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
sometimes when we feel heavy emotions, it seems like they pin us down, corners us, the heaviness is inescapable. However, if you think about emotions in general including the heavy emotions. Emotion is not a being of its own, it doesn't have a mind of its own, it doesn't have a purpose of its own, it doesn't have a will.
Sometimes our worries have nothing to do with us and everything to do with what we think about should be. Our thought detach us from reality as it is, and place us in a world we disapprove of. The line between what is real and what is not gets distorted by our misperception. Use this exercise to get an idea how you can see things exactly as they are.
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