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Stop the Thoughts! (Freedom from Thoughts)

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

There is sometimes a misconception with meditation/presence that the purpose is to have no thoughts, stop thoughts from flowing, or to eliminate thoughts. This is not exactly what being free of thoughts means.

Thoughts do subside and minimize in meditation/presence, but being free of thoughts, or freedom from thoughts, has a different meaning.

Being free of thoughts means that you are no longer ruled by the thoughts. You see them for what they are and are no longer mindlessly directed by them. Thoughts will still be there, and they will appear in your awareness, and… you simply see them. What you will see are unconscious thoughts that have been impacting you without being aware of them. Notice these! Don't get involved with them, simply notice.