I have been observing my life since I was a little girl. As someone who has struggled with autism my whole life, being locked away in my head for days, months, and years, I found it easy to observe.
To observe is to understand. Listening is an observing skill, without listening with full intent or commitment, you may not learn or internalise what you’re observing well enough.
You also won’t understand what you think you’re hearing, you may not have listened sufficiently enough to understand what was being said correctly. It is easy to misconstrue what’s said when you don’t observe, or listen attentively, to what is being said.
We use all of our five senses to observe. When we listen to observe, we’re telling others we’re interested and want to know what they have to say. Learning to observe helps us listen, so that we may stay more informed, so that we will make better choices.
When the ego becomes the issue and we don’t listen to what’s being said, we will always make choices that when we look back will know they were wrong. It is important we observe so that we are able to gather information because that means less mistakes and better communication.
Learning to observe means better communication skills. Train your mind to work from the conscious, so that you continue to observe things in the moment.
Everything changes when we learn to observe, but don’t observe through our egos. Where decisions are made through the ego, the ego will win, and catastrophic mistakes will be made.