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A blog about mindfulness, stress-reduction, psychotherapy and mental health.

Drop this Thought in and See What Truth Arises

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: May 5th 2011

Sometimes the best thing we can do to arrive at a truth is to drop a thought in our mind and just see what comes up.

So take a moment right now to just center yourself.

You can do this by practicing STOP:

  • Stop

  • Take a Breath

  • Observe how you’re feeling physically, emotionally, and mentally; noting if your mind is busy or calm.

  • Proceed by just dropping this quote in your mind and see what comes up.

 

 

 

 

“We do not deal much in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.”  

 

Just see what thoughts come up.

You may have come up with something that brings us right back to the essential truth that thoughts are not facts.

Our minds are so busy telling stories and winding us into emotional pretzels and we don’t even really investigate the thought that got us there.

Keep this quote close by your side. Write it on a piece of paper and put it somewhere you’ll see it. Or put it in your digital calendar and schedule it to just pop up periodically.

There is a lot of freedom when we truly understand this truth.

As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

 

 

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the upcoming book The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations.

Check out Dr. Goldstein's acclaimed CD's on Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and RelapsePrevention, and Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work. -- "They are so relevant, I have marked them as one of my favorites on a handout I give to all new clients" ~ Psychiatrist.

If you're wanting to integrate more mindfulness into your daily life, sign up for his Mindful Living Twitter Feed. Dr. Goldstein is also available for private psychotherapy.

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