You are Full of It
Consciousness fills every moment of every day. Without it, you die. Your consciousness resides within you. Not outside. When we do try to share our thoughts with the outside world we discover a dilemma. Our words are not who we are, just a glimpse of a moment, a hint of the hundred thousand unspoken words that occur every day. To know another human requires more than shared words, but they do help. Words shape our thoughts and our feelings.
Everything we say or do originates with a conscious thought, which arise from where? We feel its presence. We know it belongs to us, yet the source remains a mystery. Consciousness is our awareness of who we are, and it determines how we perceive our personal reality, which seems to exist outside of us.
At this point I wish I could proclaim some grand insight and define consciousness. Every guru and mystic, every quantum physicist and psycho-philosopher knows what consciousness is, so why can I not define it? A simple out would be to say it exists beyond the limitations of words and definitions, and that is true, yet I can feel its presence in myself, and sense it in others (including some mammals). I can feel consciousness, but cannot touch it, or explain it.
Consciousness is how we experience existence. There I have defined it. Not so. I infer its presence, that is all. Consciousness is personal, it belongs, individually, to each one of us. Consciousness defines who we are, and it transcends who we are.
We do possess the power of awareness, the ability to examine our thoughts and reflect upon them from multiple perspectives. We need not define, or confine consciousness with a theory that threatens to turn into a limiting belief. Allow your thoughts to flow freely and experience the pure joy of discovery.
- Consciousness -- the Final Frontier
Dada Gunamuktananda: Yogi and Meditation Teacher
The exploration of inner space, our own consciousness, is ultimately connected to our discovery of outer space. Just as the world becomes a smaller place with increase in communication and transport technology, so the universe becomes a smaller place with the increase in meditation technology!
Bio: Dada Gunamuktananda has trained in meditation, yoga and natural health sciences in Australia, the Philippines and India. He has been a meditation teacher of Ananda Marga since 1995 and has taught and lectured on meditation in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.
http://www.ishafoundation.org/ A seeker asks the difference between consciousness and awareness. Sadhguru explains the importance of avoiding academics and focusing on just being with him.