A time that you were probably most connected to the Self was when you were a baby. I couldn't help but chuckle after typing that because I could just imagine those who are relatively new to this realm may feel out-of-place AND that's okay! That just means you're stepping out of your comfort zone to learn more and I applaud you for that. Before the stigmas of cultural norms and the emotional walls for defense, your baby Self was able to accurately feel the moment.
As a baby, you cried when you were sad and laughed when you were happy with minimal hesitation or hindrance. You weren't worried about behavioral or cultural norms. As you get older, you learn how to assimilate and behave accordingly. As you get older, you experience varying extents of suffering that create a barrier and a sort of emotional scab within a limited norm. While scabs are necessary for healing, it's not meant to be there forever.
Connecting to the Self is a way of removing barriers that hinder your experience of the present moment. It is a way of learning to nurture the inner child that fuel laughter and tears (of sadness and of joy). With the full extent of emotion, life is experience with much more flavor and essence!
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