You’re watching a good film. So engrossed are you, that only the rustle of a confectionery packet reminds you you’re watching a film.
Or maybe it was the stiffness in your leg or a feeling of thirst that brought you back.
As the Self there are no such signals.
What will bring you back to the Self and remind you your life is just a movie?
Someone in the movie will tell you.
You’ll check and see if it’s true.
Maybe you’ll get drawn back into the action a few times. Or maybe not.
But you’ll remember what you knew all along.
And maybe you’ll turn to the person next to you and say “it’s just a movie”.
And they’ll probably say “Shhh I’m trying to watch the film.”