Direct Access Methods (Hacks)
Awareness hacks are very simple. One test of a good hack is that it is simple. Awareness is always here, its just overlooked. It requires one to unhook from thinking for just a moment and look.
One way to categorize access methods to awareness is by the mode of perception. If we include thought as a perception then we have:
- Awareness Before Thoughts
- Awareness Before Seeing*
- Awareness Before Sensation
- Awareness Before Touch
- Awareness Before Sound
- Awareness Before Taste & Smell
- Awareness As Space
The ‘before’ refers to the process of observing, before we start interpreting perception. Consciousness is before. Before is like a door that can open wider and wider into an expansive, open aware space.
*As sight is our dominant sense, access through Seeing can both radically challenge and change our way of experiencing.