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    You Are Not Your Thoughts

    en-usJune 09, 2023

    About this Episode

    Welcome to today’s episode of The Mindset Mentor Podcast where today we are going to actually get pretty deep…

    If I were to ask you, “Who are you?” , what would you say?

    Would you tell me who you’re married to, what your family is like, what your upbringing was, your religion, or where you work, etc?

    Yea if you’re being honest most people would answer with exactly that. But the truth is that those things are not WHO YOU ARE. Those are simply things you’ve identified yourself with overtime.

    What I want you to understand is that you are more than your programming. You’re more than your circumstances. You’re more than your thoughts.

    Just as the bird example where the bird wants to keep the water calm, and have some form of control so they don’t feel helpless… the same thing happens with humans and our minds.

    When our minds go crazy and we try to control it by forcing peace… that never works for the long term.

    In this episode you’re going to walk away knowing, understanding, and believing that you no longer are a victim to your thoughts. You have more control over your life than you realize.

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Don't limit yourself based on your surroundings; adapt and navigate through life's ups and downs, and remember that you are always capable of spreading your wings and flying higher.
    • Focus on discovering the essence of your being and realize that external factors do not define your true self. Practice being calm and learn to observe your thoughts without getting caught up in them. Overcoming struggles and finding peace begins within.
    • You are not defined by societal labels. Recognize your true consciousness and manage your thoughts and reactions intentionally for success.
    • Remembering that we are beyond our thoughts and letting them pass can bring calm and peace within ourselves.
    • Our state of mind governs our life. Accepting that life has ups and downs, and learning to let go of worries and anxiety, allows us to live in the present and not let external circumstances control us.
    • Most worries never come true and letting them control you is not helpful. Practice mindfulness to stay calm and centered and connect with your natural state of mind. Remember, you are not your thoughts.
    • Allowing anxious thoughts and feelings to pass without resistance can help calm the mind and reduce anxiety. Just like a passing cloud, acknowledging them can lead to peace.
    • Calming the mind requires surrendering and observing rather than fighting against the chaos. Acceptance and patience are key in moving towards inner peace.
    • Embrace your emotions without resistance or judgment; listening to your inner voice and focusing on goals brings inner peace and contentment.
    • Observe negative thoughts without identification, let them pass and find peace within the consciousness. Practice stillness like a calm lake, not always in 'do' mode.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Embracing Our True Nature to Reach Our Full Potential

    We should not forget our abilities and identities due to our surroundings. Like the bird in the lake, we must not stay in our comfort zones for too long and forget that we are capable of more. When we identify too closely with something we become limited by it. We must spread our wings and embrace our true nature to grow and reach our full potential. Life has its ups and downs, and we should not try to control it. Instead, we should learn how to adapt and navigate through it. Remember that we are not limited by our current situations, and we are always capable of spreading our wings and flying higher.

    Control Your Inner State, Not Your External Circumstances

    We should learn to be calm in every situation and not try to control everything around us. We should focus on controlling our internal state and realize that we are not our thoughts or external circumstances. Instead, we are the consciousness or silent witness behind our programming. The things we have or the labels we put on ourselves do not define who we are. We should ask ourselves 'Who are you?' and keep asking until we reach the essence of our being. By doing so, we can overcome the struggles of the human condition and find inner peace.

    The True Essence of Being

    You are not your age, career, religion, or any other label placed upon you by society. In essence, you are a conscious being, a clean slate from the moment you were born. You are more than just your programming, personality, circumstances, and thoughts. Identifying yourself with these things creates a need for control, similar to how a bird tries to calm the water by controlling it. However, forcing the mind to calm down is not the solution. Instead, accept the thoughts and feelings that arise, just as the bird accepts the waves, and then intentionally choose your response, like the bird chirping to calm the water. Success lies in understanding who you truly are and learning to manage your mind through intentional action.

    Finding Peace by Letting Thoughts Pass

    Identifying ourselves with our thoughts and fighting against them only creates more chaos in our minds. We need to remember that we are also pure consciousness beyond our thoughts and allow our minds to just calm down. Just like the bird forgot that it could fly and identified itself with the choppy water, we forget who we truly are beyond our programmed thoughts and beliefs. Instead of fighting the waves of our thoughts, we need to let them pass. By doing this, we can experience calm and peace within ourselves.

    The Power of a Controlled Mind: Letting Go and Living in the Present

    Our life is the state of our mind. We often let our thoughts control us and worry about the future, even when everything is calm in the present. We need to acknowledge that life is up and down, and we cannot control everything. If we resist it, it will become worse. We should learn to have a controlled mind and let it go with the flow. The bird in an ocean symbolises that our lives are the state of our mind and how we learn to react to the waves and not to let the waves control our day-to-day lives. We should not let the past or anxiety become our identity. Live in the present and do not worry about what is out of your control.

    Overcome Worry by Understanding the Power of Mindfulness

    Psychologists found that 85% of what you worry about will never happen, and only 3% of your worries may actually come true. So, learn to let life pass and let your mind do what it's going to do. Just like the water on a lake, the natural state of your mind is calm. Identify that your mind is not who you are and don't let your thoughts control you. Don't ruin the present moment thinking about what could happen and overthinking things. Mindfulness is key to keep yourself calm and relaxed. Don't identify yourself with your worries, but instead, identify yourself with your calm natural state of mind.

    Letting go of anxiety: The power of letting the mind be

    Trying to control, resist or fight with anxious feelings makes it worse and last longer. It's better to let it pass by allowing the mind to do what it's going to do. The more we let it be, the faster it goes away. It's like a passing cloud that just kind of goes by. Water becomes clear and calm only when it's left alone. Same with the mind. So, instead of forcing a quiet mind, just leave it alone and let it be. By doing so, we can reduce anxiety, calm the mind and find peace.

    Surrendering and Letting Go of Control for Inner Peace.

    Surrendering and letting go of control is key to calming the mind. Fighting against it only prolongs the chaos. Meditation is not about having no thoughts, but rather watching and observing them. The natural state of the mind is calm, and allowing the craziness to pass is essential. Like a hurricane, it's best to hunker down and let it pass rather than resisting and trying to calm it. Big life events can cause intense stress and chaos in the mind, but surrendering and observing rather than fighting can help calm it down. Acceptance and patience are important in the journey towards inner peace.

    Finding peace through acceptance of emotions.

    Allow yourself to feel the emotions that come with big life events instead of resisting them. Trying to fight these emotions will only create more waves and prolong the time it takes to calm down. Remember that you are not your thoughts or emotions, but the consciousness behind them. Don't identify with the good or bad side of you, but instead focus on the angel on your shoulder and listen to what it is telling you. Follow your goals and take care of yourself, even if there are voices in your mind telling you otherwise. By allowing thoughts and emotions to come and go, you can find peace within yourself.

    Mastering the Mind for Inner Peace

    Our minds are constantly battling with negative thoughts and memories of failure, making it counterproductive to always be in 'do' mode. Instead, we should observe our thoughts like passing clouds, letting them pass and eventually calming our minds. The key is to master our minds and not be imprisoned by them, realizing that we are the consciousness and not the thoughts in our minds. Just like a lake can be calm again after a storm, our minds can also become calm and peaceful. Therefore, when we notice negative thoughts, the best thing to do is not to fight them, but to let them pass and not identify ourselves with them.

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