You are not your thoughts (a note on the Shinzen Young hear/rest meditation technique)

You are not your thoughts.

As you learn in this meditation technique, it’s easily possible to sit back and observe all the crap that spews out of your brain. As you’ll quickly find out, “you” are the observer, and all those thoughts — I’m too fat, I’m not smart enough, I’m too sexy for my shirt — just keep spewing out of your socially-conditioned brain machine.

Observing the thoughts is the beginning of ending them.

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Shinzen Young hear/rest noting medtation technique