7 minutes ago
Did you ever realize that everything going on in your mind -- every thought, feeling, sensation, everything you are aware of -- is in fact happening only in your private internal world?
Your thoughts appear only to you & are not being heard by anyone else whatsoever.
There is one physical world here on earth, but billions of different internal worlds.
We are all in our own separate theaters, witnessing entirely different shows & yet we behave as if we are in the same audience, watching the very same event we call life.
You are the witnesser of your thoughts.
Thoughts occur through you, like a radio transmitting a frequency signal.
You are not the signal, but the receiver of the signal.
Thoughts require an observer, otherwise they are nothing more than a floating barrage of matter contained within consciousness.
What we are personally living inside our heads is not real.
We are aware of our thoughts, so in that sense they are real.
And yet, our thoughts do not exist outside of our awareness.
There is nowhere elsewhere the thought that is appearing to you at this moment; is actually occurring.
What makes a thought feel real is the attention we bring to it.
How freeing it is to know that if we do not attend to a thought, answer it, change it, identify with it and all the rest, it literally ceases to exist.
It can be a bit frightening to realize that what we are calling our experience doesn't exist in any real sense, except for an instant inside our minds.
From what thoughts are made & from where do they come, we simply cannot know.
But the question then begs, if each one of us is hearing different thoughts (living an entirely different circus), none of which we actually script ourselves, then to whom or what are all these separate & individual performances appearing?
Who or what is the larger audience -- the collective awareness within which all these individual events occur?
This is a question to ponder rather than answer.