page contents


This page is also available in: Italiano (Italian)

Home – An Inner Observatory for Self-Observation

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

(Estimated Reading Time: 2 min, 14 sec)

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

You could 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 oft, and it’s difficult to bring order within this chaos; our inside 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, economy, and introspection.

Orienteering in the world of emotions and thoughts

The “Inner Observatory”- like the astronomical observatories – fulfills the need to orient oneself inside, rather than outside.

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

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

Their number grew and grew.

There are now some for business, climate, earthquakes, etc.

All study phenomena outside of us.

Compass to get oriented. Wikimedia Commons. File Kompas Sofia
User:Bios~commonswiki, CC BY-SA 3.0 “Wikimedia Commons” File:Kompas_Sofia.JPG

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.

Reasoning activities

Our reasoning has two major activities:

  • It solves problems – a very important activity – especially if guided by intuition.
  • It creates problems – our mind creates a lot of imaginary problems to hide the actual ones.This results in CONFUSION.

Real and fictitious problems

If we cannot distinguish between real and fictitious problems, we become “problematic” people; do problematic people have too many problems, or don’t they know how to solve them? If we do not want to belong to this category, we need to know how to find, under the cover of fictitious problems, the actual ones.

We need to know the “inner forces” – those that work in us -, their dynamics and strategies.

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

Recognizing your intentions, expectations and goals helps you to come out of the emotional mess and identify key problems.

What experiences can help self-observers?

We promote the interchange among:

  • The pure introspective experience. We go deep inside ourselves, especially in those parts that most frighten (or annoy) us, to recognize how we are – and not how we would like to be – (self-observation). Only in this way – and having understood how to look inside – we can 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, this would help. However, there are no cameras to do it.
  • Introspective Art depicts:
    • the outer relationships between us and the others
    • the inner relationships between different parts of us;

    in this way, we learn to observe and recognize them.

  • Introspective Psychology completes and enriches our research with the contribution of modern psychology.

Many people take part in different ways – with their experience and intuition – to our observations.

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

Luis Pisoni