The thinker is an illusion. In truth, there is only the thinking. There is only its perceiving. There is only its knowing, and you are that knowing presence in which all such apparent happenings arise.
Do not believe you are attached to your thoughts. Watch each appear, but remain unconcerned, unbothered, and uninvolved with their content.
You are not the thinker of your thoughts so do not be boastful or sorrowful for whatever happens to appear. Let each one go – cling not – allow them to freely pass like a cloud floating in the sky.
Be forever still as the mindful observer that you truly are.
This is the peace of Being.
Thinking is a natural part of the human experience; no more special than seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and feeling – they’re just functions of being in this body of ours.
Your conceptual mind collects every bit of information that has come to it through the sense organs over the course of your entire life. Thoughts are just memories of that information constantly torn apart and re-attached in countless ways by the conceptual mind for the purpose of keeping you alive.
So if your life is not in danger, thoughts are unnecessary. The information collected in your conceptual mind is available for you to recall as long as you’re alive. You don’t need to “remember” it. And, anyway, you know when your life is in danger, right? THAT information (and how to live your life) comes from Insight (Wisdom, intuition, supreme knowledge…).
You are not your thoughts. You are Insight.
It’s amazing how confident and joyful you’ll feel about life once you’re no longer addicted to holding onto, saying, acting on, or even believing every single thought.
To get there, simply learn how to just observe them. If your thoughts are driving you nuts and you can’t figure out how to just observe them, learn to meditate – that’s the very purpose of meditation.
You’re not going crazy. You’ve just never been taught how to relate with your thoughts before. Now you know. Passing clouds in the sky.