the Deep Thoughts of These Thoughts

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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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My perception of the Universe

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It’s not only ridiculous how massive the universe is, but it’s also shocking how some of us don’t believe in extra-terrestrials. Probably not the most inviting way to introduce an article, mentioning aliens and all.

Imagine our solar system, a mere spec in the grand scheme of our galaxy. To most people however, it’s essentially all there is to be concerned with. Now take that image of our “huge” solar system being lost in the vastness of our milky way, and apply it to the fact that the milky way has the same correlation to the billions of other galaxies.

That should blow your mind. Especially when you think about how little we have traveled into the entire realm of the universe. How could we expect aliens to “interact” with us, when we’ve barely made it out ourselves?

Thinking about how big the universe is, it’s not crazy to believe that other beings out there could be having as hard of a time as us. Some could have made great progress. There’s no reason to believe that God is only here for our planet. With all due respect to the Bible, that’s our interpretation of specific events. I believe God created many Earths, each with new beginnings described in their own way.

When I see all the turmoil in the world today, it’s easy to see why we gave up on NASA. People today are to worried about wars, taxes, and bills. I understand, it’s the reality we live in and there’s no way around it. But it’s depressing when looked upon in a broadened view. There is absolutely no harmony in our race, and being someone who never engages in conflict, I can’t figure out why. We’re only holding ourselves back. Most people have the friends and jobs to keep them preoccupied, and outside events become irrelevant to them. Those irrelevancies, in my eyes, cause dissonance. And by most, I’m eluding to those residing in our so-called mighty country. America. So many other countries shouldn’t have millions upon millions of people either poor or in poverty.

Reading over the post, I noticed I didn’t provide much information or any cold hard facts. I hoped just sharing my ideas could ignite something inside of you.

thanks,

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