To get an idea of what we don’t know, while also being turned on to the possibility of knowing, I suggest reading this article from the BBC.
It cuts through the false ‘knowing’ that is often presented about consciousness by pointing at the ideas around it, as ideas and potential areas to further investigate consciousness and the quantum.
Whatever that might mean!
These ideas are speculative, and it may turn out that quantum physics has no fundamental role either for or in the workings of the mind. But if nothing else, these possibilities show just how strangely quantum theory forces us to think.
Click here to continue reading the article on The Strange Link Between The Human Mind and Quantum Physics.
The Big But…
There’s a definition of consciousness that I’ve been taught, and it feels like the clearest definition I have found even though it falls completely short of what I want to know about consciousness.
Consciousness is cognizant and luminance; awareness and illumination itself.
It’s a great base to begin with and it feels as real as we can know from what we know until we know what we know from going in and doing the work of introspection, calming the mind, sharpening the focus, and asking the questions as we explore the nature of consciousness.
All of the ideas in this issue are shared here to assist you and myself in knowing the questions for ourself as an experience.
To curiosity and desire to awaken,
Emeric Damian Thorpe