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“Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.” Karl Marx
“Ideology has very little to do with ‘consciousness’ – it is profoundly unconscious“. Louis Althusser
The definition of consciousness
“The quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself
or the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact”
It is linked to the word awareness.
The definition of awareness
“The quality or state of being aware and knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists”.
In simple terms I would say that consciousness is in an organism that has some knowledge of itself and its environment. Many scientific studies I have researched focus on human consciousness primarily and I’m sure that is probably be on most individuals’ minds when exploring this topic. There is a debate on the level of consciousness in animals and even in plants. I would say there is different degrees of consciousness in human society of individuals who are self-aware. In similar manner I believe there is consciousness in all living things but at different stages and levels. For example, according to evolution consciousness has to emerge from simple constraints to the complex awareness of civilisation today.
When you explore the concept of consciousness it has much to do with a person meaning and experiences in their personal lives. Karl Marx said, “Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious”. It is fundamental to a person reality and perception especially inline with their belief systems. For example, the child believes in Santa Claus because of what they have been told and seen. They wake up in the morning , the cookies are gone and an array of gifts miraculously arrived during the night. In quantum physics the phenomenal entanglement theory when subatomic particles maintain a relationship, vibrating when the other vibrates and is separated at great distances from each other for no apparent reason difficult to understand. Louis Althusser correctly said, “Ideology has very little to do with consciousness”.
Harvard writer respects the limits of scientific objectivity in excellent paper that shows that are limits of understanding according to different notions. The great thinkers down through the pages of humanity have enlightened our meaning of the universe. Problems I perceive with science as we recognise it in its familiar rational perspective has limits. If it can’t explain its cause or effect and measure it often rejects it as a pseudoscience. For example, when I was growing up my friends said when you meet the right romantic relationship you will know. I thought what a load of rubbish , I don’t believe that nonsense. But the tables changed and that special night when my late wife and I were at a wedding I knew I was going to marry her. I don’t know how but just knew, she said you never had any idea. Also, before diagnosing her cancer , I knew she had it but she kept denying it. When they said she had terminal illness , instantly I knew she was going die but she couldn’t except it. Finally, just before she died for some unknown reason I said to go, and She died. This is just few personal experiences where Psychology and science can’t accurately define why. There where two opposing views but intrinsically or some kind of consciousness knew the future.
Mind and Brain Dualism
Many argue that the mind and brain are separate entities and for centuries this has led to a clear distinction especially in the religious domain. The subject only compounds the exploration of consciousness because of belief systems either religious or scientific approach. For simplicity in essence, I would say its not the systems we are exploring but the ideas. For example, a child wants to know how we are going to the park and when. You don’t explain the combustion engine of the car you are going to drive and the exact time to the millisecond. Again, the perception of what we believe is a personal responsibility and there are no right or wrong answers about dualism and the mind.
A division of philosophy that is concerned with the fundamental nature of reality and being and that includes ontology, cosmology, and often epistemology and abstract philosophical studies : a study of what is outside objective experience.
The advocates of metaphysics can take you down a rabbit hole and still find no conclusive evidence of consciousness from my perspective. I am very open minded to all concepts but due to my own analytical ego bias, I find it too vague to appreciate these ideas at present. I have had many spiritual and phenomenal experiences and only metaphysics gives some kind of resolution to what may be.
The total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant according to the First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation) states that energy is always conserved, it cannot be created or destroyed.
According to one resource it says “The brain, in general, accounts for about 20 per cent of your total energy requirements. That’s an average of 400-500 calories a day”. As mentioned at the beginning of this post consciousness definition is “being aware and knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists”. From my perspective is a difficult equation to solve because thoughts are energy. What happens to the energy of the universe before we are born and after we die where is the equilibrium?
Some argue that consciousness is everywhere, and we are all connected. One article said, “panpsychism is the belief that everything is “enminded.” All of it. Whether it is a brain, a tree, a rock or an electron. Everything that is physical also possesses an interior mental aspect”. This apparent in many healing therapies from eastern philosophy for example reiki and acupuncture.
