The discussion brought up the chicken or the egg query of which comes first. So, I decided to explore this puzzling conundrum further. While researching the definitions of each word, awareness and consciousness, I found that although similar in meaning, the latter is more of a state of being; and the former, awareness, is the result of consciousness – in my opinion.
Consciousness is the internal engine that sparks awareness, the external comprehension thereof. In other words, when consciousness is at the heightened state we tend to be more aware, whether it is our surroundings, self, or others.
But if we are not aware or keen on our surroundings in the first place, how can we then reach a state of consciousness? ( I must admit here that I’m sounding a bit like Eckart Tolle!)
Therefore it is my humble opinion that consciousness comes from the internal that arouses our awareness, bringing it to the external of our world.
What do you think?
"The realm of consciousness is much vaster than thought can grasp. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are." ~Eckhart Tolle
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