As one goes beyond the ordinary surface body consciousness , we 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 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>http://incarnateword.in/ cwsa/ 21/ knowledge-by-identity-and- separative- knowledge# p12</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.