Self-detachment makes you able to see yourself from a distance, which helps you get a clear picture for yourself and your uniqueness. Though it sounds a little spiritualistic in nature, it is not that difficult to attain. More than half of your problems could be solved if you get to know yourself better. Here are a few advantages of self-detachment or seeing yourself from a distance.
Unbiased attitude towards others and self
You must have experienced how bad it feels when someone fails to understand your true feelings for them or when people hurt you without any valid reason. In such situations, you simply wish others could understand how bad they have behaved with you. Self-detachment makes you able to overcome this weakness in your personality. Life could be much easier only if people start seeing their own selves from a distance. Self-detachment also teaches you how to treat yourself better and take care of your own self in tough times. It has the power to bring out the best in you. After all, you always have an expert judgment to correct ways of all around us; you have the ability to rectify our own faults as well.
Ability to empathize
You hardly find reasons to get scrappy with others as self-detachment makes you able to empathies with all others. Improve your ways of life. You can understand people better and make your relationships long lasting and full of love. No matter how the other people make you feel, you can understand their viewpoint and make wiser decisions.
Stop judging others
When you get to know that your own self is full of faults, you would think twice before giving judgments on someone else’s behavior. It is a human tendency to find faults in others and that too without considering all aspects that influence their behavior.
Know yourself better
The way you behave with others around you could tell you a lot about your own self. Every time you come across someone else, you get a moment of self-awakening as your reactions depict the kind of person you really are. You must have experienced that sometimes you don’t get affected when someone makes a remark about you. It generally happens when you do not justify that thing in you. On the contrary, you tend to react back when you know they have guessed right. Self-detachment lets you get to know yourself inside out.
Understand situation better
What else could you really ask for if you could start understanding the situation from all aspects? With self-detachment, you get an idea how you behave with others and why people react back in a certain way.
Seeing yourself from a distance would make you able to set realistic demands in life. Self-detachment makes you aware of your strengths and limitations. You do not get disheartened in your search to get something that is beyond your capability. Do not take it as self-limiting thought rather it is self-realization to seek what you deserve the most.
Self-detachment is not denial
Self-detachment makes you able to stay at a distance but this is a conscious decision. You get new experiences that lead you to further growth in life. Denial on the other hand is the situation when you deny the new experiences. Self-detachment is not disconnection but it is learning and growing with experience.
The entire search for knowing the unknown seems meaningless if you do not know your own self. You make mistakes, realize and then go through the painful phase of regrets. Self-detachment actually breaks this cycle and lets you live a regret free life. How could you get to know the world outside you if you do not know your inner self?