Question: During meditation I have the feeling that there is a stranger inside me looking out. It is not me looking out through my eyes, but someone else. Is that usual?

Sri Chinmoy: It is quite usual. It is nothing abnormal. At that time you are not identified with your body-consciousness. When you do this, you become the observer. That is to say, the soul-consciousness is observing the physical consciousness. When you feel that someone else is observing through your eyes it is the soul-consciousness that is observing the physical world. It is a very healthy, good experience, very inspiring.