What is consciousness and why is understanding Consciousness affecting your wellbeing?
Understanding Consciousness is a challenging task and is perhaps one of our main quests here on planet earth. Perhaps not only to define it but to actually to learn to appreciate the complexity of it as we are evolving and growing in our understanding of who we are and why we are here? As humans, we want to understand why we behave the way we do and how our very own consciousness affects our fulfillment, happiness, and unique experiences.
The definition from the dictionary is,
“the state of being conscious: awareness of one’s
own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.”
“Consciousness.” Dictionary.com, Dictionary.com, www.dictionary.com/browse/consciousness
To be fully aware of our own existence and all aspects of our life is dependent on our readiness to self-reflect and learn about ourselves. We must understand that we are existing on all levels of body, mind, and spirit and that we can become conscious of all of these levels of ourselves. As we become more aware we can learn to become the observer of our thoughts and emotions. We start to see the connections between how we think and how we feel and what we become. Through this process of self- reflecting we can actually make the decision to take responsibility for our thoughts and emotions as we start to see the relationship between our thoughts, emotions and our life stories.