The ability to observe your life without judgement is the highest form of intelligence.
It’s when we start to judge that we get in our own way.
When I am talking about getting in our way, I am talking about our Ego. It is always seeking to become something, rather than allowing us to see what unravels through our own eyes.
You can only become the observer of your life if you slow down and be mindful about what you are doing, saying and feeling.
We are prisoners of our routines
Most of our days are filled with tasks. We get out of bed every morning, we meditate, we exercise, we have breakfast and then we get ourselves ready for work. We work all day, we have lunch and we continue to hustle. Then we have dinner, read a book or watch a documentary and go to bed.
Our daily routines are so predictable. We do things without thinking.
Most individuals are glued to their mobiles. The next time you are walking down the street, see how many heads you can see enjoying the view, compared to people with their head down right into their mobiles.
We are on autopilot 97% of the time.
We are not present, we are not conscious and we are not living our life to the fullest because we are not slowing down to appreciate the beauty life has to offer.
How often do you take a step back and observe your day? Observe what you are thinking, what you are feeling and what you are experiencing.
Be honest with yourself.
The importance of being an observer
When you practice the art of observing, sit back and pay attention to what is going on.
You learn so much more. You witness the little things that you would normally miss out on because you are on this fast-paced treadmill called life.
You are probably thinking, ‘well, what’s the point to all of this?’
The point is that we are walking, talking programs. This means we are the end-product of our past. We continue to repeat the same stories, the same mistakes and not learn from them.
We have a programmed microprocessor in our brain. To be able to install a new program, we have to format its data, wipe out the hard drive and start fresh.
A new program, a new reality
If we want to start making meaningful changes in our lives, we need to embrace a different code in order to install a new program.
The data that needs to be removed resides in that deeper part of our brain – the unconscious mind.
This is what most of us think is our truth, our reality, but that is so far from the truth.
We wouldn’t know the difference because we are not the observer of our lives. We are the program of our lives that keep repeating the patterns over and over again.
The only way we can achieve lasting change is to be consciously creating our reality, not replaying our old one. With time, this will be our new program and our new reality.
Start listening to your thoughts and the words you speak. These will give you a hint into some of your old, outdated programs.
Keep an eye out for all the things that trigger you and challenge them. Why do they trigger you? Where did these beliefs come from in the first place?
These programs are so deeply ingrained in all of us that they actually form cellular memories that we pass on from generation to generation.
Our cells, just like our brain, have receptors. Believe it or not, the memories from our cells can be passed on from as far back as our ancestors.
We inherit their stories, beliefs and realities as if they were our own experiences.
Change comes through awareness
We can’t see our patterns if we are in them.
This is why most individuals find change so difficult. They don’t know where to begin. Therefore, they don’t act.
It’s simpler than you think. You just have to become the observer of your life.
Start watching your thoughts, your feelings and your actions, without judgement.
Otherwise, they will take up so much of your energy and time. You are fighting your own outdated programs, which doesn’t really leave you much room to focus on creating change.
Being a ‘why’ person, I am always curious why individuals think and behave in certain ways. When I ask them, they normally say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I have never thought about it.’
Start becoming more aware, more conscious and more curious about why you do what you do.
Challenge your thinking and your belief system. You will start to notice your programs just by asking this one question – ‘whom does this program belong to?’
9 times out of 10, it is someone else’s truth and beliefs, not yours.
Once you truly become the observer of your life without judgement, your purpose will unfold right before your eyes. You will get to see the full picture of why you are here and what you are meant to be doing.
Non-attachment is freedom from things
Master Choa Kok Sui, a great teacher of mine many moons ago, shared that it is a self-realisation of the truth of reality that you, consciousness, cannot be affected by anything. It is only the Egoic mind that makes you believe otherwise.
Emotional detachment is the ability to let go, step out of your mind and step into your heart. Only from that place will you find your truth.
In my time, I have witnessed individuals who have broken free from their old patterns and programs that no longer serve them.
No joke – they look ten years younger and have gone through a true awakening. They have transmuted, converted and transformed their lives by installing a new program. They literally have a new personality.
This is your chance to take your power back.
It’s time for you to break down your walls and help you come back to your true self. Let go of all of your beliefs, your stories and what you claim as your reality.
It’s now time to create a new story, a new reality and a new beginning. To be successful is to work with the leadership part of your brain, your conscious brain, which we only dabble with 3% to 5% of our time.
You have to be willing and prepared to do the work and dig deep. You will be creating new neural pathways and new connections by doing a daily practise of observing your life without judgement.
You are the author of your own story.
You are the observer and the creator of your own life.
There is no better time to act than now.
Your own adventure awaits.