Consciousness is one of my favorite topics.
Consciousness is interesting because so little is known of it (nothing for all intents and purposes) and because we all have the same access to it. We have our own and that others have it we really can only accept on faith.
It is my experience that many people are not clear what is being discussed when consciousness is the subject, so this post is my attempt to define consciousness.
If you would please indulge me, I ask that you close your eyes (not yet) and count to ten. Do this without moving your lips and be sure that each number is “enunciated” in your mind. Then be sure to open your eyes.
Go ahead and do that. I’ll wait.
Now, I would like you to point to the location where you counted to ten.
As I understand it, most people will point to right between their eyes. But some people will point to other part of the body, particularly the chest. A rare individual might point away from their body to a corner of the room perhaps.
That location, that space, is your consciousness. When I talk of consciousness, that is what I’m talking about.
I point right between my eyes. Where do you point?