Witness Consciousness: How to Witness Thoughts in Meditation

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Question:

Kindly let me know what is the right approach
to witness consciousness
and how do I tell the difference between
witnessing a thought versus getting identified with it.

Answer From Kip:

"If a thought arises
'I would really like an ice-cream'
and you consider yourself
the 'I' in that sentence
that wants an ice-cream,
that is identification.

With identification,
you are in a dream state.

You are somewhere else
besides here.

If that same thought arises
and you just notice it
as a thought arising,
without being involved
in the meaning of the thought,
that is witnessing.

The thought arises and disappears
and you remain present and watching.

In this you see the thought
that you want an ice-cream
arose on it's own.

You did not want an ice-cream,
the desire arose on it's own
and you either identified with it
or you witnessed it.

So if you want to be free from desire,
you don't bother trying
to stop the desire from arising.
That is impossible.

You simply watch it arise
and disappear without grabbing hold of it.

Like walking by a television that is on.
You notice the television
and you let it go.

You don't sit down and watch it.
You do not become engrossed in it.

And if you're really present,
you don't even bother looking
to see what program is on.

It is there,
making noise
and you are aware of it.

And because you are aware of it,
what noise it is making does not affect you.

You remain as awareness
and the nature of awareness is bliss.

Blessings,

Kip"

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