Are you familiar with Michael A. Singer’s book, The Untethered Soul? In rereading books for their calming reminders during unsettling times in our lives, books can act like mentors. Mentors who are wise, non-judgmental and remind us of truths or practices we may need again, or may have forgotten. This passage struck a helpful chord.
At the end of Chapter 1 Singer writes:
True personal growth is about transcending the part of you that is not okay and needs protection. This is done by constantly remembering that you are the one inside that notices the voice talking. That is the way out. The one inside who is aware that you are always talking to yourself about yourself is always silent. It is a doorway to the depths of your being. To be aware that you are watching the voice talk is to stand on the threshold of a fantastic inner journey. If used properly, the same mental voice that has been a source of worry distraction, and general neurosis can become the launching ground for true spiritual awakening. Come to know the one who watches the voice, and you will come to know one of the great mysteries of creation.