Originally Posted by Anagogy
Can you resolve this apparent contradiction? On the one hand you are saying consciousness is everything you are aware of, and in the other you are saying consciousness isn't everywhere. Perhaps I'm misinterpreting.
Tumbling down the rabbit hole............
The answer to your question is in the question itself.
Consciousness isn't everywhere? True.
Consciousness is everything in awareness? True.
So if consciousness isn't everywhere and consciousness is only ever in awareness then who is conscious??
The answer is.................consciousness.
People are not conscious, you are not conscious, I am not conscious, can you see where this is leading????............onward.........
You think you're a human being?? You're not, while the human being is capable of observing creation, it is not creative, it is an observation point only.
It's a clever and cunning perception, but can you be aware of everything you've ever heard exists and everything that may exist but you never heard of?? No, why???
Because there are only two things that exist
2.This present moment and everything in it.
Here is the secret that holds it all together..........
People think they are consciousness and they are not.
You can test this if you like....where in your body are you?? Where is the essence of you, where is the thing that makes you, housed?? the real you, the you that thinks and feels, where?? In your brain? body? mind? No, if you consider it for long enough you will see that the thing, the spirit, the entity that is you, is not the human body at all, but it is everything in awareness. The tree, the table, the sky, the car driving past, the people in your life, the pain, the suffering, the love and the money, it's all you, the real you.
But wait, it gets worse or better depending on how you want to play it.................if consciousness isn't everywhere and only exists in the present moment then how can I be consciousness on one side of the planet and you be consciousness on the other side???
I'm not going to tell you the answer, because you need to see it for yourself, but remember, consciousness (the real you) is not human and as long as you observe it from your limited humaness, you'll never see the answer, I will give you a hint though..........the answer is staring you in the face.