The Philosophy Of Consciousness

Awareness is consciousness.

I am awareness.

Or I am that I am like in the Old Testament.

All religion goes into this idea of being aware.

There may be more than an object reality.

If this premise is true, we can be aware of our awareness in a non duality way.

In this sense we can be aware of awareness and aware that all is awareness.

This philosophy is born out of a sense of permanence and the infinite we call consciousness.

Without a objective reality, we or I is awareness and flows within itself in ways that resembles a reality with objects and subjects, but is really agents of consciousness that is the source of all.

Awareness is here now, permanently, in a stable way like a flow.

Because of this sense of flow, all the stops and starts and fades or emerging is now our experience.

The element of our experience that is present is awareness.

We or I is awareness.

Sensation and perception disappear when I rest or sleep or when I am at peace.

The limitation of language make words like aware limited to that of a noun.

For this reason we may express awareness as a space or field.

‘Being aware’ is a better phrase to express the knowing element we call awareness.

What I have has no objective reality or nothing.

In this sense, I am nothing or everything.

We all know we are aware.

What is the ‘we’ and ‘I’ that knows awareness?

The same ‘I’ is our primary experience.

Or I am aware I am aware.

I am not objective. I don’t do anything, I am conscious.

This is not Devine or a cosmic experience.

This is simply how each of us know our experience.

This is a way of being or a way of being conscious.

These words are essentially the same: awareness, conscious, being, knowing.

The way has no objective qualities-it is self-aware.

Our true nature is everything to us. Because we need to be what we know.

Science is attempting to learn the true nature of consciousness.

The mind-body and world depends on the nature of consciousness.

We need to go to the source and ask what is it’s true nature, and that awareness of awareness is “I am that I am.”

This is a concession to the objective finding mind.

The source of attention is absent from attention,but rather a relaxation of being aware.

Am I aware?

Yes.

For thousands of years we have been asking what is consciousness.

And it is becoming a fundamental question to science.

All other science is breaking down because we have reached the conclusion we must answer this fundamental question to move forward.

The hard question of consciousness will be hard to prove, but we all have a subjective sense of it.

Perhaps it will take a thousand years to find the answer.

Do No Harm

You can read and put it into practice and journal about it.

You can talk to others about it.

But we really need to learn how to live.

To live is to learn, love, laugh and begin to build a life and a legacy.

With each life built this way, others need not reinvent the way.

But life has up and down and most of us get broken and need time to mend.

It is a challenge to live and do no harm.

We cause much damage to ourselves and others.

When we loose sight of our harm, we do more harm.

It is a big concern for all who strive to live a good life.

Beautiful B.C.

Victoria is where I am,

Where I desire to be,

Where I know to be.

This is who I am in a local manner.

My inner landscape is another matter.

I desire to be here,

But on the inside, I need to make a difference.

I know who I am and what I want and I think that has made ‘all the difference ‘.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_Not_Taken?wprov=sfti1

Yes

www.theglobeandmail.com/life/style/article-as-gender-identity-becomes-more-fluid-do-we-need-mens-wear-and-women/

Do we really need to affirm the male and female gender?

Gender is not the problem, but it is part of the conversation.

We are all learning and experiencing and awakening to who we are, what we do, we constantly make decisions for what works for us.

My motto is ‘do no harm’.

Compassion-that is all!


To be a student of compassion, does not necessarily increase compassionate behaviour.

There is an arc or continuum that starts with empathizing with someone suffering to actually helping them out.

Loving-kindness mindfulness is being mindful of oneself and reaches into the people throughout the world.

There are three forms of compassion which span the intellectual, emotional and our concern for others.

So why help ourselves help others?

The “Altered Traits” by Daniel Goleman & Richard J. Davidson revels why and how in their ground breaking book and research.

It says mindfulness will enhance empathic concern, activate good feelings and love, and activate brain circuitry to register the suffering of others.

It proves that in 16 hours of mindful loving kindness meditation, that we can reduce intractable unconscious bias towards other people.

Who wouldn’t want to be more compassionate?

Imagine what a lifetime commitment can do. 

Love Of Writing, Living and Working

The limits of doing what you love are complex.

Starving is not an option,

Paying the bills takes 8 hours a day out of the equation.

Some might say it kills the whole idea of becoming a writer full time.

But living is more complex,

To live the good life requires a practice,

My primary spiritual job is to practice philosophy for my own sake and others.

So I do all three at once, it takes a lifetime to accomplish and perhaps society will encourage this act through their new measures for a universal basic income.

I believe in finding a balance with all three.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author?wprov=sfti1

Judgement

Don’t make things into good and bad,

It’s not my job.

Passion gone astray,

Illusion is a mental demonstration of insanity.

Don’t act on reaction,

It’s not a very good job.

Rehearsal may make a good practice,

But bad habits are bad habits.

Don’t avoid decisions,

Some are good and some are bad.

Practice helps sort the good from the bad,

With support from family and friends life’s problems can be overcome.

Learning to live will make the experience a work of art.

The art of living is just another way of expressing the ‘good life’.

The Scent Of Religion

The association is strong with people and culture.

To understand humanity is to understand and accept religion within each of our limitations.

Not all people believe the supernatural aspects of a belief, but many love the ceremony, community and art embodied in all religious ways.

It’s true that there are difficulties in accepting the whole package.

Atheists are borne out of a strong desire to live without supernatural belief.

Many people have a good sense of skepticism in their day to day lives.

There is a lot more we have in common than we are different.

Science and philosophy attempt to fill the gap.

But we all look for answers.

And platitudes are mostly empty answers or partial at best.

So, the struggle to live and thrive is still a good goal.

I hope you continue to discover meaning and purpose for your entire life.

Music

Sometimes the song repeats, over and over, in my head.

The band, Rock and Roll, all that Jazz, it’s the sound, the lyrics…

The first thing I hear is not the band or the type of music, or the sound for that matter, I hear the voice.

Remembering a beautiful, perhaps troubled, singer/songwriter:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cranberries?wprov=sfti1

Thinking About The Opus

A life in progress…

The body grows, works and produces.

It is lifelong in its overall fruition.

Art imitates life, the chance to live brings an opportunity to live well.

Failure and success are two ends of a continuum called ‘societies product’ or individual product.

Product does not make human beings.

The way to be is an open ended process.

What is your recipe?