What Does it Mean to Observe the Observer?
Registration closes on September 2nd.
Being an observer implies that there is space between the person witnessing the action and the person experiencing it. So to become an observer yourself, you must first create space between the trigger and your response. Within this space, you can catch your emotion and decide how to act. Spiritually, the observer is a state of consciousness that is a witness to all our feelings and thoughts. Cultivating the observer is essential on the spiritual path. As we take a closer look at who we are, we are able to work on the parts that don't really serve us, ultimately becoming clear and more blissful. We will practice observing the body, the emotions and the mind.
To develop awareness of the body:
- Practice scanning the body
- Observe the breath
To develop awareness of the emotions:
- Practice watching the rise and fall of emotions
- Observe what situations trigger your emotions
- Observe what physical sensations are being triggered by emotions
To develop awareness of the mind - this is the hardest of the three to observe:
- Observe the flows of thought
- Focus on the third eye
After practicing these methods they will begin to become easier and you can start observing multiple areas all at once. This can occur through intention or may begin to arise spontaneously. Becoming aware of the relationships between mind, body and emotions will help us understand how we affect others.
What to bring: a journal for notes, water bottle, and/or travel mug for hot beverages.Fee: $75