posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 07:57 PM
Sounds like a combination of two things: your awareness of the "now" overlapping with a synchronistic experience reinforcing your connection to
Which is a Good Thing on both sides of it, imho. ^^
I've experienced both, but only once experienced them at the same time.
Living in the now is an exercise I was taught to keep my myself grounded and improve focus/re-prioritize, during a time when I needed that, and it's
surprisingly simple: instead of the habitual thoughts of past or future that we typically have, set them all aside for a few minutes (say about five)
and focus only on this moment in time. You can do the usual focus on your breathing thing, or (as I prefer) think about the skin covering your body
and recognize it as a single, continuous organ... the point being, turning your attention to the "self" as it resides in this body, at this moment,
with no external distractions.
For those five minutes, you're living in and experiencing the now. I have no idea why or how it works, but it does--I've used it to combat anxiety,
stress, and anger, but it's such a quick, simple thing, I can't imagine how it actually helps--it just does.
About the awareness of your connection with the world around you, I can only say congrats on that. Those moments are rare, but wonderful. ^^