This world is fast-paced and the only self awareness we are left with is how to pay the bills. You never really feel the presence of your inner self inside of you and many times overlook. And while paying bills is necessary, it is equally important to be in touch with who you really are. It helps you appreciate your life, maintain sanity, and be able to release stress. So let me introduce something you would normally brush aside.
If you are not familiar with the term “self awareness”, close your eyes for a moment and find out if there is life inside your hands. Don’t ask your mind. It will say, “I can’t feel anything”. My brain said, “Give me something more interesting to think about”.
So instead of asking your mind, go to the hands directly. By this I mean become aware of the subtle feeling of life inside then. It is there. You just have to feel them with attention to observe it. You may get a slight tingling sensation at first, then a feeling of energy or the feeling of being alive. If you keep focusing on your hands for a while, the sense of aliveness will intensify. Some people won’t even have to close their eyes. They will be able to feel their inner self at the same time as they read this.
Then go to your feet, keep your attention there for a minute or so, and begin to feel your hands and feet at the same time. Then incorporate other parts of the body one by one – legs, arms, abdomen, chest, and so on – into that feeling until you are aware of the inner self as a real sense of aliveness, diffused throughout the body.
This little extract might sound dumb here but try it, you will get to feel a particular illumination inside that you have never explored before.