Lens of Thoughts
Watch every thought. Always ask, why am I having this thought? (Naval Ravikant)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“How can I practice Awareness?”
“The biggest obstacle to Awareness is your own thoughts.
To practice Awareness, direct attention to your thoughts.
Set the intention at the beginning of every practice. (Priming) I call this the Lens [<link; short read] of Thoughts, or thought-catching.
Whenever you notice a thought, say to yourself, ‘thought’, smile, and let it fly away.
This is the essence of the practice.
You can add nuance to the practice by noticing different types of thoughts.
Instead of ‘thought’, you can say to yourself, ‘disempowering thought’, ‘ruminative thought’, ‘creative thought’, etc.
The ultimate goal is to internalize the Lens of Thoughts.”