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We are not our experiences. We are the container for our experiences.

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

When we can clearly ‘See’ that we are not the experiences (thoughts, emotions, feelings, behaviours) we go through but the container for those experiences, a new freedom is found.

Thoughts pass through us thousands of times a day. Some we are conscious of, the vast majority we are not. Thought brings feeling with it, like the inseparable faces of a coin. We don’t have to do anything with these thoughts and feelings. The human system is designed to re-set itself moment by moment. Thoughts are NOT commands but energy passing on through. We can simply allow ourselves to be the container of these thought-experiences and not identify them as being ‘me’ or ‘mine’ or ‘meaningful’. We can notice them, feel them and allow them to be, and then they pass through.

We are like the sky. The sky is the container for the weather and as such is not affected by the weather. It may be stormy, rainy or filled with clear sky and sunshine. But the sky doesn’t need to do anything about the weather, other than wait for it to pass.

We can be the same with our experiences. We can wait for the stormy weather of our experience to pass, knowing that it will change.

I have found such emotional and mental freedom knowing this truth. Trusting that the divine intelligence within me will bring me new thoughts and therefore feelings, moment by moment, means I am less concerned with how I feel.

See if you can notice how your thought-feelings change all by themselves as you go about your day.

Lindsey Elliott is a Wellbeing & Resilience Coach, energy healer and meditation teacher working in Brighton and online. She offers one to one coaching in a life-changing paradigm of understanding about how the human experience is created. With this understanding you can move from feeling insecure, stressed, anxious or unfulfilled to happy, secure, inspired, peaceful and filled with love.

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