- Nothing that I do is important.
- My thoughts are not important.
Washing dishes is no less (and no more) important than anything else. So, I may as well treat everything with equal presence – give the same presence to washing dishes as to driving a car on an icy road.
Since my thoughts are not important, I no longer need to be consumed in my thoughts and emotions. I am free to simply observe (witness) my thoughts and emotions without condemnation.
These “lessons” at first seemed shocking to me, but on further reflection they are liberating.