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WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS...?

Is it esoteric consideration?


Which is what I would like to address today.



What I have gathered over the years is...consciousness is simply the ability to be awake. If you are an awake and intelligent being, which all that are reading or listening to this are, well you are consciousness.


Consciousness in it's purest form is always unbounded, it is beyond space, time and time space.


Now many of us often think of consciousness in terms of what we are conscious of. This may strike up more confusion, but hear me out. Consciousness is not what we are aware of, it is our capacity to be aware.


Think about this for a moment.


It is being aware of awareness.


This is not something divisible, nor movable, nor is it something limited by any area of space or time, etc.


I wish you would consider a very profound statement by Erwin Schrödinger, a famous physicist who discovered the wave theory which is now the basis of Quantum Mechanics. He stated that the total number of minds in the Universe is One.

That consciousness is a singularity. It is not something which is divisible. This is important in light of some analogies, I will share later to clarify what I mean by this in future writings.


Think of consciousness as the white light in a movie projector which permits all the images of the film to be seen. Now normally we identify the light with various images fleeting across the screen...in reality, the consciousness..... is the light itself, and the relativistic changing images are simply ways that the consciousness are reflected or deflected.


Another way of looking at this is the analogy of the ocean. We may view each of ourselves as individuals, such as the waves on a ocean or a sea, but the waves and the ocean itself are one unified reality. The water or substance of those waves... and the ocean are identical, there is no difference.

Just as the Young Monk says in the film Matrix eloquently states, "Do not try and bend the spoon --- that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth." Neo: "What truth?" Young Monk: "There is no spoon. Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.”

There is no difference. What is different is how we perceive this. Do we perceive ourselves as only waves or do we perceive ourselves as the ocean...??


Most definitely something to marinate upon.


Thoughts? Please share with us below in the comments.











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