Thoughts, images and inner dialogue constantly occur in our minds.  We cannot prevent them from popping up but we can practice viewing them just as they are.

When we see our mind’s activity as passing we are better able to not get hooked into it.  This releases us from the automatic compulsions to act in our usual way.

Understanding our thoughts is helpful as well.  Our active thoughts/beliefs cause the emotional states that in turn play our in our bodies.  Once we are aware of our thoughts we can then do something about them if we wish.

When we notice our thoughts, we can examine them for truth and accuracy.  We can correct exaggerated interpretations about what is going on.  The more balanced our thoughts are the more balanced our emotional states become and that allows us to act in a more balanced and wholesome manner.

Micro Practice:  Follow these 3 breathing steps…

  1. Breathe and be present in with your breath.
  2. Breathe and gently observe your thoughts as just thoughts.
  3. Breathe and become present again.

Enjoy your day!

Thoughts/Images Meditation - 15 Minutes

by John Windisman | Optimistic Brain Meditations

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