What if you were were always being watched? Would you change your day-to-day behavior?
This isn’t the first time I’ve posed this question, and I always get a twisted delight from the responses I get.
It’s kind of a creepy concept, don’t you think? I do. I mean…I LOVE staining my fingertips orange from eating a whole bag of Cheetos without anybody watching me. I equally love being able to pick my nose without someone calling me on it. Hey, I’m human…and the stuff I do behind closed doors should stay there!
But…riddle me this batmen and catwomen…what if we were always being observed.
The question I’m asking brings up a whole can of worms on many different levels…like…
1) Big Brother…more and more we are observed. Some may say this is a good thing…that it keeps society in line.
2) Accountability. That crazy Christmas song about Santa comes to mind “He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you’ve been bad or good”…you know the rest. Geeze…I went through years of therapy before I could rest easy on a toilet because of that bloody song!
3) If all this doesn’t give you the heebie jeebies…consider Rockwell’s hit song “Somebody’s Watching Me” …that’s a mighty state of paranoia, bless his heart.
Okay… maybe I exaggerate. But I have a point. Truth is, we ARE observed ALL the time…but it’s not the kind of observation I’ve mentioned in this post.
We are observed by ourselves. Yep…our HIGHER selves…our GREATER selves. The essence within us that is connected, divine, loving, whole, infinite, compassionate, forgiving, understanding, etc.
We are all gifted with a higher presence that knows all, sees all, and works to the tooth to provide for us. Some call it the subconscious mind. Others may call it the higher being of our own understanding.
Whatever you call it…there is a presence born unto you and only you that is always observant and concerned about your actions.
This kind of observation is a GOOD thing. Why? Because it makes us aware of our behavior. The divine presence within us (that IS us) prompts us to consider poor choices. This “watcher” sees, and longs for us to take the most beneficial path for our well-being. It is the observer within us that yearns for us to see what it sees…the beautiful, brilliant, bright soul that we truly are.
What do you think?
“Life is symbolic. Start interpreting.”