EP171: Try This! Deeply Exploring the Nature of Thought

In this episode, I share a practice I’ve been playing with.

It’s a deep investigation into the actual experience of thought. It’s me asking “what is this thought thing, really?”

It’s me walking right up to a thought and looking at it. Feeling it. Moving closer. Are there images, sounds, or other sensory reflections I find? 

Are there memories or other thoughts reflected? 

Can I nail it down? Is it solid or fuzzy, stable or wobbly? What’s behind it? Who is perceiving it?

Investigating the actual nature of a thought in this way has been completely mind blowing for me. It’s helped a big layer of illusion begin to peel back and fall away.  

I invite you to ask yourself–what is thought, really? And then let your experience of it show you. You might be shocked at what you discover. 


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