Awareness increases gradually and in a more discrete fashion; it may seem for quite a while that nothing changes, but a moment comes when you realize that the purview of your attention has expanded noticeably. The expansion of attention develops inconspicuously and is recognized as a quantum leap only after the fact—you realize suddenly that you can see much more and with a wider perspective than before. The way you feel or what happens around you does not affect this ability; it just is. It is a part of your transfigured being, independent and self-sufficient.