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Awareness is having knowledge of; A state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; An alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation. Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be of events. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being conscious of something.

Senses - What we Know

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Situation Awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status after some variable has changed, such as time, or some other variable, such as a predetermined event. It is also a field of study concerned with understanding of the environment critical to decision-makers in complex, dynamic areas from aviation, air traffic control, ship navigation, power plant operations, military command and control, and emergency services such as fire fighting and policing; to more ordinary but nevertheless complex tasks such as driving an automobile or riding a bicycle. Self Awareness

Epiphany - Thinking

Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. It has been defined as: sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind. An alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation. Having knowledge of.

Conscious is knowing and perceiving and having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts. Intentionally conceived in the mind. Mindful.

Conscience is knowing right from wrong and having a sense of ethical and moral principles that helps govern a person's thoughts and actions and also produces a feeling of shame and remorse when you do something immoral or wrong.

Shift in Consciousness happens when the accumulation of knowledge makes a person finally realize the importance of what they have learned. Enlightenment.

Artificial Consciousness is a field related to artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics. Synthesized consciousness. Neuroscience hypothesizes that consciousness is generated by the interoperation of various parts of the brain, called the neural correlates of consciousness or NCC, though there are challenges to that perspective. Proponents of AC believe it is possible to construct systems (e.g., computer systems) that can emulate this NCC interoperation.

Context Awareness is a property of mobile devices that is defined complementarily to location awareness. Whereas location may determine how certain processes around a contributing device operate, context may be applied more flexibly with mobile users, especially with users of smart phones. Context awareness originated as a term from ubiquitous computing or as so-called pervasive computing which sought to deal with linking changes in the environment with computer systems, which are otherwise static. The term has also been applied to business theory in relation to contextual application design and business process management issues.

Sub-Conscious (automatic mode) - Subliminal

Supraliminal is existing above the threshold of consciousness that is required for conscious perception, or above the threshold that is required to elicit a response. Being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus and being adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation.

Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience Subjectivity. State of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness. The faculty through which the external world is apprehended. The readiness to perceive sensations.

Qualia are individual instances of subjective, conscious experience.

Objectivity - Validity

Subject (philosophy) is a being who has a unique consciousness and/or unique personal experiences, or an entity that has a relationship with another entity that exists outside of itself (called an "object"). A subject is an observer and an object is a thing observed. This concept is especially important in continental philosophy, where 'the Subject' is a central term in debates over human autonomy and the nature of the self.

Binding Problem or the segregation problem, is a practical computational problem of how brains segregate elements in complex patterns of sensory input so that they are allocated to discrete "objects". In other words, when looking at a blue square and a yellow circle, what neural mechanisms ensure that the square is perceived as blue and the circle as yellow, and not vice versa? The segregation problem is sometimes called BP1. The Combination Problem is the problem of how objects, background and abstract or emotional features are combined into a single experience. The combination problem is sometimes called BP2.

Integrated information theory attempts to explain what consciousness is and why it might be associated with certain physical systems.

Physical Paradox is an apparent contradiction in physical descriptions of the universe.

Don't take awareness for granted. Everyone needs to learn how to monitor their thoughts periodically. One exercise is to stop several times a day and take a moment to recall what you were thinking about for the last 5 minutes. It's not unusual to be doing something but thinking about something that is totally different from what you are doing, like with day dreaming.

Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment. All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical or chemical stimulation of the sense organs.

Perceive is to become aware of through the senses. Become conscious of. Without bias. Observe.

Detected is to perceived with the mind and discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of something.

Representation is something known or visualized to the mind in the form of an idea or image. A creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something.

Exteroception (senses) - Orientation - Perspective

Umwelt meaning "environment" or "surroundings".

Subjectivism (subjective) - Relativism

Existentialism is the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual.

Physical Body is an identifiable collection of matter, which may be more or less constrained by an identifiable boundary, to move together by translation or rotation, in 3-dimensional space.

Spatial Intelligence - Beyond our Senses

Externalism states that the conscious mind is not only the result of what is going on inside the nervous system (or the brain), but also what occurs or exists outside the subject. It is contrasted with internalism which holds that the mind emerges from neural activity alone. Externalism is a belief that the mind is not just the brain or functions of the brain.

Neural Correlate of a content of experience is any bodily component, such as an electro-neuro-biological state or the state assumed by some biophysical subsystem of the brain, whose presence necessarily and regularly correlates with such a specific content of experience.

Overview Effect (seeing earth from space)

Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are results of material interactions.

Physicalism is the ontological thesis that "everything is physical", that there is "nothing over and above" the physical, or that everything supervenes on the physical. Physicalism is a form of ontological monism—a "one substance" view of the nature of reality as opposed to a "two-substance" (dualism) or "many-substance" (pluralism) view. Both the definition of "physical" and the meaning of physicalism have been debated.

