The Real Self (and Thought) – January 14 2020

Eventually it will be seen that all thoughts are resistance. They are all images that the mind has made to prevent us from experiencing what actually is. When we have been letting go for a while and have begun experiencing what is really going on, we will laugh at our thoughts. Thoughts are fakes, absurd make-beliefs that obscure the truth. Pursuing thoughts can keep us occupied endlessly. We will discover one day that we are right where we started. Thoughts are like gold fish in a bowl; the real Self is like the water. The real Self is the space between the thoughts, or more exactly, the field of silent awareness underneath all thoughts.

David Hawkins, MD, PhD, Letting Go

The real Self is what we are. Finding our real Self is the end goal of all spiritual work. The one place the real Self is guaranteed never to be found is in our thinking.

Today I will take at least a moment in the morning and a moment in the evening to notice my thoughts, rather than to be identified with my thoughts. I will take a breath and feel myself present in the room, in the body, in the feelings and emotions that move through me, and when I start to think about what I am doing, I will gently bring my attention back away from the thoughts.

Thistle, Abandoned House, back road, Utah

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