Your Soul knows best; be still and Observe –
As a little girl I loved observing other people. Whenever we were out, I would try to interpret what people were saying to each other and then see if I could read their emotions and reactions. Obviously this interest overtime lead me to Counselling!
To become the observer in life means becoming aware of ourselves and others. It is the ability to remain neutral about what goes on in the world and to be able to step outside of an emotional upset or heated situation and observe rather than react.
Being the observer is not shutting down or turning off our emotions, but rather having an intense awareness and presence within a situation. It is an openness toward our surroundings and towards one another.
It takes time to observe and understand how we work and react in circumstances. Overtime, this practice has helped me see my life and others more clearly, unencumbered by opinion or desire.
Practising to wear the world and my life as a loose garment, required me to adopt a sense that nothing that happens to me is personal. (Still working on that!!) To remember people come and go and that experiences are always changing, no matter how much I want things to stay the same.
Becoming aware not to define, judge or limit what I am experiencing at any moment has given me a sense of peace within and has helped eliminate stress and fear about my future.
As I step back and practice becoming the observer in life, letting go of my need to control, I can begin to trust that life’s miracles naturally unfold, with or without direct influence from me.
We find peace, not by rearranging the circumstances of our life, but by realizing who we are at the deepest level. – Eckhart Tolle