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= What =
=What is Self-observation is the process of becoming conscious of oneself and the different parts of one’s being and developing a power to distinguish between the parts, the origin of their movements within and the many impulses and conflicting will that drives one to action. Observation helps develop a discernment that never errs.?=
As we go beyond the ordinary surface body consciousness, we Man must know himself and discover an inner level of mental, vital, physical being along with a inner subtle - physical being. By identifying ourselves with our inner being, we are able and utilise all his potentialities: but to observe our thoughts and feelings know himself and can trace the source world completely he must go behind his own and motives of our actions its exterior, he must dive deep below his own mental surface and operative energies that build up our the physical surface personalityof Nature. <ref>http://incarnateword. This helps us in improving our self/cwm/09/18-vision.june-1958#p3</ref>
'''Mind Under As one goes beyond the Influence ordinary surface body consciousness, we discover an inner level of Psychic Being'''mental, vital, physical being along with a inner subtle - physical being. By identifying ourselves with our inner being, we are able to observe our thoughts and feelings and can trace the source and motives of our actions and operative energies that build up our surface personality. This helps us in improving our self-vision. <ref></ref>It is only through self-observation one gets an intuitive perception of the Nature forces - sattva, rajas, tamas. By Observing one’s dreams, one can come to understand them and their significance to our inner life.<ref></ref>
Real Self-Knowledge begins when one dis-identifies from the nature in oneself and its movements - realising the two as separate beings in oneself. One movement guiding one towards one’s inner truth (psychic being) and other (mostly vital) towards the external being engaged in the play of lower nature.
As one progresses in one’s inner journey=Why - Self-Observation?=In our everyday life, a state comes where one experiences a double consciousness, one on we always look outwards into the appearance of things and get trapped into the surfaceignorance and rarely turn inwards to seek self and discover and utilize our potentials. ...if each element which comes with its ignorance, smallits unconsciousness, activeits egoism, ignorant, swayed by thoughts is put before the will to change and feelingsone remains awake, grief and joy and all kinds of reactionscompares, the other within calmobserves, vaststudies and slowly acts, equalthat becomes infinitely interesting, observing the surface being with an immovable detachmentone makes marvellous and quite unexpected discoveries.<ref></ref>
The surface/outer mental To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being observes and passes judgement whereas their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the inner being (psychic) spontaneously knows many impulses, reactions and feels conflicting wills that drive you to action.<ref> /cwm/12/the-science-of-living#p5</ref>How to Observe Oneself? =How to Observe Oneself?=By projecting oneself on a more direct way by its purity screen and then observe and see all that is moving there and the divine instinct within how itmoves and what happens.<ref>http://incarnateword. Mind under in/cwm/05/29-july-1953#p47</ref> '''By Vigilance''' Not fear, but vigilance. If you remain vigilant, then with the increase of the influence Force upholding you, a power of self-control will come, a power to see and reject the psychic reveals wrong turn or the movements coming from wrong reaction when it comes. <ref></ref> '''By Developing a Quiet Mind''' If the higher whole mind remains quiet and detached observing the lower nature vital movement, but not giving its assent, then to reject it becomes more easy. This established quietude and detachment of the mind marks always a great step forward made in oneselfthe sadhana. <ref>http://incarnateword. The pure mind in /cwsa/31/the-vital-and-other-levels-of-being#p45</ref> '''By Developing the Witness Attitude''' In order to become conscious, one needs to develop within a part with a witness position attitude that stands detached from observes and is not carried away by thoughts and feelings. People with very developed introspective mind identifies with this part and it becomes easy for them to begin the play process of self-observation. The process of self-observation should be objective and one should look at oneself as a third person engaging in the surface level activities. One need not like or dislike the activity but sincerely observe the movements of nature.By Education Consequently, all life is an education pursued more or less consciously, more or less willingly. In certain cases this education will encourage the movements that express the light, in others, on the contrary, those that express the shadow. <ref></ref> ==Difficulties during Self-Observation== Be aware of the “escape attitude’’ as man always rushes into external action and looks for reasons to not have time to observe himself and turn inward. There is “danger of ego” in observing the movements and attaching the sense of ‘I’’to the process of self-observing and not going behind the surface level I. Focussing on the negative- To be always observing faults and wrong movements brings depression and discourages the faith. <ref></ref> You have to observe them, of course, but not stress them.<ref></ref> Surface -level observation It is evident that our state on the surface is indeed a state of knowledge, so far as it goes, but a limited knowledge enveloped and invaded by ignorance and able , to choosea very large extent, by reason of its limitation, itself a kind of ignorance, at best a mixed knowledge-ignorance.<ref></ref>
= How to Observe Oneself? =