Many spiritual teachers say – as a way to release you from the potency of your thoughts – “Simply watch your thoughts” “Be the Witness to your thoughts” ~ and there is certainly release in that.
[In the same way you know the film you are watching at the cinema isn’t real, yet you can still be taken in by it, we don’t have to believe what the screen of our mind comes up with, biased as it is by the subjective filters of conditioning]
So, sure, simply watch your thoughts, but why not take it a step further?
Why not Watch the Witness of your thoughts?!
That takes you 2 steps beyond them and into yet greater release…