What do you hear in this moment? The quiet sound of your child breathing. The hum of the dishwasher. The breeze through the window. The echo of a voice from another room.
What do you see in this moment? A dimly lit room of familiar objects. The soft round features of a young child. Your body at ease.
Now go beyond the visual. As the watcher we train ourselves to observe thought, emotion, feeling, sensation. What do you notice? A calm presence. An intense jealousy. An overwhelming fear of missing out. A train of thoughts so fast it’d be difficult to transcribe.
Breathe into being.
Now practice being. Be in it. All of it. Not good, not bad. Just there.
Be the calm awareness that witnesses it all.
This is the essence of being “the watcher.”