Are you able to become the observer? Can you be aware of inner feelings and outer activities without being them? Are you able to notice that you are independent of these expressions—that you are not them? Can you move your consciousness around and place your attention on the inner and outer goings-on while at the same time realizing you are not those things? The question is, who is the “who” that is aware of them? Where do you think your exploration of consciousness might take you if you investigated the awareness that observes your world, rather than investigating the events themselves?

The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. Eckhart Tolle 

When it looks at particulars, your myopic vision brings your attention in on the mind’s chatter. You are so much more than that! When you’re in a meeting have some fun and try pulling your awareness up to a higher perspective of what is happening around you. Take your awareness to the ceiling and notice the whole room, the people’s intensity and the engagement in their positions. You will then have just freed yourself from the draw of that realm and the activity of the room by moving your awareness. You are the witness of your life—you can enter in and out of any charged situation at any time. It’s an extraordinary realization, and sadly so many have forgotten this ability. Remember: you are the observer and not the experience.

Spiritual Contemplation: What experiences in your life do you believe are who you are? Take an experience as your laboratory and try pulling away to a higher perspective. Then go up another rung and notice the activity from an even more elevated perspective until you’re aware that you are the observer and not what is happening.

Affirmation: I am the observer of my life!