As I am not born Christian, there is space for me to watch as the world goes into a “one day craziness” filled with the need for glee, the craving for presents, the gift of fleeting happiness.
It as if all my spiritual teachers have given me the gift, every year, for one day, to be an observer. Now, the question comes: how can I create that space into my daily life. Why is it that I can remove myself from the “madness” on this day called Christmas, but not on every other day.
So today starts a new pattern, along with my diet to lose 5 kilos. An added goal. Observation.
“Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening. -Gurdjieff