For those who wish to study, explore and understand the workings of the soul and the human psychological mechanism, then being able to achieve centralised consciousness is a requirement; for in this sense, centralised consciousness is the foundation from which we work, study and learn.
Centralised consciousness requires that all the attributes and faculties of consciousness be centralised – awareness, judgement, decision making / choice, freewill, responsibility, exertion and management of force, and control.
Structured thought, visual and audible, emotions, and physical sensations and operations, are viewed as separate from and external to the observant central consciousness which is in control.
As awareness is the first attribute of consciousness, so awareness is the first part of consciousness to practice centralising itself. Exercise a strong sense of situational awareness, that is, awareness of one’s physical surroundings, being calmly aware of the direction and distance of all things around you. Be aware of you presence in the head as consciousness. Sit back from the eyes, in the centre of the head. Be aware of your full field of vision and of all sounds, near and far and their direction.
As your body may write or draw a picture but the writing and picture are not your body, so too, differentiate between yourself the consciousness and the screen of mind upon which you create imagined thought. Recognise that the thought and the place where structured thought is projected is not you. You are the creator, observer, arranger of the thought.
Emotion too, is below you, mostly in the torso region, separate from you the observer.
Now, as you have centralised awareness, centralise also your decision making faculties, your freewill. Notice how you can move options around on the screen of mind, comparing and assessing them, and choosing one or another. You are not just the observer; you are also the chooser. You do the weighing up, the judging and deciding.
As you have centralised your awareness, and your judging and choosing faculties, also, while holding yourself as awareness steady and centralised in the head, exercise your ability to exert force, to follow up on a decision with motive action. Move a hand one way then another, stand, step, walk about. Operate your body as if you are the operator of a machine, keeping yourself positioned in the operator’s seat. That is the ability to exert force physically.
Now stand still a moment. Visualise an image, any image, perhaps a stick figure of a man. With eyes close, project the image onto the scene of mind, or with eyes open project him onto a wall or imagine him in front of you. Make him stand with his arms stretched out to the side, now make him run on the spot, now perform star jumps, now stop him, stand him still. That is the ability to exert force mentally, upon thought.
Practice centralising consciousness, with its three attributes of awareness, choice and exertion of force, in their order. Remembering that awareness/observation is the first and most important attribute of consciousness to centralise. Work on that first. Make it strong. The others can only be as centralised as awareness is.
Practice differentiating between yourself the consciousness, and thought, emotion and body. Know the difference, all the time. Notice which is active, notice the interactions. Practice being conscious of yourself and your mechanism.
Set aside time to practice centralising your consciousness, some time seated and meditative, and some time to practice while performing daily activities such as walking, house work, working, commuting, communicating with others, and while watching people and things around you. During these daily activities practice being conscious of your own consciousness, of being centralised and in control. Your sense of your own presence within your self will grow. Your consciousness is becoming more concentrated, intensified, stronger and more powerful. Keep yourself calm, observant, and deliberate in what you do.