A new thought about mindfulness was introduced to me today.
Whenever thoughts come into my consciousness, I can simply acknowledge the thought but not react to it or attach emotions to it. I can learn to not engage with the thought.
For example, if a thought of anxiety comes into my mind, instead of following the narrative of that worry by trying to solve it or predict how it will affect my future, I can simply notice the thought but not dwell on it. If a thought comes into my mind that brings judgment, I can choose not to engage with that thought but just acknowledge it as a judgmental thought.
I become an observer of my thoughts – not a participant. I acknowledge the thought, but do not engage with it.
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