We’ve reached the third and final instalment of the “How to be Mindful of Thoughts” series.
In part 1, I showed you how to work with thoughts by simply observing them as mental objects, without getting sucked into their content. In treat them as what they are: just mental objects that can be observed. Then in part 2 I gave you some strategies for handling emotionally charged thoughts, without getting overwhelmed by them.
Now it’s time to go deeper and get at the moods or mental states that underly our thoughts, so we can begin to deal with those pesky repetitive thoughts that keep bugging us, or the ones that compel us to react to their content in ways we later regret. This is where mindfulness really saves the day!