You are not your thoughts
Discover what’s beyond them
Find Your Middle Ground
One of the biggest steps towards awakening on the spiritual path is to realize that we are not our thoughts. When we sit quietly we begin to notice that our thoughts come and go. We are not the thoughts themselves, and we learn to witness them, our beliefs and the stories we create about the world.
As long as we believe that what we think and believe is the truth, we will stay in an unawakened state. In yoga this is called Avidya, or ignorance.
This is especially hard right now, with all the conflicting stories, beliefs and versions of the truth that we are being exposed to.
Taking time to pause before reacting to whatever you are reading or watching is key. This is when you can step back and see if this is true or not. It may be contrary to what you believe, and therefore you think is wrong. Or it may be exactly what you think, and it becomes the truth.
Be discerning rather than judging right or wrong.
This is a time to become a witness to our thoughts and stories, and our own susceptibility and gullibility as a human being.