Please give me your definition of consciousness ..I have been asking people definition ... you would be surprised the answers I get if I get a answer
updated by @steffck: 09/01/18 09:24:14PM
Before I found out that I am an empath, I felt a lot of times that while I was experiencing all the things a normal person experiences, like seeing the same thing, hearing or smelling the same thing. However, it always felt as if these sensations were not actually happening to me...confusing yes. The best way I can describe it is it felt like I was living in a "dream" or some part of me was asleep (even though when I have dreams, they are VERY vivid and I feel very intense emotions)
I recently read some Thoreau and Emerson and had to interpret their transcendental ideas for a class I'm in, and they both encourage us to be "in the moment" as hop-daddy had stated. This is starting to make sense to me, as this is what I've been missing, and why a lot of things don't feel real or like they're happening to me.
My question now, is how do I fix this? The transcendental idea is to let go of the ego and appreciate the moment by appreciating nature. I know that I feel more alive when in nature, but how do I take this feeling of wholeness or awareness with me when I'm not in nature? And by letting go of your ego, what makes you still an individual, and not just reflecting nature or the peace and problems of the world?