Thursday, October 28, 2010
Human Consciousness . . .
What is human consciousness and when does it begin? Does it begin at birth when a baby is born? What is the purpose? How is consciousness related to the mover. It seems consciousness begins at birth when we are in the womb. Still life, that which is not moving, may still be conscious. I think we can all remember consciousness in the womb. The mover exists as a result of its human attributes. But consciousness seems to precede movement. Consider the lion that stalks its prey before moving in for the kill. It consciously stalks its prey. Is our consciousness connected to divine consciousness, that of all things. Our consciousness seems limited by our motor senses and other material attributes. Divine consciousness of all things supersedes lower forms of consciousness and encompasses all consciousness and time. That begs the question. Does consciousness cease when we die or does it reincarnate as divine consciousness. Why exist in the first place for human consumption? Animals also seem to be conscious? Is there consciousness also linked to the divine. I would define consciousness as memory and not necessarily movement. We remember things when we are conscious but the mere balance of our existence seems to cloud our judgment. We have been divorced from the divine consciousness and thus are grasping at the higher rungs of existence to keep from falling. The mover persists and is guided by our consciousness. Our consciousness will tell us when to move away from fire or to get out of harm's way. Even the gazelle is conscious when it is being hunted. How does world consciousness and interact and how does that interaction lead to final reckoning or greater clarity between the material and immaterial world. How do we cope with such a subject as consciousness? Are the dead conscious? Are they living amidst a divine consciousness and if so, can death be simply defined as a material expiration. Does the mover who can cheat time and space to exist concomitantly with the divine, join the super consciousness upon death. How are the two related, when we know consciousness and will are often conflicted. After all, consciousness may not denounce bravery. The mother always care for its young in spite of herself. Is that a part of human nature, grinding against the laws of a static consciousness. Is consciousness static or is it dynamic. Life and death and survival in the animal world may not be truly accountable to a divine consciousness, that expects all things, even miracles. What is the thinking man to do? How does the thinking man reconcile such differences? Consciousness, the mover, time, God, and space give us pause when we consider our brief material interlude. We come back to consider if movement precedes consciousness and our lives are simply grounded by a divine presence that has shaped all life on earth. How is that divine presence interpreted by mortal man? Or are we slaves to our consciousness and that of consciousness all around us, and moving only between two worlds that seems to exist only for divine pleasure. Consider the Buddha? If movement and consciousness are one, why should there be a need for a perfect balance? Are we capable of a perfect balance? These are the questions that perplex the mind along the long stretch of gravestones that mark our mortal lives.