Meta–awareness is a state of deliberate attention towards the contents of consciousness. Science and spirit are not at odds with each other. Spirit discovers – science. is able to help it in finding solutions.
If you want to build the kind of meta-awareness he is talking about I recommend that you think on The Mind Illuminated. It is a meditation manual and meta-awareness is an important part there as well. Because it is this awareness that lets you notice distractions while you’re meditating.
Been meditating for more than a year and a half, every day with only a few days missed now, and I can say my life changed significantly for the better. I started small (basics, 3 minutes a day) and then incorporated 10 minutes of Headspace mindfulness meditation after brushing my teeth, every morning. Now it is a routine I hardly would like to give up and when there’re moments of stress (resistance to the idea of practicing mindfulness) I find that just getting started, will afterward resolve by itself. Through the very act.of meditating in a mindful way. This is a skill that, once honed, can be used again and again and again. There are challenges: 1. Distractibility 2. Loneliness 3. Negative self-talk/depression 4. Lack of meaning/purpose of life 4 pillars 1. Awareness 2. Connection 3. Insights 4. Purpose.
Science and spirit are not at odds with each other. Spirit discovers – science. is able to help it in finding solutions, solve problems, find out how the world works or that something does work.