Tomorrow night we are having a Staying AWAKE gathering. People have asked, “Are there things to do to stay Awake?” Being Awake (my interpretation) is not “doing” anything.
It’s more about using non-intellectual processes to “Undo” thinking.
Another way of seeing it: it’s about experiencing the heart not the mind. Using meditation, chant, vibrational sounds, etc. as ways to bypass the thinking mind which can never experience Awakeness, and being present and open to experiencing ourselves as Awareness.
It’s about coming home to who we are (although in reality we never left home). It’s about the realization that we are not our Egoistic (illusory) mind/self. It’s about, as Nisargadatta Maharaj stated, “I am THAT! It’s just about experiencing my real Self