The whole notion of consciousness baffles me. One of the most fundamental aspects to the human condition, yet one of the least understood. So I took my perspective and began to rationalize it myself.
It’s fair to say that consciousness is a widespread phenomena among all people of Earth. This is an obvious assumption of what is most likely many people, but it needed to be said to venture into my points. How would one compare the consciousness of an adolescent vs. an adult? Someone in the Oval Office vs. someone in a mental asylum? A Christian vs. a Muslim?
One could say that the beliefs, morals, values, and norms differ among these people but that the underlying consciousness in all of them is the same. One could say that if the underlying consciousnesses is identical then how could any two lives deviate from one another?
That concept caused me ponder whether the consciousness is actually a fluctuating entity in people, having peaks and valleys throughout their corresponding lives, being able to take notice of the thoughts and emotions of a depressed Monday compared to an ecstatic Wednesday.
Does consciousness grow? Well, many believe meditation is a technique to expand one’s consciousness so indeed it could grow. But what comes with a broadened consciousness? A richer, deeper perspective, which can then be used in some sort of decision-making? Could that perceptual increase correlate to wisdom?
I believe where consciousness lies, is where the dreams lie and I believe this to be true due to the fact that it would be impossible for someone to follow my thoughts frame by frame. The TV-like screen projected in our psyche is where all thoughts take place and potentially where all dreams take place. Having drastically different thoughts is one reason why peoples lives are so different. Of course this is where thoughts tie back into everything of the physical world and how our 5 senses interpret that information 24/7. And this is what intrigues me.
The physical world is vast. Not only is it common to want to explore the physical world, it is subliminally a norm we follow by habit. Granted, the universe is infinite to our knowledge, we’re limited to this one planet. Our mind, however, isn’t.
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