In conclusion the possibilities are endless, and imagination of consciousness is another dimension to explore in future posts. I personally believe that there is infinite consciousness or awareness that the many great inventors , prophets, philosophers, artist ,etc tapped into that gave humanity their rich experience and knowledge we have benefitted from.
”It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.” Nikola Tesla
Draft from forth coming book “Law of Attraction Life Patterns The Templates of Your Life”
“All real education is the architecture of the soul.” William Bennett
“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” Thomas Berger
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Law of Attraction is a conversely debated among scientist, religionist and the enlightenment advocates. The question is not about “who is right or wrong?” but about a person perception and beliefs. Ideologies of church doctrine continue to evolve, and the scientific models are being questioned. The rational thought of primitive humankind has developed from where my next meal is coming from to “Oh hell, I can’t believe it my phone ran out of charge.” The perception of what is real and what doesn’t exist has to be open because over the last 100 years miracles have happened in many domains. The conception of many familiar life patterns of modern living just didn’t exist in the past as impossible or even implausible.
William Bennett introjects of his faith in his famous quote above resonates with many who have a faith and those who have found their life path. Architecture imprints on the mind of the observer of the reality of the creators and designers from previous generations of great thinkers. A passion of mine is renaissance that swept through Europe especially Italy and France giving birth to Classical learning and wisdom from Great thinkers in Greek Philosophy and culture. The environment was fertile soil for some of history great artisans who have left their mark in history. For example, Leonardo wasn’t just a painter, but I would say he was a Polymath who had insatiable thirst for perfectionism. His passion for detail and excellence leaves me in awe of his visionary perspective of remarkable masterpieces of art.
The Law of Attraction theories have no foundation degree in Oxford or Harvard. Despite the cynical approach of many, the simple concept of “Conscious Creation” is a foundation in many mental health philosophies I subscribe to. For example, the CBT model many therapists use in treating patients is helping the patient change their thoughts that changes their reality. Thomas Berger the American novelist said, “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge”. One of my own mantras “Ignorance is Bliss” is one reasonable explanation of a person who fails to see their life patterns and other beliefs. Reminds me of the happy cat sat in front the fire purring away with no concerns or thoughts about life. The cat ignorant of life curiosities as long as there is food in the cat belly and a warm place to sleep. I’m sure if that cat had the potential and brain power to guarantee a life of comfort by conscious creation it would do it.
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau had an illuminating life embracing philosophy, music and controversial stigma of his work with church and state. His pragmatism had influence many in Europe during his lifetime and his legacy paints a picture what the mind can do. He was in fact early forefather of the therapist who are curious about early behavior patterns. The imagination of many has led the formation of new empires, new landscapes and benevolent bursaries for all.
This chapter I will explore some of my perceptions of science and the principles of the Law of Attraction that have commensurate concord. I am not a scientist but have analytical mind of a curious child “anything possible”. The marriage of science and philosophy will have their disagreements, but the foundation of a good relationship is seeing it from both sides without prejudice. “The world of reality has its limits” , because the reality for everyone is different.
Ubiquitously evolution of science has spread its web and connections throughout the age of rationalism in era of technology. The medium of information is abundant and in the fingertips of many. The prolific amount of incorrect data is astounding with the masses accepting every detail as fundamental truth.
Science paradigm of “cause and effect” lacks the spontaneous imagination that cant be measured if not known. For example Dark matter and dark energy that cant be easily measured is anomaly for many scientist. The amazing stastic that Dark energy makes up approximately 68% of the universe shows how little we know.. The scientist are still working on theories to conceptulise its properties and movement . One Ph.D. astrophysicist Ethan Siegal said” Dark matter, to the best of our knowledge, is out there in all directions. It may be invisible to our eyes, but we can feel its gravitational force. It passes through all the matter in the Universe, including human beings, as though it weren’t there at all. There are, to the best of our knowledge, no collisions or interactions other than its effects on curving spacetime. It doesn’t clump, cluster, or form structure like dark atoms or molecules.”
This is my Valentine gift especially for those who are not in a relationship now. The most important relationship we have is with ourself. Connecting to our Soul we are at peace and Soul will look after you in this life. Love to the world especially your soul.
I endeavour to simplify science into easy concepts with ideas to make science accessible and practical to the viewer by reaching their potential.