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You Are Not Your Thoughts


Andy Puddicombe




This video explains some of the things you can try when you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts. After the video, take a few moments to observe your thoughts with curiosity, paying attention to how each one makes you feel.


You are not your thoughts. Every day we have 1000s of thoughts, emotions, urges, memories and feelings. From the time we wake up in the morning, all throughout the day, to when we lay down to sleep at night. No matter who we are, we all have thoughts swirling around in our heads. We even think and feel in our dreams.

Often, we don't realize how many thoughts we're having, and we get lost in them. Sometimes we're not even aware that we're thinking, we seem to be swimming in a sea of our own thoughts. When we are surrounded by our thoughts, it's easy to get caught up in them and react automatically. Sometimes, in ways we don't even mean to react. We might hold on to some thoughts, even when we don't want to. And it can feel like our thoughts are overwhelming. But thoughts are not facts. And they are not always true, even if they seem to be. Next time you feel caught up in your thoughts.

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