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Thoughts as Traffic

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Meditation
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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
This meditation uses a mindfulness technique of observing thoughts as traffic, to help the listener observe thoughts without interference. 
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Karie
Thoughts
I have learned anxiety is a frightened mind. I can control my thoughts & disengage from the “What if” game my mind wants to play when I am not in balance. I slow myself with mindfulness instead.
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Cyndee
Goodbye thoughts 👋
I learned that my thoughts are separate from who I am. I was completely detached from them as I visualized standing on the side of the road, watching them pass by in the form of a car. It’s was very easy and enjoyable. I was smiling as I waved and said goodbye to my thoughts. 💭 visualization meditation is amazing 😉
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Cooper
Thoughts
I’ve never considered how I can observe my thoughts from both the outside and from within, or at least looked at it closely.
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Debb
Interesting Concept 🚗 🚙
Although I prefer Cassandra’s meditation about thoughts 💭 as leaves 🍁 on a stream, or Cindy Wolk-Weiss’ session as thoughts 💭 as clouds ⛅️ , this is an interesting approach. Coming from a state whose total population (600,000) is less than many major cities it was a bit more difficult for me to relate to. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Matthew
Thoughts abound
I noticed that as Cassandra told me to allow my thoughts to zoom on past, rather, I found myself caught up in them! Had a busy day, starting early on very little sleep, as my son and I helped move my brother and his wife out of the long-term rental house being sold out from under them and made several big dump runs to the local landfill. I'm absolutely worn out. Overdid it for sure! I hate having to cope with these disabilities I'm left with!
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Alex
Interesting
I liked the analogy in this meditation. I still hopped into too many cars as they passed by and need to focus more on letting them just pass on through. Sometimes I certainly struggle with an over active mind. Might need to repeat this a few times.
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Paris
Well work on this
The visualization part of this was difficult. Maybe because I’m a bit tired, but I see the point and this is something I will like to work on.
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Russ
Today is going to be amazing
All of my intentions are being moved into a positive direction. I am productive, creative and motivated to be inspired by I how I feel right now Gratitude
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Trevor
Giving space between you and your thoughts
As a ‘certified’ over-thinker, I found Cass’s invitation to use passing traffic as a way to give space between our thoughts and ourselves very helpful and easy to use. After all, we don’t give too much time and energy to the Honda or minivan that just went by, so why do we need to give negative thoughts any more time or energy than those cars? I’ll return to this meditation often. Namaste.