In our awakened state we are deprived of feeling our true self because we give our full attention to whatever draws our focus. To return to our initial loving, blissful state of being we need to practice letting go of focusing. Here are a few concepts you can contemplate about and practice while meditating or think about in general
The self is always present, it just becomes an inseparable part of the story. By becoming completely absorbed in the everyday experiences we forget about our knowing and experience of self. Try this exercise #5 from the wake up series to reconnect with this inner knowing
One of the most challenging obstacles to connecting with ourselves, is the body. Our body is always feeling something, physically or emotionally. As a result of that our attention is always directed on how we feel in the body. Try this exercise to divert your attention from the body and connect with yourself.
By deepening our understanding about what we are not, we gradually begin to understand our own created limitations and start breaking free from believing in them. When the most apparent and obvious understandings about the body and the mind start to dissolve, we truly begin to experience the freedom of our being