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.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
Living from a Place of Surrender by Michael Singer
“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.”
“The one inside who is aware that you are always talking to yourself about yourself is always silent. It is a doorway to the depths of your being.”
“Eventually you will see that the real cause of problems is not life itself. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes problems.”
“So there are two ways you can live: you can devote your life to staying in your comfort zone, or you can work on your freedom.”
Explore these and more in Living from a Place of Surrender by Michael Singer.
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