Type Physicalism is a physicalist theory, in the philosophy of mind. It asserts that mental events can be grouped into types, and can then be correlated with types of physical events in the brain. For example, one type of mental event, such as "mental pains" will, presumably, turn out to be describing one type of physical event (like C-fiber firings). (also known as reductive materialism, type identity theory, mind–brain identity theory and identity theory of mind).

Non-Physical Entity is a spirit or being that exists outside of physical reality. Their existence divides the philosophical school of physicalism from the schools of idealism that believes that reality is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. And dualism that states that the mind and body are not identical. Abstract

Dualism implies that there are two moral opposites at work, independent of any interpretation of what might be "moral" and independent of how these may be represented. Monism is the view that attributes oneness or singleness.

Ghost in the Machine is British philosopher Gilbert Ryle's description of René Descartes' mind-body dualism, which is the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical, or that the mind and body are not identical.

Cognitive Biology regards natural cognition as a biological function. It is based on the theoretical assumption that every organism—whether a single cell or multicellular—is continually engaged in systematic acts of cognition coupled with intentional behaviors, i.e., a sensory-motor coupling.

Quantum Mind is a group of hypotheses propose that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness. It posits that quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness. Philosophy

Selective Perception is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget stimuli that cause emotional discomfort and contradict our prior beliefs. Bias

Being Awake does not mean that you're Conscious

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of Meditation and other training.

Core Self-Evaluations represent a stable personality trait which encompasses an individual's subconscious, fundamental evaluations about themselves, their own abilities and their own control. People who have high core self-evaluations will think positively of themselves and be confident in their own abilities. Conversely, people with low core self-evaluations will have a negative appraisal of themselves and will lack confidence

You have to know what being awake is, and know what being alive is. You have to practice being awake or mindful. Most people are walking around unconscious, like sleep walking. Movement and actions do not say that you're conscious. Most people are either living in the past or thinking about the future, people are hardly ever living in the present moment. Systems Check. Hello to myself, I haven't forgot about you. Where did we leave off? The Sleeper has Awaken - Enlightenment

I can't talk to you right now because I'm living in the moment, can I talk to you later?

Self- Reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. Human Self-Reflection (wiki)

Introspection is the examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings, an observation of your desires and conduct.

Protoself. Antonio Damasio's three layered theory of consciousness is based on a hierarchy of stages, with each stage building upon the last. The most basic representation of the organism is referred to as the Protoself, next is Core Consciousness, and finally, Extended Consciousness.

Critical Consciousness focuses on achieving an in-depth understanding of the world, allowing for the perception and exposure of social and political contradictions. Critical consciousness also includes taking action against the oppressive elements in one's life that are illuminated by that understanding. Activism (awoke)

Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing. Hypnagogic (sleeping)

Self Conscious is an acute sense of self-awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self-awareness, which is the awareness that one exists as an individual being; although some writers use both terms interchangeably or synonymously.

Self Awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to Recognize Oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.

Orexin is a neuropeptide that regulates arousal, wakefulness, and appetite. The most common form of narcolepsy, in which the sufferer briefly loses muscle tone (cataplexy), is caused by a lack of orexin in the brain due to destruction of the cells that produce it.

Self Smart - Sub-Conscious

Autonoetic Consciousness (looking back)

Conscience is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or judgment that assists in distinguishing right from wrong. Moral judgment may derive from values or norms (principles and rules).

Self Perception asserts that people develop their attitudes (when there is no previous attitude due to a lack of experience, etc.—and the emotional response is ambiguous) by observing their own behavior and concluding what attitudes must have caused it.

What do you Know? - "Is truth in the eye of the beholder?"

Superior Frontal Gyrus of the Brain is involved in self-awareness, in coordination with the action of the sensory system.

Body Smart - Body Image - Identity - Ego

Large-Group Awareness Training refers to activities usually offered by groups linked with the human potential movement which claim to increase self-awareness and bring about desirable transformations in individuals' personal lives. They are noted for being unconventional and often take place over several lengthy days.

Global Consciousness Project is a parapsychology experiment begun in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of "global consciousness" with physical systems. The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread emotional responses to sets of world events, or periods of focused attention by large numbers of people.

Boltzmann Brain is a hypothesized self-aware entity that arises due to random fluctuations out of a state of chaos.

Visual Perception - Spatial Awareness

Phonological Awareness refers to an individual's awareness of the phonological structure, or sound structure, of words. Phonological awareness is an important and reliable predictor of later reading ability and has, therefore, been the focus of much research.

Narrative Modes

Other Words that help describe Awareness
Attention - Focus
Intelligence - Cognition - Thinking
Executive Functions
Brain Plasticity
Self-Directed Learning
Know Thyself - Morals
Routines - Memory
Self - Instincts
Controls - Determinism
Reality - Virtual Reality

Artificial Consciousness. Neuroscience hypothesizes that consciousness is generated by the interoperation of various parts of the brain, called the neural correlates of consciousness or NCC, which constitute the minimal set of neuronal events and mechanisms sufficient for a specific conscious percept. Though there are challenges to that perspective. Proponents of AC believe it is possible to construct systems (e.g., computer systems) that can emulate this NCC interoperation.

