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to maintain honest relations with others we must first be true to ourselves. 93

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Freud (1927), the father of psychology, divided the psyche into three parts: the id, the ego, and the superego. He saw the id as our primal, animal nature; the superego as the judgment system that society has instilled within us; and the ego as our representative to the outside world that struggles to maintain a balance between the other two powerful forces. 98

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you can’t fail at this because your “self” is what you are, at all times and in all places. 112

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Once refocused, you will realize that you not only have the ability to find yourself, you have the ability to free yourself. 118

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observing this mental voice, the first thing you will notice is that it never shuts up. When left to its own, it just talks. 144

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The best way to free yourself from this incessant chatter is to step back and view it objectively. 157

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If you watch it objectively, you will come to see that much of what the voice says is meaningless. 175

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most of life will unfold in accordance with forces far outside your control, 176

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your thoughts have far less impact on this world than you would like to think. 179

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the real cause of problems is not life itself. It’s the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes problems. 184

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This inner world is an alternate environment that is under your control. The outside world, however, marches to its own laws. When the voice narrates the outside world to you, those thoughts are now side by side, in parity, with all your other thoughts. 207

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What you end up experiencing is really a personal presentation of the world according to you, rather than the stark, unfiltered experience of what is really out there. 209

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Basically, you re-create the outside world inside yourself, and then you live in your mind. 221

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As long as that’s what you want, you will be forced to constantly use your mind to buffer yourself from life, instead of living it. 227

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Your inner growth is completely dependent upon the realization that the only way to find peace and contentment is to stop thinking about yourself. 236

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the “I” who is always talking inside will never be content. It always has a problem with something. 237

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you’ll never be free of problems until you are free from the part within that has so many problems. 240

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nobody has ever truly become okay by changing things outside. There’s always the next problem. The only real solution is to take the seat of witness consciousness and completely change your frame of reference. 251

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To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems instead of being lost in them. 253

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“outer solution consciousness” to “inner solution consciousness.” You have to break the habit of thinking that the solution to your problems is to rearrange things outside. 258

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The only permanent solution to your problems is to go inside and let go of the part of you that seems to have so many problems with reality. 259

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There are two distinct aspects of your inner being. The first is you, the awareness, the witness, the center of your willful intentions; and the other is that which you watch. 276

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no longer identify with your roommate, you’re ready to free yourself. 289

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The way to catch on to what your inner roommate is really like is to personify it externally. 298

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You have to convince your nervous mind that this is the right person, or it won’t let you walk down the aisle. That’s how much respect you have for this neurotic thing inside of you. 323

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you never hold it responsible for the trouble it causes. In fact, the next time it gives advice, you’re all ears. 343

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As it is right now, your life is not your own; it belongs to your inner roommate, the psyche. You have to take it back. 359

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Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), a great teacher in the yogic tradition, used to say that to attain inner freedom one must continuously and sincerely ask the question “Who am I?” 362

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that’s just another label, the result of another situation or event you participated in. 373

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You’ve just described all these experiences, but who had these experiences? Wouldn’t you still be in there, aware of your existence, 379

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