“I am learning to step back and observe my thoughts.”
This is what a practice such as Centering Prayer will do for you.
It helps you slow down.
You are not your thoughts.
You are not who your family, friends, employer or even the community says you need to be.
The ability to take a step back and observe your thoughts is true freedom.
They are just thoughts.
Many of them are just not true.
Do you ever find yourself getting caught up in an endless loop of destructive thoughts?
It really is not very productive.
It stops you from living in the present moment.
These thoughts stop you from doing the things you are capable of doing.
The next time you find yourself thinking thoughts that say you are not good enough, take a step back.
Separate them from you.
They are not you!
Let them go!
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