To help myself become more aware, I asked the Universe to give me a gentle nudge to bring me back to the present whenever my mind has taken over and is “having a party at my expense.” That gentle nudge happens by me bumping myself or dropping something, a loud noise, or a siren or an alarm going off. All of these things are signals to me that my mind has taken off and to come back to the present. When I receive these signals I stop immediately and ask myself “What am I thinking? What am I feeling? Am I aware?” And of course in the moment I do that, I am aware. The very moment you ask yourself if you are aware, you are there. You are aware.