There are things in life that we question their existence, things that we don't understand at first, or things that we don't have time nor interest. But as we are tackling these things that most people don't talk about, I just wanted to ask you this one question, for you, what is consciousness?
Consciousness is one of the most common yet elusive topics in many fields, especially in Psychology. Many theories have been brought up already by smart scientists and people, yet we are still far from understanding and explaining consciousness objectively. For centuries, philosophers and thinkers have been baffled by the concept of consciousness. The philosopher John Locke defined consciousness as the perception of one's thoughts. One of the most famous thinkers on the subject of consciousness studies, Descartes, introduced Cartesian dualism, which claims that the mind and the body are essentially different entities: consciousness and the brain.
Scientists and philosophers have come a long way since the age of Descartes. They are now equipped with technology that primeval thinkers could not have possibly been able to perceive. But according to the famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, he believed that behavior and personality were derived from the constant and unique interaction of conflicting psychological forces that operate at three different levels of awareness: the preconscious, conscious, and unconscious. He believed that each of these parts of the mind plays an important role in influencing behavior. And thus, we will have to understand each level for us to have a grasp on understanding the human consciousness.
Understanding consciousness in a deeper context will need an effort to study the different theories from these smart scientists. Perhaps, may be the key lies within us to understand deeper levels of consciousness. Any ideas?
From Spirit Center 🧘