You have a thought about saying something but decide not to. It is your mind that had the thought, but your consciousness was in the space between the thought and the automatic action of speaking. Sometimes you do not have this gap between thoughts and speaking them. That is when your mind and speaking are on automatic and you are unconscious. You are also unconscious when you have a thought, and don’t have that conscious gap moment to refrain from acting on it, or believing the thought.
Your mind can have a thought, but it is your consciousness that can consider the thought and decide not to believe it.
Consciousness is difficult to define because it is not something we can perceive but rather what does the perceiving. Your eyes see, and yet you can not see your eyes. Your ears hear, and yet you do not hear your ears. Understanding consciousness provides us with the same challenge. I’ll first lay out some of the challenges in identifying consciousness. In other places you can learn about how to develop more consciousness, and to use it to clear away false beliefs and ego.Continue reading
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Or is your attention controlled by an automated program of beliefs. The result is a world of difference in joy or misery.
|#11: The ego mind and consciousness|
Understanding the ego mind and consciousness means becoming aware of the way our mind dreams. The ego mind has more than just thoughts and beliefs; it has emotions, memories, visual images and a life of its own. When we believe what our imagination dreams we can get lost in a world of illusions.
|January 28, 2007|
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