Dr. Bob talks about his Drugless Guide to Mental Health
Our true self is unconditioned consciousness which is beyond thoughts, feelings or actions. That pure essence is our deepest reality. The thoughts that emerge from our higher self go to form our conditioning, our habits, our behavior. So thoughts are not our true nature, but thoughts help structure our outer, relative personality and physicality. The simplest way to detach from your thoughts is to meditate and gradually experience subtler and subtler aspects of thought until it disappears and you are left in pure awareness beyond all thinking.