Consciousness is the 'being', Awareness is the 'knowing watcher' ( witnessing the being ) - I think?
answered 22 Dec '09, 16:01
To me, conciousness means everything. It is who we are on a non-physical level and that which binds us all together.
Awareness is what we perceive at a any given moment which becomes part of our conciousness.
answered 22 Dec '09, 09:14
answered 22 Dec '09, 07:59
It's rather difficult to explain clearly when it comes to self awareness, consciousness. We need to understand it step by step, otherwise there will be a gap on final understanding
First, let's start with an understanding that consciousness has relation with sensitiveness. The whole of our sensitiveness are centered on our consciousness. It has level of our consciousness. The more sensitive for our consciousness, the more we can perceive something sharply.
But having consciousness doesn't mean that we are aware of something. At this point there is no knowledge, there is no language. Just idle. There is no comparison. It's the minimum extent for self awareness. I prefer not to say there is self awareness or there is aware of idle, but i'd rather saying there is idle (you can say most minimum self awareness, or whatever).
Consciousness is the cause of:
Further, we are completed with sensory (eyes, ears, hands, skin, etc, or even spiritually perceptions - if you believe it). The purpose of it, is to put our consciousness on state of readiness for a changing dynamically. But it's not for changing it's sensitiveness, rather for the changing of openness. Further these sensory perceptions (openness, as long as it's functioning) could cause changing to the sensitiveness of consciousness. But first, at least it's (awareness) positioned as gates - opened gates (if our perceptions are functioning).
Surface of Consciousness
Aware of Something
It's perceive differences
We can stand on one of both: feeling something or perceive differences (further thinking) or we can stay out of both and stay within oneness (where our consciousness can't receive any kind of possible changing through openness of sensory perceptions).
What is consciousness? It's state of self sensitiveness. And What is awareness? It's ability to perceive differences within range of openness.
answered 05 Dec '13, 23:27
That is the simplest, but in those two words to those that have the understanding is EVERYTHING.
Now for an explanation that is clearer to most: for awareness of consciousness, consciousness needs to experience what it is not, to know what it is.
That is a clearer answer, but still to those that know, it is EVERYTHING.
Meditate on it and you may find everything.
I think I should update this a little clearer yet.
Consciousness is self awareness. If something can think about how it feels, it is conscious. If something can think of what it did yesterday and what it wants to do in the future, it is conscious. If something can think about how it is doing, if it is fulfilling its mission or purpose then it is conscious.
"Attention", here we're in the domain of the essence of life, attention is awareness ... Consciousness is awareness and attention is consciousness, There are no sounds, gestures or written symbols to describe the essence of life, attention,awareness, consciousness ... are just words that we use in an attempt to describe something that cannot be described using language.
We can however reveal the meaning of awareness by comparison to light, Let's say a 40 watt bulb will illuminate a small area, things within that area are clearly perceptible, things beyond that area become less and less perceptible ,,, now if we use a 100 watt bulb the area in which we can clearly perceive things is much bigger,
Awareness is just like that, you increase your awareness by strengthening your vibration, by bringing it to a higher pitch and in doing so you will reach and experience many more aspects of life that never existed before for you,
Awareness is not something you can practice, the extent that you're aware is the extent that you're vibrating life, At this moment you're aware, awareness is you, Cultivate increased awareness using simple methods and the very way that your world functions will be different because your awareness has expanded to include more possibilities
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