Waking Yourself Up
In this practice [of remaining rooted in the present], you wake yourself up out of any story about the past or the future, or about yourself or anyone else, as soon as such thoughts start to pull you away from the present [. . . . ] Like waking up out of a dream, you recognize that you are telling yourself a story and it is [ . . .] diminishing or distorting your experience. Rather than losing yourself in that dream, you bring your full attention back into your body and into what is actually happening in the moment. When you do so, you find yourself supported and renewed in presence. — Richard Moss, Inside-out-Healing, 43-44
Like waking up out of a dream, you realize you are telling yourself a story . . .