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Detach From Your Thoughts

Today’s meditation will help you detach from your thoughts so you can ease into the divine space of your true self.

A foundational concept of mindfulness is recognizing that you…your true self, your soul…are separate from your thoughts. That the things you think about are not you.

That, in fact, you are the observer of your thoughts.

Which is incredibly powerful.

Because knowing that allows you to choose to give energy to the thoughts that serve you well. Thoughts that bring you joy and help you create a life you love.

And also, to detach from your thoughts. You can choose to let the negative thoughts pass through you…the thoughts that don’t serve you well, so they don’t take root within you and bring you down.

So the intention of today’s meditation is to guide you through a visualization that will allow you to practice detaching from your thoughts. So you can connect deeply to yourself without their influence. And, so you can clearly see the power of choosing your thoughts wisely.

So, let’s begin…

Woman being detached from thoughts
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DETACH FROM YOUR THOUGHTS MEDITATION SCRIPT

Get yourself in a comfortable position, sitting or lying down,

And close your eyes.

Take your attention inward, feeling your breath move in and out of your body.

And just stay here for a bit.

PAUSE…

Inevitably, thoughts arise.

Maybe it’s a single thought, deepened by the emotions behind it.

Or maybe it feels like a rainstorm of thoughts, each drop coming down one after the other, making you feel fast-paced and maybe even anxious.

No matter how you’re experiencing your thoughts right now, just notice they are there.

In your mind…begging for your attention.

PAUSE…

woman observing each thought
Photographer: Emiliano Vittoriosi | Source: Unsplash

Now I want you to identify one thought in particular.

Maybe it’s a visual of a recent experience you had.

Or perhaps it’s a thought about things you need to get done.

Maybe a worry that you have,

Or even a memory that makes you happy.

Whatever it is, I want you to identify one thought.

And when you do, I want you to imagine this thought is floating above your head.

It might be in the form of words, or a picture or even a mini movie.

See your thought floating above you.

And imagine that it becomes encircled within a bubble.

A floating bubble that encapsulates your thought as it hovers over you.

PAUSE…

Notice you as the observer of this thought.

And take a moment to recognize any emotions that might be connected to this thought.

Happiness.

Stress.

Sadness.

Fear.

Love.

Watch as the inside of your bubble is infused with this emotion.

PAUSE…

thought bubble
Photographer: Zdeněk Macháček | Source: Unsplash

When you’re ready, I want you to silently say, I release you, and send the bubble away.

Detach from your thoughts.

PAUSE…

Watch it disappear into the distance and observe that you are still here.

PAUSE…

You’re going to continue this practice for the next minute or so, identifying any thought that comes up, placing it inside a bubble above your head, infusing it with any emotions that go with it and then…releasing it when you’re ready.

If you notice the thought is a good one, one that serves you and brings you joy…place that bubble in an imaginary basket beside you.

If the thought is not a good one, one that causes you stress or anxiety, or brings up negative emotions or causes you to shrink…watch that bubble float away and dissolve into the distance.

Detach from your thoughts.

If you find yourself getting lost in your thoughts or losing this vision, just come back to your breath to recenter yourself. And then start again.

You’ll continue to hear the music as you practice.

PAUSE…

woman breathing in and out detaching from thoughts
Photographer: Esther Driehaus | Source: Unsplash

Now bring your attention back to your breath.

Feeling the cool air come in, and the warm air come out.

Look at the basket beside you.

No matter if it is overflowing with good thoughts or there is only a single bubble inside, take a moment to feel grateful for all the thoughts, experiences and feelings that are here…right next to you.

You are the master of your life, my dear. And here is where it starts. In the noticing of your thoughts. Observing what serves you and what doesn’t.

And choosing with intention.

Namaste, Beautiful

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