When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you
and never stops speaking,
you are awakening out of your unconscious identification
with the stream of thinking.
When you notice that voice,
you realize that who you are is not the voice – the thinker –
but the one who is aware of it.
Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom.
— Eckhart Tolle (via oceanandwave)