How to Find Your Center of Awareness and Shift Your Perspective

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A simple technique to access your true self and transcend your ego

Have you ever wondered who you really are, beyond your thoughts, emotions, and personality? Have you ever felt like there is a deeper part of you that is always aware, calm, and wise? If so, you are not alone. Many people have glimpsed this aspect of themselves, but they don’t know how to access it consistently and intentionally.

The center of awareness is the core of your being, the place where you can observe everything that happens in your mind and body without getting attached or identified with it. It is also the source of your intuition, creativity, and spiritual insight. When you are in touch with your center of awareness, you can see things from a higher perspective and make better choices for yourself and others.

But how do you find your center of awareness? How do you shift from being lost in your ego to being aligned with your true self? In this article, I will share with you a simple technique that can help you do just that. It is based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, and other spiritual teachers who have mastered the art of living in the present moment.

The Technique: Ask Yourself “Who Am I?”

The technique is very simple: whenever you feel stressed, confused, angry, or any other negative emotion, ask yourself “Who am I?” and then observe what comes up in your mind. Don’t try to answer the question intellectually or analytically. Just watch what thoughts, images, memories, or sensations arise in your awareness.

As you do this, you will notice that most of the things that come up are not really who you are. They are just labels, stories, beliefs, or opinions that you have adopted from others or from your own past experiences. They are not the essence of your being. They are not the center of awareness.

For example, you might think that you are a woman, a mother, a lawyer, a friend, a Democrat, a Christian, etc. But these are just roles that you play in different contexts. They are not your true identity. They are not the center of awareness.

Or you might think that you are happy, sad, angry, bored, etc. But these are just emotions that come and go depending on what happens in your life. They are not your true nature. They are not the center of awareness.

Or you might think that you are smart, stupid, beautiful, ugly, etc. But these are just judgments that you have made about yourself or that others have made about you. They are not the truth. They are not the center of awareness.

As you keep asking yourself “Who am I?” and observing what comes up in your mind, you will eventually reach a point where nothing comes up anymore. You will be left with a sense of silence, stillness, and spaciousness. This is the center of awareness. This is who you really are.

The Benefits: Experience Peace, Clarity, and Joy

When you find your center of awareness and stay there for a while, you will experience many benefits. Some of them are:

  • You will feel more peaceful and relaxed. You will no longer be bothered by the noise and drama of your mind or by the problems and challenges of your life. You will realize that nothing can harm or disturb your true self.
  • You will have more clarity and wisdom. You will be able to see things as they are, without distortion or bias. You will be able to discern what is important and what is not. You will be able to make better decisions and take wiser actions.
  • You will experience more joy and happiness. You will discover that your true self is already complete and fulfilled. You will no longer depend on external things or people to make you happy. You will be able to enjoy every moment of your life as a gift.

Finding your center of awareness is not difficult or complicated. It is actually very simple and natural. All it takes is a willingness to question your assumptions and beliefs about yourself and to observe what is happening in your mind with curiosity and openness.

The more you practice this technique, the easier it will become to access your center of awareness at any time and in any situation. You will be able to shift from being trapped in your ego to being free in your true self.

You will be able to live from a place of presence, power, and purpose.

You will be able to find your center of awareness and shift your perspective.


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