Ilchi Lee believes that we are each individual parts of the universe. Many people don't use their brains to their full capacity and instead are blind to the word around them and their own role in it.
"As I inhale and exhale
I see my existence anew
And recognize the law of the Cosmos" – Ilchi Lee "Songs of Enlightenment
To fully awaken your brain and learn how you fit into the universe as a whole try Ilchi Lee's five steps:
1. Awaken the Senses
We have five senses but often use only our eyes. Learn to develop your touch, taste, sense of smell and hearing through meditation and purposefully using each sense on a daily basis. Eat more slowly to enjoy food's flavors and aromas. Run your hands through the grass, pet a dog and enjoy the many textures of life by feeling them with your fingertips. Simply being more aware of your senses helps to awaken your brain.
2. Become Flexible
Instead of having a thought or idea and being fixated on carrying it out, allow yourself to be flexible. This is also necessary when you are working towards goals. The way you plan your journey will not always be what happens. Know that there are many possibilities that lead to what you are looking for. You must also learn to be flexible with your body. Yoga and exercise can help you to learn how to be more malleable physically.
3. Heal Yourself by Releasing Stored Emotions
Holding on to anger, fear and anxiety is not beneficial to your well-being. Instead, negative emotions can hold you back. While fleeting and temporarily experiencing these feelings is natural and healthy, keeping them in is not. Learn to release emotions that are harmful to you so you can begin again.
4. Use your Entire Brain
Many people claim they are a right or left-sided thinker. While this may be true of your thought process, you can still use both sides of your brain by actively engaging in both creative and logical thoughts. Trying new things like painting, cooking and theater can help those who are right-brained, and math and history is useful for developing your brain if you find you are more of an artsy, left-brained person.
If you stop the four processes above, your brain will return to it' pre-awakened state. Continue using your senses, being flexible, letting go of emotions and using all your thought processes to continue developing spiritually.