Lesson # 10
My thoughts do not mean anything.
The bumper sticker reads “Don’t believe everything you think.” and we think all kinds of stuff which this lesson encourages us to consider don’t mean anything. The tag line to today’s exercise, “This idea will help to release me from all that I now believe.”
The lesson encourages us to just witness our thoughts without judgment and letting go of any attachment to them.
One person described his thoughts as “the room mate in my head.” The room mate in your head is chatting to you incessantly even in your sleep when you dream. It makes you wonder, “Is there no peace?” It would be nice if there was an on/off switch and the constant chatter of our thoughts could just be turned off.
Unitarian Universalist covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning and this truth and meaning is to be found within not without. Genuine truth and meaning is to be found beneath the chatter of the ego where peace and bliss reside. To get there we have to eschew all thoughts and just rest in pure nothingness - no things.
Today take a few moments to pause, step back, take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that all the chatter in you head has no meaning in the realm of eternity.