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Why is it imperative to divide our attention between observer and observed in order to get to know ourselves?

Answers from Master Samael Aun Weor.

Thus, if one truly and very sincerely begins to observe oneself internally, one ends up dividing himself in two: the Observer and the Observed. If such a division is not produced, it is then evident that we would never take a step forward in the marvelous Pathway of Self Knowledge.
How can we observe ourselves if we commit the error of not wanting to divide ourselves into Observer and the Observed? If such a division is not produced, it is obvious that we will never take a step forward upon the path of Self Knowledge. Undoubtedly, when this division does not occur, we then continue identified with all the processes of the pluralized "I" Whosoever identifies himself with the diverse processes of the pluralized "I" is always a victim of circumstances.

Samael Aun Weor. Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology..


Answers from the magazine "The Wisdom of the Being"

There lies the importance of getting divided in two: the observer and the observed… this practice should become a constant habit, this means, to take it into the everyday life, to be observing oneself each second, each minute, each hour, each day, etc., etc.
The I should die; this is the very cause of all our problems, illnesses and sufferings. If the I dies inside each human being, the world would be a paradise; what we project to the exterior is the image of what we internally are. Mr. Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher says: "The exterior is the reflection of the interior". Once the psychological I is dead, one has access to health, harmony between the couples, to the emotional stability within families, to the social peace and therefore to a world full of joy and splendor.

Excerpt from the article The Observer and the Observed from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".