what are the consequences of sefl-observation without resisting what i see?
Commentary by José Parés Pérez, Concepción, Chile.
Self-observation is paying attention to those feelings that I am experiencing internally at the present moment. Not resisting what I experience at this moment is equivalent to accepting what I feel, because this is what I am, whatever I perceive or evoke within myself is not the responsibility of anyone but me. If I do not like part of my reaction, I should not delude myself, I am the one who is reacting. Therefore, the logic is that I accept it and learn from it because in this way I take an interest in myself. There is no path to me that does not pass through an acceptance of myself as I am and a love of myself as I am. In the event that I did not accept what I disliked about myself, that I resisted my true self, I would start a search for something that I had to change and would worry about something that I felt should not exist in me.
And that, as we know very well, would take away my inner peace, my calm.
The only thing that has happened is that now I know myself better than before the self-observation.
I remain calm, and that brings enormous consequences for my life. Each of us needs to live our lives to the full and we only live fully when we are at peace with ourselves, when we are present in our lives.
Resisting what we feel excludes us from our lives. We are disorientated about what is important within us. The needle in the compass of my life does not point to my north but to the north of beliefs, culture or customs. This life I lead is mine. If I self-observe without resisting what I am, I will continually live my own life.