your spirit but when you choose not to believe the mind in that moment, it begins to realize you are not reacting to what it has to say, when awareness is present thought appears to fall away. Next time you mind produces a thought ask your self ‘is this true, really?”
My experience has been when you become the observer of your thoughts the trivial chatter that goes on in your mind begins to stop and your mind is no longer ruling your heart. The heart can answer any question you have for it, maybe not in your time frame and maybe it does not always give you the answer your mind would like to have, but it will always be true. When we move from our heart in life, and not from a place of fear created in our mind, life becomes simple. Be the observer of your thoughts today, let them come and let them go, choose not to act on any story that is being told in your mind and then see what happens.
Honor your spirit and walk towards the journey your heart desires.
Lorraine Wilson has been on a journey of self discovery for many years. She openly shares her experience with others and offers hope, inspiration and an invitation to “Keep Life Simple” through self inquiry and offers one on one support to individuals who desire to investigate their life journey.
Lorraine has been influenced and is incredibly grateful for the teachings of Gangaji, Adyashanti, Eckart Tolle, Pamela Wilson, Muni and His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. She has worked in the field of communications and broadcasting for over 30 years and utilizes her communication skills as a program facilitator for Keeping Life Simple Programs and as a guest speaker to inspire others.
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