Consciousness

Steffck
Steffck
@steffck
last year
14 posts

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
Deborah Craig
Deborah Craig
@deborah-craig
last year
74 posts

I'm going to keep it simple..One who is aware of their surroundings.....or not unconscious ,😂


updated by @deborah-craig: 02/26/17 11:30:33PM
Hop Daddy
Hop Daddy
@hop-daddy
last year
879 posts

I would say wakefulness or the ability to experience or to feel. But for an empath I would add to the definition of "being in the moment".

Rene''
Rene''
@rene
last year
1,195 posts
To me Spiritual consciousness and Human Consciousness are two different Consciousnesses. For example. I look down at a pansy flower. The human consciousness sees it purple and yellow. My spiritual consciousness see it in every possible detail and more. My mind may go back to when it sprouted to its future There are many different levels on consciousness.
empphire
@empphire
last year
19 posts

I like @hop-daddy definition "wakefulness or the ability to experience or to feel. But for an empath I would add to the definition of "being in the moment""

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?

Kate T
Kate T
@kate
last year
145 posts

A pleasurably noisy swarm of colorful butterflies when awake, curious/open and content/happy in the moment, as you feel it "communicating" ;)

Or that might as well have another name. I don't know


updated by @kate: 04/09/17 12:48:07AM
empphire
@empphire
last year
19 posts

@hermes

Thank you for both pieces of advice! I look forward to reading the book to answer these questions, and Buddha's advice really resonates with me and how I've been feeling :)

Steffck
Steffck
@steffck
last year
14 posts

Thanks to those who shared ... 

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