In the west, contemplative behaviour leads us to awareness.
Today we call this being ‘mindful’.
This leads to being conscious of who and what we are or a kind of ‘awakening ‘.
I see the sky for the first time.
Or I know, on a more conscious level, ‘I am responsible ‘.
These feelings are awakening new sources of connecting and engaging with life.
It is simply a very pleasant experience with pouts of correcting ourselves to function in a very busy western culture.