All day long we think things and we feel things detrimental to our happiness and overall sense of well-being. These thoughts and feelings stem from issues going on in our lives or the myriad experiences and people we encounter every day. They fluctuate rapidly throughout the day, even through the course of an hour.
Often times, we can get consumed by them and these negative thoughts and feelings snowball and become more powerful and overwhelming. Our minds start racing. Sometimes we start envisioning all of these unwanted scenarios and though they are just in our imagination, our emotional reaction is as strong as if it were really happening in the moment. All of this can be paralyzing.
In an ideal world, we could find a way to completely rid ourselves of negative thoughts and feelings. Maybe it is possible, but I suspect that most of us will continue to grapple with this. If we cannot completely eliminate them, the goal then becomes reducing these negative thoughts and feelings as much as possible as well as squashing the power they have over us in the moment.
A key to winning this battle is realizing that you are not your thoughts and feelings, they are just temporary states that arise and pass away. You need to create that space between your consciousness and the thoughts and feelings. It is in this space that you can observe what is going on in your mind and body without getting all caught up in it. It is like being a third-party observer.
in order to do this, you need to get off auto-pilot and start building awareness of how you think and how you feel throughout the day. Check in with yourself. Pay more attention as negative thoughts and feelings start to manifest themselves.
One of the best ways to fully realize the separation is stillness and quiet, whether that involves formally meditating or just sitting in silence. In these moments, you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings because you are not doing the things we normally do to avoid paying attention to them. Observe without judgment. Remind yourself that these entities are not you, they are just something you are experiencing. This awareness takes away their power and reduces their intensity. When you do this regularly, this enhanced sense of awareness will be with you always, not just in the moments officially devoted to enhancing it.
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