“It’s fine when I have thinking that I’m not okay, I now know what that is. I still get it from time to time, not that much anymore. Now I understand what we call the nature of thought. It doesn’t mean anything, it’s just a thought that’s come into my head, if left alone will pass on through and another thought will pop in a second later. – Susan Marmot
In this episode of Nine Lives Susan shares how having an understanding of the Three Principles allows her issues to disappear. She talks about how she used to have lots of insecurities in the past, thinking she needed to be fixed, not having any self belief and looking to other people for answers to get over her insecurities in order to feel okay again. Susan shares how she used to go on a lot of courses and attend therapy in order to work on her issues. She talks about how those courses were successful in the short term but her insecure thinking would creep back in again after a while.
“In the past that thought would come in, the thought that I’m not clever enough or don’t look good enough, or I’m too shy or unconfident and I would stop, grab hold of that thought and run with it and try and work out what I can do about it. Now that thought comes in and goes out, there’s nothing to do, another thought will be along in the next moment. The only way I can have the experience of feeling not good enough or feeling like I’m lacking something is if I decide to take that thought seriously. That’s what I was innocently doing before over and over again before coming across this understanding.”