American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Observation of one's own countenance or appearance.
- n. Examination of one's own thoughts or emotions.
“My self-observation is that in the short run, the supply of self-control seems fixed, but in the long run, I obtain more through practice (or at the very least, practicing self-control in a given context has the effect that the cost of exercising self-control in that context decreases).”
“That there is such a capacity within the human heart must be discovered by introspection, self-observation, and by true contemplation.”
“My self-observation is that the bigger I TRY to be, the less I am focusing on doing things really well.”
“In the process, we get attitudes from enthusiasm to permanent incredulous self-observation and reflection, which is great to witness.”
“Self-knowledge gained through introspection and self-observation is the key to life wisdom.”
“You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving.”
“Building this skill of self-observation, sometimes referred to as “witnessing,” allows us to step back from the ongoing drama our mind constantly creates.”
“Honest self-observation is the antidote to unwitting self-deception.”
“There are further vocabularies, whose points of reference are more unstable, slipping ambiguously between metaphysics and self-observation, cosmogony and existential philosophy.”
“No discourse or reference point is excluded here: one finds interactions between morality and magnetism, psychopathology and philology, self-observation and metaphysics.”
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