You Are The Observer and The Observed
In Quantum Physics the double slit experiment is a famous experiment that shows that when single electrons are fired through two slits they create waveforms that produce an interference pattern on the screen or wall that they are projected onto.
However, put a measuring device there to observe the phenomena and the electrons produce two single bands, not an interference pattern consistent with a waveform.
The very act of measuring or observing made the electrons act as though they knew they were being observed.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize nominee (nominated by the Dalai Lama). In his book ‘Living Buddha, Living Christ’, he states:
In the psalms, it says, “Be still and know that I am God. ‘Be Still’ means to become peaceful and concentrated. The Buddhist term is samatha (stopping, calming, concentrating). ‘Know’ means to acquire wisdom, insight, or understanding. The Buddhist term is vipasyana (insight or looking deeply). ‘Looking deeply’ means observing something or someone with so much concentration that the distinction between observer and observed disappears. The result is insight into the true nature of the object. When we look into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without clouds there could be no rain, and there would be no flower. Without time, the flower could not bloom. In fact, the flower is made entirely of non-flower elements; it has no independent, individual existence. It “inter-is” with everything else in the universe.
In this video the famous was philosopher, speaker and writer Krishnamurti explains that you are both, the observer and the observed which means that everything in the universe is connected as one wholeness.
There is no separation but when we choose to see ourselves as different, apart from others, we create unhappiness that can lead to anxiety, distrust, frustration, anger and violence.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (who has recently passed on) stated the following:
Ubuntu says when I have a small piece of bread, it is for my benefit that I share it with you. Because, after all, none of us came into the world on our own.
Meditation is The Key
The key to achieving this is meditation, especially meditation involving concentrated focus.
When we meditate on something we focus deeply on it so that the distinction between the observer and the observed disappears and two become one.