YOU ARE AWARENESS – This is the last part of the I AM meditation, resting as the awareness itself.
This meditation is nothing more than resting your attention in the feeling and knowing that you exist in this present moment. You know that in this moment you exist, that you are .This sense of “I AM” is always present. Initially, you practice bringing your attention back to this sense of existing whenever the attention wanders and grasps onto experience. As your practice deepens, It doesn’t matter where your attention may be or whatever experience you may be aware of, you still ARE. You are still You. I AM THAT I AM.
This is something simple, something obvious but easily overlooked. This is because our attention easily grasps and moves onto experiences occurring within the five outer senses, thoughts, bodily sensation, emotions, and states of mind. We find ourselves unconsciously identifying, getting caught up in and reacting to these experiences. We feel that we are these experiences and so we feel separate from everything else. Here all the struggle, conflict, effort and suffering enter into life. Truly, all experiences come and go in the natural presence and awareness of who you are. This presence and awareness always IS, IS never lost.