“One of the great teachers in my life, Nisargadatta Maharaj, once said, “As long as you identify yourself with the body-mind, you are vulnerable to sorrow and suffering.” My conclusion from this is that we must learn to be a witness to our body-mind and to all its demands.
When I stand back and notice myself I am no longer identifying myself with the material world. Thus I am not vulnerable to the sorrow, suffering, and despair that exist in the physical world. In this way I bring a sense of hope and optimism to the illusion of despair. I observe my body-mind and silently say something like this, “Just look at Wayne now, he is actually believing that his despair is real. He acts as if this is really him going through this, when in fact I am really him watching this entire plot emerge. If he would only stop and reconnect to spirit, he would awaken from his despair immediately.” As the witness you are not vulnerable because you see yourself from a different place.”
Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”
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