…the single most vital step
on your journey toward enlightenment is this:
learn to disidentify from your mind.
Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind,
the light of your consciousness grows stronger.
One day you may catch yourself smiling
at the voice in your head,
as you would smile at the antics of a child.
This means that you no longer take
the content of your mind all that seriously,
as your sense of self does not depend on it.
– Eckhart Tolle