Inner Observatory for Self-Observation

An Inner Observatory for Self-ObservationBandiera Italiana

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

Q: Have you ever looked deep into yourself and found difficult to find your way through emotions and thoughts? You could have found a great deal of confusion: inner parts going their own way, while others go in the opposite direction; then resistances, thoughts of renunciation, discouragement and, above all, a myriad of problems arising from all sides…

It happens oft, and it’s difficult to bring order within this chaos; our inside is very complex. We, the Introspectivity authors, help to build an “inner observatory” and do our best to make things easier. We show how you can orient within yourself. How? We have many useful resources to help you: Art, Psychology, Economy, and Introspection.

Need to orient oneself

The “Inner Observatory”, like the astronomical observatories, originates from the need to orient oneself; but to orient oneself inside, rather than outside, in the Universe. Primitive men needed to know the stars and used constellations to help them navigate; because of that, they observed the stars. In more recent times, astronomical observatories were born, which allowed to gain more and more in-depth knowledge about the moving objects that populate the Universe. Observatories then multiplied. There are some for business, climate, earthquakes, etc. However, all study phenomena outside of us.

It lacked an inner observatory to study what happens in us, in the world of emotions and thoughts – we are providing one; its purpose is to orient ourselves among emotions, to have a better journey through life; managing emotionality, we bring order among thoughts, emotions, expectations, beliefs, etc.

Our reasoning has two major activities:

  • Solving problems. It’s a very important activity, especially if coordinated with intuition.
  • Creating problems; unfortunately, our mind is very efficient in this activity – it creates a myriad of fictitious problems that 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 aim to show you 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 contribute to our research?

We promote the interchange among:

  • The pure Introspective experience. It consists in entering 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? To film what’s going on inside you would help. However, there are no cameras to do it.
  • Introspective Art (especially painting) helps. It depicts the emotional relationships between us and others and the inner relationships between the various parts of us. In this way, we can observe and recognize them.
  • Introspective Psychology completes and enriches our research with the contribution of modern psychology.

Many people take part in various ways, with their experience and intuition to the enrichment of 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