Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami refers to Merging wih Siva Chapter 6. He teaches the fifth practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: awareness traveling through the mind. He explains that Gurudeva developed the idea that the mind is likened to the traveler traveling all over the world. The traveler and the city are separate from each other. Likewise awareness is just the inner traveler across the different areas of the mind. Bodhinatha also draws a comparison between awareness and consciousness. Shum meditation is beneficial in enabling a person to observe awareness flowing through different areas of the mind.