Tag Archive for: Cognitive Distancing

You are NOT your Thoughts, so why be Afraid of Them?

When you meditate regularly, you realize that thoughts and feelings are always percolating up. They rise into the theatre of awareness, with no necessary logical order, then subside, connected by the loosest associations. You need not take your thoughts seriously. Let’s say someone knocked on your door. Would you drop everything, run to the door, fling it open, grab them by the collar, and hurl them into the living room? Absolutely not. But that's exactly what most people do with anxiety.