Wilber on developing detached witnessing

Wilber on developing detached witnessing (No Boundary p. 118):

‘…we simply assume a detached impartiality…if you are at all successful in developing this type of detached witnessing (it does take time), you will be able to look upon the events occurring in your mind-and-body with the very same impartiality that you would look upon clouds floating through the sky, water rushing in a stream, rain cascading on a roof, or any other objects in your field of awareness. In other words, your relationship to your mind-and-body becomes the same as your relationship to all other objects…by persistently looking at them, you realise that they are merely objects of awareness.’

Thanks John

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Their chariots storm through the streets, jostling each other along broad avenues

International Standard Version

Their chariots storm through the streets, jostling each other along broad avenues. They look like torches, as they dart around like lightning.

Nahum 2:4

Detachment consists in refraining from letting our possessions possess us

Detachment does not consist in setting fire to one’s house, or becoming bankrupt or throwing one’s fortune out of the window, or even giving away all of one’s possessions. Detachment consists in refraining from letting our possessions possess us. A prosperous merchant who is not absorbed in his business knows severance. – `Abdu’l-Bahá’Divine Philosophy p. 135