Have you ever noticed that there is a constant monologue going on in your mind? We all have it and it steadily narrates our lives. It tells us what we see, how we feel, what we should do, what we could have done better, what might happen next. Unfortunately, it is not objective – it has an agenda to maintain some semblance of safety and control. But this safety and control is an illusion. We can live life more freely and peacefully without this illusion.
People sometimes say “My Mind is driving me crazy. I can’t stop thinking about [fill in the blank]!” Well, that constant thinking you are hearing is not you! That’s right, YOU are the Observer of those thoughts. Realizing that this voice is present and that it is not you is the first step to freeing yourself from habitual thoughts (and sleepless nights).
So instead of allowing this constant chatter to continue in your head, you can start to pay attention and observe it. This will create an awareness that will stop you from getting caught up in the drama.
Meditation is a great tool to use to get started on this path. During your meditation practice recognizing your silent Observer. Start to observe your thoughts. Remember, the Observer does not talk. Just Quietly Observes. Practicing this will help free yourself from your habitual thoughts over time. That’s why we call it a meditation practice. Practice takes time. Be patient with yourself.
I learned these concepts from reading Michael Singer’s book The Untethered Soul. It’s a great read!
I can help you with this journey of freeing yourself from the incessant chatter in your head and creating a more peaceful life. If you are interested in exploring this topic further for yourself, click on “REQUEST A FREE CONSULT” Above and We Can Schedule a Call to Chat.