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Two modes of Operation: the Thinker versus the Observer

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Excerpt one:

“Cultivate a Witnessing Awareness” from Mindfulness Skill Workbook for Clinicians and Clients

THEORY: “Being “aware of awareness” is a revolutionary idea for many people.

The idea is to notice what’s arising as it is arising.

This includes awareness of thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and physical surroundings.

It involves paying attention to what is happening in this moment and acknowledging and dismissing distractions.

The goal is to remain aware without trying to change anything. Observe and accept what you observe.

Awareness is the first step in eventually being able to change unwanted patterns.”

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Excerpt two:

“Bouncing Back”: Rewiring Your Brain For Maximum Resilience by Linda Graham

Put on your “observer” hat and reflect on the problem.

Become aware of whatever you’re experiencing thoughts, feelings, body sensations without becoming hijacked by them.

Come into a mode of objective observation: I notice I’m thinking this; I notice I’m assuming that; I realize I forgot to ask about this; I don’t even want to think about that.

As you observe your own process of trying to solve the problem, ask yourself, “What story am I believing now?” about yourself, about the situation, about others in the situation.

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Having a look at the thinker

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Consider our thinker, the part of us who thinks.

We can step back and observe our thoughts (thinker).

Who is this thinker?

He/she can be emotional, irrational and brilliant.

The thinker has limitations, boundaries and illusion.

The thinker is biased, influenced by memory, limited by our ego.

Is the “Ego” we created the thinker?

The”Ego” is fallable, adolescent and limited.

The thinker is fallable, adolescent and limited also.

Does happiness appear out of thought or a by product of thought?

For me happy moments appear with focus on the senses never while lost in thought.

Thinking is a small part of what the mind can do!

Expand your minds capability by a 1,000, meditate and engage your expansive side.

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