Question: What can one do to have a greater awareness of reality?
Answer: A quart cup cannot hold a gallon of water. Don’t worry about “a greater awareness” but be as constant and conscious as you can towards the awareness you can bring to bear. Each moment we put our wish for the present moment before our habituated longing for the sense of self that is produced in time, we, our awareness, and it’s capacity is enlarged. That is what is in your power.