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Home — An inner observatory for self-observation

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Q: Have you ever looked deep inside yourself and found it difficult to move through emotions and thoughts?

You might have found a great confusion: inner parts going their own way, while others go in the opposite direction… then resistances, thoughts of renunciation, discouragement, and many, many problems…

It happens often, and it’s difficult to bring order to this chaos; our iinterior is very complex.

This site helps to build an “inner observatory” and does its best to make things easier.

It has many useful resources to help you: art, psychology, economics, and introspection.

Aurora Mazzoldi - Complicity; acrylic on canvas. Image for the  on Inner Observatory page
Complicity; acrylic on canvas by Aurora Mazzoldi

Orientation in the world of emotions and thoughts

The “Inner Observatory” — like the astronomical observatories — fulfills the need to orient oneself inwardly, rather than outwardly.

Primitive men needed to observe the stars and looked at constellations to navigate.

After a while, astronomical observatories arose to study the sky.

They grew and grew.

Now there are others for economics, climate, earthquakes, etc.

All study phenomena outside of us.

There was no inner observatory to analyze what happens in us, in the world of emotions and thoughts.

Now, we have one on this site; it helps to find our way through emotions, and have a better journey in life. We can now bring order among thoughts, emotions, expectations, beliefs, etc.

Compass for orientation. Wikimedia Commons. File Kompas Sofia
User: Bios — commons wiki, CC BY-SA 3.0 “Wikimedia Commons” File:Kompas_Sofia.JPG

Reasoning Activities

Our thinking has two main activities:

  • It solves problems — a crucial activity — especially when guided by intuition.
  • It creates problems — our mind creates a lot of imaginary problems. So, we forget the real ones. This leads to CONFUSION.

Real and Imaginary Problems

It is important to know the difference between real and imginary problems. If we can’t, we mayt have a lot of problems or we may not know how to solve them. If we don’t want to be like that, we have to identify the real problems and not be deceived by the imaginary ones.

We need to know the “inner forces” — those that work witin us —, their dynamics and strategies.

This helps you to understand your actions and emotions — not to judge whether they are “good” or “bad” — but to know the intentions behind them.

Recognizing your intentions, expectations, and goals helps you get out of the emotional mess and identify your core concerns.

What experiences can help self-observers?

We encourange the exchange between:

  • The pure introspective experience. We go deep inside ourselves, especially in the parts that  frighten (or annoy) us the most, to see how we are — not how we would like to be — (self-observation). Only in this way — and having understood how to look inward — can we have a true emotional experience. What emerges from introspection is something complex, and you need to simplify and clarify it. How? If you could film what’s going on inside, that would help. But there are no cameras to do that.
  • Introspective art depicts:
    • the external relationships between us and others
    • the inner relationships between different parts of ourselves;

    in this way we learn to observe and recognize them.

  • Introspective psychology complements and enriches our research with the help of modern psychology.

Many people participate in our observations in different ways — with their experience and intuition.

We then make the results public through groups, pages, and comments. You can find them in the section dedicated to the experiences of other self-observers.

Luis Pisoni

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