How many times have you been driving to some location, only to realize that you do not remember traveling the last several miles?
How many times have you eaten a meal, never tasting a bite?
How many times have you become aware, in the middle of an experience, and realized you are living it but not truly experiencing it?
Due to the onslaught of the modern world, many people have unconsciously come to block out how their bodies and minds truly experience anything in any given moment. This leads to a life lived without an interaction with self.
Without the interaction of self, life passes by in a blur, and realizations are left to those who wish to touch their moment.