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We have become the awareness, not the thoughts.

“Awareness itself allows us to stand at the river’s edge without getting sucked into the current. We are liberated from the tyranny of the monkey-mind. Thoughts are still there. They may be quiet or turbulent, focused or wild and scattered. But we have stopped identifying with them. We have become the awareness, not the thoughts.”

— Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
from “Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism”

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