When I am able to step away from the commotion around me, to see what is happening, I become the observer. When I am able to pause the stories in my head and see what emotion they are covering or protecting, I become the observer.
My daily physical and spiritual practices not only ground me, they help me be the observer. When I do not take the chaos of work, life of the news personally, I am the observer.
This is a very busy and fulfilling time for me at work. Lots of good stuff is happening. As a very high energy person, I find that I will get too amped up. This is when I go for a walk, or close my door to listen to a chat, or find a quiet place for a break. This how I practice what I preach. This is how I find the observer in chaos.