The heart's job is to beat, the lungs to breathe, and the brain to think. All are necessary for you to function, and they do so with no effort on your part.
As the brain does it's job, you can sift through the thoughts it offers, being careful to notice when those thoughts form chains, and when those chains of thoughts start to create stories about yourself and the world around you.
You can choose to be curious about the validity of those narratives, being especially cautious if they are bitter, hostile, mean, or toxically critical.
Be especially skeptical if you are weaving narratives of hate, blame, and disdain toward yourself.
Stories, by their nature, change as they are told and re-told. As you move through your wholeness journey, part of the work is to observe the stories you've constructed about yourself and others as they shift.
As you recognize your wholeness, those stories begin to move from critical to compassionate while maintaining healthy boundaries and balance. They become more authentic and emerge from a state of emotional stability and presence. Perhaps they are informed by fear, sure - but they are not controlled by it.
Cultivating abiding authentic presence with ourselves, connecting to consciousness & taking a break from mind, and making space for curiosity and compassion to replace the constant critical voice is essential to finding emotional freedom.
Those brain-beats we call thoughts - especially when strung together to conclude that you are something other than capable and lovable - can be noticed and then allowed to move along. Again and again and again - until you are able to just notice them without being consumed or creating a story..
Imagine a weaver, carefully selecting threads to go into fabric for a fine garment - be just as patient and vigilant as you sift through your thoughts to create your beliefs.
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