When we cultivate mystical Awareness or transcendent identity – which is a natural outgrowth of meditation and other practices – what happens is that we begin to take a witness position on our own lives, and that includes our minds.
Looking upon our own minds enables us to transcend them. Presence is the Space of self-transcendence where we discover the Peace of God.
Show us that we are not the thoughts in our heads, O God. Help us to transcend ourselves so we can enter the Peace of Presence.