Identification is what gives thoughts and emotions the power to take you over – because you believe they are who you are. Awareness that frees you from identification with any thought or emotional form it separates you from the thought or emotion. When you become aware of a thought or emotion in this way, you see these thoughts and emotions are not you. They becomes forms that you are simply aware of. This removes your identification with them, and they weaken and disappear by themselves. Once you lose your identification with thought and emotional forms you feel the inner peace that is within the awareness of what you are.