In the Fourth Way, self-remembering is an essential technique for the acquisition of self-knowledge; it can also be called divided attention. While we are attentive to what is conveyed to us by our senses, we are simultaneously conscious of the outer world and the effect it produces on us (our physical sensations, thoughts, and emotions). This opening ourselves to what is frees us from identification and fragmentation; we no longer take ourselves to be what we are experiencing, becoming instead the witness, the impartial observer. In this way we remember our Self, we awaken our Essence.