Topics to Contemplate: Self Observation
For those of us who consider ourselves Students of this Life, or playing with the Duality question from last week, "Students of Life and Death," what does self observation mean to you?
Is self observation a part of your meditation or mindfulness practice? Sub-question: Do you have a daily practice to wake up to, to set intentions for your day or unwind and review the day?
How does Self Observation fit into your travels out into the world... at work, interactions with acquaintances, friends and with your family?
Do you ever watch yourself from a vantage point outside of yourself and wonder, "why did I do it that way or say that word/words? Or observe yourself in the moment, "Why am I reacting this way?"
Reflecting back as to my reason for choosing sociology as my undergrad, I am fascinated with watching people and how we all interact with each other and asking why. I have always been involved in some form of spirituality all of my life. In 2003, I began walking a path that opened my eyes to getting reacquainted with myself, tapping into my soul/higher self/life purpose. Turning inwards and really exploring who I am. I still love observing others and pondering why things happen the way they do, but I am really coming into my comfort zone of analyzing myself and how and why I am reacting and responding OR NOT to the world around me.
I invite those Students of Life and Death to join me in conversation:
What does self observation mean to you?
How does self observation show up for you in your day-to-day living?
Do you have a daily mindfulness practice or an outlet to help you identify, deal with and work through what you see within you?
Sarah offers ease and fun to the process of getting married to couples as a Wedding Officiant with Koru Ceremony LLC. Sarah also contributes to her community as a Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor at the Monona Community Center.