When observing ourselves in daily life and encountering our defects is there a certain mantra, technique or anything else to avoid identification with the defect.
For example when I feel angry how can I separate my self from it and see it as a different I ? I used to be able to percieve my defects as different I's and create the separation but after committing many mistakes for a period of time this inner sense has athropied. Now I am easily identified. I may not indulge and yell at someone when I feel angry but it is superficial. How can I separate my self and protect my mind from the ego, especially without running away and ignoring it.