Saturday, 26 October 2013

Watching with Detachment

A friend invited me to watch a movie with him, which he's seen before. As he hadn't told me the name of the film, I hadn't read up about it, as I usually do. I had to just let the story unfold. It turned out to be a monster movie.

While we were watching the film, my friend expected me to be scared, but I wasn't. I told him because I was watching it without thinking, I was dispassionate. He thought I was weird.

I believe it is our thoughts that make us feel emotional. Where there are no thoughts, there are no emotional reactions. You can then see things as they are without judgment. Later, if I'm so inspired, I can analyse what the movie means for me and how it relates to my life experience.

I am the Observer.


Related articles: What Solaris Means For Me; The Editor; Seeing Things as They Are; Thinking and Feeling are One; The Observer; Thought Impulses and Detachment