Watch Yourself

From moment to moment, if one thing can be maintained, we will watch our lives take on a very different tone. It will be a much lighter feeling than the usual serious nature. Even if you never took life too serious to begin with, you will gain an understanding as to why. This one thing to be done from moment to moment is to watch yourself.

"Watch yourself," has less to do with keeping track of how you look. It has much more to do with observing your being. Observe the way you are being. This means what you are focused on, what you are feeling, what you are thinking, who you think you are, and if you remember who you are behind it all.

This is watching of yourself will bring about a separation in who you think you are and who you know you are. You will realize that you are not the passing thoughts and feelings, but that you are what allow those thoughts and feelings to exist. You are not simply a character in the show, but the stage on which the show presents itself. You are more like the screen on which the movie plays as opposed to an actor in the movie.

There is a lot of power and freedom in recognizing the responsibility you have in putting the whole experience together. Even the way you choose to respond to it affects what comes next.

Watch yourself. It will only be a dull show if you want it to be. And you can make every moment a happier one if you choose to. The hardest part is to maintain this observant stance on your being. But it gets easier with practice.

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3 comments:

Rizal Affif - The Soul Sanctuary said...

By watching the thought, feeling, emotion, and any others appear and pass, one can remember being the Eternal, Indestructible Witness.

BTW, I love your analogy of us being the screen... very precise :)

WaterLearner said...

Indeed! Thanks for the insight in this post!

The Wayward Yogi said...

Hello C.Om,

I thought I'd pay you a visit here on your wonderful blog, I haven't passed this way for a couple of months ...

... but I enjoy following your work on facebook my friend :-)

This is a great piece of work once more; self-observation is a portal into ones 'Greater Reality-Truth-Integrity of Being'. The more one witnesses and/or observes, the greater the stillness, and deeper one descends within!