You Are Not Your Thoughts and Feelings

One of the greatest gifts that mindfulness gives us is the ability to objectify that which we are subject to.  ACT refers to this as defusion, mindfulness calls it awareness.  If we practice this enough, we begin to notice an important distinction, that we are not our thoughts or feelings and in doing so, we allow ourselves a space to truly be able to choose freely the direction we want to move in.  Having an understanding of what matters comes into play here (values) in then determining which direction we want to go, even if what we value we are not currently being or experiencing.

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