What is the essence of Consciousness? And what is the essence of meditation or prayer? Deep meditation, or twilight pre-dreaming as I call it, is that ancient and timeless meditative space connecting to consciousness.
In meditation, we cannot direct our minds toward the experience of the world. We must let our move away from itself. It would be more accurate to say that to awaken we must release the mind’s focus of its outward thinking, allowing its attention to return, or come home to rest in itself. With no beginning, and no end. Infinite and Omnipresent Consciousness. just is. For a full understanding read Being Aware, of Being Aware by Rupert Spira.
Steven Monahan on Consciousness and Meditation