Becoming the Witness of Your Life
Imagine yourself to be a little behind or above things, looking at them taking place however not doing anything yourself.
To be the witness, or observer, means to be someone who looks on and does not act.
This gives you a great detachment, quietude and a very precise sense of the value of things, because it cuts the attachment to action.
When you know how to do this yourself, when you can withdraw and watch yourself acting, you have the potential to learn many things about yourself.
When you are all mixed up and take part in the action, you do not observe yourself acting; You don’t know what you are doing, really, or what you are like.
Yet when you draw back and look at yourself, you can perceive many imperfections and fears which you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Your invitation to take back your power
Our ‘monkey mind’ controls us – far too often – without us even being aware of it. Dramas unfold and we are dragged along, at least as long as we identify with the thoughts and corresponding emotions. No longer the witness, we become the victim.
We can choose to let our thoughts – like clouds – sail on by.
Sit with your hands in front of your chest, palms open, slightly cupped and facing the ceiling. Visualise your most uwanted repeat-thought landing in the palms of your hands, then blow the thought away.
Imagine that an empowering and joyful thought takes its place. Smile.
Reflective exercise Day 16 from Claudia’s Self Love Journal.