Pay close attention to your thoughts.
Thoughts are great teachers. They can be the gateway to the recognition of our true nature and they can provide insight into our unconscious beliefs. The moment we consciously recognise a thought, a process of dis-identification with mind and subsequent expansion of consciousness occurs.
When a thought arises, notice it. If you are able to notice the thought then clearly you are not the thought. You are separate from it. So who is the one noticing the thought? And where is the one observing this thought located? This type of enquiry and reflection can bring us closer to and allow us to experience the nature of our true self - pure, unlimited awareness.
When we connect with this aspect of ourselves, thoughts from the mind lose their power over us and we can simply notice them from a space of calm clarity. We can also reflect upon the type of thoughts which consistently arise in the mind. Are most thoughts self-hating or are they self-loving?
How we speak to ourselves with our inner-voice is an indicator of the unconscious belief patterns and traumas which are lodged within our system. With awareness all of these things are brought into the light of consciousness and anything which is not aligned with the truth of our being naturally falls away. ~ Louise 💙