That’s Just Ducky! June 2, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Spirit & Ego.
Ego (the false self, the illusionist, the imposter, the story-teller) will do anything to keep us off balance.
It is always churning the waters.
When we practice mindfulness, we no longer believe all the thoughts we think.
We let go of the notion that “I think IT, therefore IT is.”
Instead, our authentic self (the still silent observer) watches the ticker-tape parade of thoughts pop up in rapid-fire succession.
As our awareness increases, our aim improves. We get better at shooting toxic thoughts down as soon as they pop up.
Instead of being thrown off balance by non-productive thoughts, we watch Ego’s ineffectual attempts to “stir the pot” with detached amusement.
We see that Ego is just a big fat QUACK!
Once we “wake up,” the stormy seas left in Ego’s wake dissipate.
Instead of getting worked up over this, that, and the other thing (or even nothing at all), we mindfully manage our thoughts.
I am not the thoughts I think.
My thoughts are not “me.”
I am the silent observer of thoughts that arise.
The detached witness.
I can identify with the thoughts Ego tosses at me.
Or allow them to drift away.
”What are you ~ a god, an angel, a saint?”
“No,” replied The Buddha, “I am A-W-A-K-E.”
Aah . . . that’s better!