Thoughts hold no power over you except when you allow yourself to believe you are your thoughts. You can continue forging relationships with certain thoughts, allowing them to shape your life with subtle influences. You can listen to voices that prompt you to believe thoughts are real or, you can see them all as temporary visitors and read into instructions for good karma.
As you open existing awarness, you see what is happening in thoughts and feelings. In this state, you still sense division. As you sense the watcher and what is watched, you are susceptible to moodswings and doubt. You may sense you are about to lose something precious. Ask the heart whether what is real can ever be lost. Why does the mind vex and fear losing what is unreal?
At a certain point, you no longer identify with streams of thought. You no longer observe life, a dream. Suddenly, you go with the flow and are it. Undivided attention arises. Almost no effort is required. Joy arises in the space of silence. Achieve the Shanti you really are.