It would be fair to say that I have spent my entire life considering and exploring my own existence. If you haven’t, then what have you been doing all these years? Expressed without judgement, just curiosity 🙂
If you are your conscious-self then please share your experiences!
Consciousness and awareness are amazing, but until recently I have struggled with what they are. My mind could only perceive and interpret them as constructs or abstract concepts. I was effectively unconscious and unaware.
I primarily put this down to my mind’s belief that ‘I think, therefore I am.’ This is in fact an incorrect translation of René Descartes’s original French text. ‘I am. I exist.’
I became aware of consciousness when I realised that the black line surrounding consciousness on the left hand side of the above image, does in fact exist around the thoughts of the mind as shown in the right hand side of the above image.
At that moment I came to realise:
I know nothing.
I now know something.
‘Who am I?’ is no longer the question. Who is I?