The Power of Awareness:
When you do something unconsciously, it goes deep and becomes a part of you. If you think about it, most of your identity is shaped by moments when you were not aware of yourself. When you do something with full awareness, it simply remains as an activity. An activity done unconsciously leaves a residual impact which becomes your personality.
This is why it is so difficult to go beyond some of your childhood experiences, or certain traumatic experiences. You will hold on to these experiences, throughout your life, because you were not aware of yourself when they were happening to you. Because you were not aware, and things just happened, you simply assumed that it all happened to you.
With awareness, you could have separated the experiences of the mind, body and you. Not everything that has happened to your body or your mind has happened to you. Awareness is a way to constantly keep reminding yourself that you are something separate from the mind and body.
You need not carry the baggage of the experiences of your mind and body as if they were yours. Life becomes an enormous burden if you keep accumulating all the experiences of your mind and body, and create your self-identity out of them. Without awareness, every single experience, good or bad, eventually will weigh you down. It can be an accident or someone willfully hurting you, physically or mentally. Everything becomes a part of you. Without awareness, life is a sheer burden.
The solution to all this is awareness. Become aware and you will see that you can move into meditation naturally. People around you will not even know the difference. You will be the same person, the same mind, and the same body, but for the first time, there will be a magnificent glowing presence in everything you do. Life will become a beautiful experience, because you will be there for the first time to experience it all. As of now, you are not there. You are just lost in your thoughts.