Listened to a podcast and got a new word for my inner observer, the one that I usually visualize for myself by stretching my arm out to the side, making a little camera of my hand and point it towards myself. The word was Meta-me. Observing oneself is a meta-skill you see, the skill of you observing yourself doing something. Metacognition is a word of the day right now, and that’s what this inner observing is all about.
Having a new word for this practice of mine, made me really happy. I recognized that I am doing something that is really beneficial, and for me, my meta-me is key in doing gentle towards myself. My meta-me is far from the inner dictator that used to run the inner show, so to speak. My meta-me is kind, gentle, encouraging, accepting, loving and most of all, very non-judgmental. And that has really been the difference that’s made all the difference!
So, why don’t you join me today in cherishing your inner observer, praising it, thanking it, rejoicing in the fact that it exist and makes life… well. Better actually. Having a greater connection with my meta-me these last few days, has truly made my life better. In all it’s glory, the up’s, the down’s, and everything in between, observing where I currently am, makes it easier to be just there, where I am. It helps me be (more) non-judgmental. It makes it easier for me to accept, to not spend my energy in vain fighting something I don’t want…. and actually, it helps me work for what I want, instead.
So – join me as I express my gratitude towards my meta-me, and express your gratitude towards your meta-you! What a friend to have around – the best ever!
First published on my blog on June 26th, 2016: https://helenaroth.com/doing-gentle-24-cherish-your-inner-observer/
Audio production: Caspian Almerud
Photography: Anders Roos http://www.andersroos.nu/
Soundtrack: Olof Jennfors Ljudtjänst http://jennforsljud.se/