Close your eyes.
Allow the emotions of love to arise. You can think of one person whom you love, and feel that emotion. Focus on the emotion now, instead of the person, and let this emotion occupy your inner world. Let this love become more and more dominant, until you become surrounded by this love, and you become nothing else but this love, until you can no longer distinguish between the object of love itself and the emotion of love. You become That.
Atha yoga anusasanam. Now this is yoga. Now this is the state of love. Now this is oneness with all. Now this is consciousness.
In the field of science, consciousness is one big question mark. It remains a material scientific mystery just exactly how consciousness works. The brain is involved, but we don’t know exactly how. Yogic teachings hold that the inquiry must be done inwards. That if that part which is lost is inside of us and not outside of us, then the searching must be done inside of us. While it is true we cannot prove consciousness, it does not mean it is not real. We also cannot prove love, and yet this emotion is real and is central to the human experience. Consciousness is the same.
“The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is at the root of all true science. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, is my idea of God.”