by Vernon Howard


You Are Not Your Thoughts




For the rest of your life whenever you hear yourself saying, “I have a
problem of nervousness, lack of love,” or whatever it might be – when you
hear yourself talking, don’t believe in your own mental mutterings. Don’t
take it as being you.


This is what is known as the extinction of the ego self, is it not? This
means that you no longer believe that you are your thoughts. And you are
not your thoughts.


Oh, this is going to take long hard investigation and work on yourself to
cease to believe in yourself, the pseudo self, so here it is in summary.
Any fearful thought of any kind – remember now, there are no exceptions –
for example, the thought of fearing the future, which everyone has who is
lost. “What is going to happen to me tomorrow? Or ten years from now, or
twenty years from now?” You catch the thought saying, “What will happen to
me tomorrow? Ahh, ahh, I caught you that time.”


What I, what you, what self are you talking about? There’s only a self as
long as I re-create it. Create it and re-create it by believing in it. “I
don’t believe that I am that time thought. Thoughts are in time. I don’t
believe them. I’m going to stay in Eternity right now by being above the
level of thoughts!” Eternity can look down on time and understand it. The
higher part of you can look down at thoughts and understand that they are
only thoughts that do not represent you at all. They are impostors only.


The devil’s middle name is perseverance. It is not quite true to say that
he never gives up, but he’s so persistent, you’ll have to study him to see
how he keeps going on. Because mechanicalness keeps going on until it’s
stopped by something Higher than itself. But finally, the devil will see,
after many, many years, he’s wasting his time with you. That means that the
devil knows he has no chance with God at all.


In fact – and here is the blasphemy of the devil – the blasphemy of the
devil is that he calls himself God and calls the True God a devil. Do you
see why there are so many people, there’s absolutely no hope for them at
all as long as they persist in this?


All right, you have seen through the delusion that you are your thoughts.
You understand that you are not your thoughts. When you understand that,
the very understanding from a higher viewpoint causes them to fade out. And
they come with less frequency and with less force because you’re wide
awake! You’re the cosmic detective that’s watching for them. This is for
you to experience. And you can.


Work Hard

The main thing is to work hard. Do not let a day go by without snapping the
mind’s mechanicalness and become conscious and aware. The fact that
consciousness can replace mechanicalness will be one of your greatest






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