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The One Looking

lotus effectMind is the real body. *

The inner body.**

Get it fit.

*”Mind is the real body.”  What does that mean? – Look at your hand; are you this hand or are you the one looking at it? Of course, you are not your hand – you can lose it and still be the one looking at your other hand.

**”The inner body.” What does that mean? – You are not the body you see in the mirror; you are the one looking at this body; no, you are not the eyes either, you are the one looking through them; that am-ness, that sense of being is the inner body that you are, the lotus within.

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The One Looking

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2013). The One Looking. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 22, 2020, from


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