If you can’t see it

In order to find our inner peace, we need to step away from the mind. We need to simply observe our thoughts, do not energise them by responding. The mind is like a magnet, it draws us into a vortex of unnecessary and often destructive thoughts.

The mind, however, has many strategies to deny us peace.

The majority of them are so normal, constantly there, like a static white noise in the background, that we are not even aware of them. The pattern just keeps repeating and we wonder why we stay stuck.

It is like a broken record that plays over and over with the same themes. It will tell us we are not good enough, a failure, not popular, not worthy, a bad this and a bad that and so on. The noise is there all the time and it is only when we become conscious that we can see them and hear them.

Our consciousness is a light and we can shine that light on the darkness of our thoughts that hide in the recesses of our mind.

If you can’t see it, you can’t change it.

Your dog

‘Cookie’ by Philip Dodson

Your dog has no opinions of itself or you.

That’s why it is always pleased to see you, always wagging its tail and is full of joy.

We as humans can also choose this, it simply means that we have to learn to observe and witness our own thoughts without evaluation. This will allow the judgemental thoughts to dissolve as we have not given them energy or acted upon them.

We can then see ourselves and others with no filters, wag our tails and be like the dog, free from the judgements of our mind.