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The only true and full awareness is awareness of awareness.  Till awareness is awareness of itself, it knows no peace at all. – Ramana Maharshi, Saying #418 from [Muruganar_Garland] (Thanks to Michael Langford for pointing to this on p. 2 of [Langford_Awareness])

To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are
not.  Discover all that you are not — body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or that — nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The
very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, from p.1 of That I am – Dialogues of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

The quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits. With the same habits, you will end up with the same results. But with better habits, anything is possible. – James Clear

An article I came across recently and enjoyed reading:

Zach Bodenweber, “Be the Witness: How observing your thoughts can set you free,” theStillFlame.com

Look at other people and ask yourself if you are really seeing them or just your thoughts about them. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you. – Anonymous

* For those interested in what it’s like to practice with a mouth mask, tenugui mouth cover or full mask, George McCall sensei has summarized his experience in [Kenshi247 ChangedMind]