The Mind is Not to Be Trusted — But Its Observer Is

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“The key is to be quiet. It’s not that your mind has to be quiet. You be quiet.

You, the one inside watching the neurotic mind, just relax.” – Michael Singer

Working with our minds isn’t easy. But maybe we’re approaching this work in a wrong way?

When I was younger, I took pride in how busy my mind always was.

…until I realised that’s not necessarily a good thing (oh-oh). To be constantly lost in tought, unable to detach from that uncontrolable flow, and, on top of everything, believing that flow, is one tiring way to live.

Since then, I’ve been trying to be….mindful…about mindfulness — in a very imperfect way.

To do that alone, without anyone’s help, would be super difficult, not fun, and just unnecessary, I reckon.

That’s why, we should take any companion – any teacher, concept, framework, friend! – we can to help ourselves on this mindfulness journey.

Michael Singer is such a companion.

I have previously recommended one of his talks here but I have discovered another beautiful episode of his podcast (that is, his recorded teachings) that I want to share with you now.

It will also explain the choice of visuals for this article! “Why birds, Justina?” You’ll see!

This teaching that takes one metaphor and develops it so beautifully and profoundly. You and your soul will enjoy it — and it’s also really fun!

I hope you take the time to listen to it and remember not to keep yourself stuck in stormy waters.

You can also listen to this episode on Spotify!

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