Just watch the mind talk, and keep relaxing and releasing. Fall behind the noise.
- Michael Singer
This is what a practice such as centering prayer can do for you.
You learn to take a step back and sit in a different seat.
You are the observer of your thoughts.
You get to choose which ones to hang on to and which ones to let go.
From this this seat you can clearly see that you are not your thoughts.
You are merely the observer.
That is true freedom.
They do not control who you are and what you can accomplish.
When you are nervous or anxious as you take on a new task, role or life event, simply make a decision to sit in this seat.
Relax, release these feelings.
Fall behind the noise.
Keep your feet moving.
You will be okay.
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