Artificial Intelligence

Orchestrated Objective Reduction is a hypothesis that consciousness in the brain originates from processes inside neurons, rather than from connections between neurons.

Five Universals: Contact, Attention, Feelings, Perception, and Volition. Five Wits (wiki) - Senses

Skandha refers to the five aggregates concept that asserts five elements constitute and completely explain a sentient being’s mental and physical existence. The five aggregates or heaps are: form (or matter or body) (rupa), sensations (or feelings, received from form) (vedana), perceptions (samjna), mental activity or formations (sankhara), and consciousness (vijnana).

Eight Consciousnesses is a classification developed in the tradition of the Yogacara school of Buddhism. They enumerate the five senses, supplemented by the mind, defilements of the mind, and finally the fundamental store-house consciousness, which is the basis of the other seven.

Phenomenology of Perception is a 1945 book by French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in which Merleau-Ponty expounds his thesis of "the primacy of perception". Teachers

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

Disorders of Consciousness are organic mental disorders in which there is impairment of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment and to respond to environmental stimuli.

Cotard Delusion is a person who believes they are dead.

Hemispatial Neglect is a neuropsychological condition in which, after damage to one hemisphere of the brain is sustained, a deficit in attention to and awareness of one side of space is observed. It is defined by the inability of a person to process and perceive stimuli on one side of the body or environment, where that inability is not due to a lack of sensation. Hemispatial neglect is very commonly contralateral to the damaged hemisphere, but instances of ipsilesional neglect (on the same side as the lesion) have been reported.

Inattentional Blindness or perceptual blindness, is a psychological lack of attention that is not associated with any vision defects or deficits. It may be further defined as the event in which an individual fails to recognize an unexpected stimulus that is in plain sight. When it simply becomes impossible for one to attend to all the stimuli in a given situation, a temporary blindness effect can take place as a result; that is, individuals fail to see objects or stimuli that are unexpected and quite often salient.

Naive Realism is a philosophy of mind rooted in a theory of perception that claims that the senses provide us with direct awareness of the external world. In contrast, some forms of idealism assert that no world exists apart from mind-dependent ideas and some forms of skepticism say we cannot trust our senses.

Naive Realism (psychology) is a human tendency to believe that we see the world around us Objectivity, and that people who disagree with us must be uninformed, irrational, or biased.

NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness

Tibetan Buddhists believe that everything that is experienced really only happens inside your head. In order to reach ultimate enlightenment through the mind, however, people must gain control over the essential energy that animates all existence, prana; the primary way to tame that tiger is by controlling the mind. Adherents, therefore, take two courses on their journey
to perfect enlightenment, the Path of Means and the Path of Liberation.

My thoughts on Awareness

Awareness is a instrument of the brain. The brain developed in a way that it gives a person the ability to access learned information and Past Experiences and then apply that information and past experiences to a present moment of thought or action, an action that will hopefully produce a Positive Outcome. Awareness is having a good idea about what is going to happen in the Future. One of the effects of awareness is that sometimes a person will experience Euphoria and sometimes feel overwhelmed with what is happening, internally or externally. We have no idea how awareness works, we only know of some of its affects and abilities. I can say I was aware of something. I could also say my awareness was not what I thought it was. You could also say that you are aware of the process of awareness. Aware of being AwareMetacognition or Paradoxical? But being aware of something does not necessarily mean that you understand it. I'm aware of my bad habit but I do nothing to try to control it. I'm aware of the abuse but I do nothing to stop it.

Awareness is being aware of the moment using 50% of your focusing abilities. And then using your past experiences 20%, and using your calculations of the future 20%, and 10% is used for anything random. Most of your focus needs to be in the moment, if not, who knows where you are? Living in the past? Consumed about the future? Or thinking about something totally random?

Do you remember your first Memory? Was that the day your Brain developed enough to have the ability to store and retrieve past experiences and knowledge, thus your first memory was formed? Study shows that there is a critical period for episodic learning and that during this period, the hippocampus develops enough to learn to become able to efficiently process and store memories long-term.

Childhood Amnesia

Is awareness related to the Theory of Mind? This is probably one of the first steps to building your awareness. This is also related to the process we call learning. Awareness increases with knowledge and experiences, why?  

Inner Monologue

Instrument is a device that requires skill for proper use. The semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process.

Semantic is of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning.

Entity is that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving).

Device is an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose. Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect. An emblematic design.

Emblematic is something serving as a visible symbol for something abstract. Being or serving as an illustration of a type.

Just because you're aware of some things, but not aware of other things, that doesn't make you stupid. You can't be aware of everything all the time. There is always more things happening around you then you are capable of being aware of. But what is great about humans, is that we can choose what to be aware of. So we can focus more on what's important and valuable, and not have to worry about the hundreds of other things that are happening at the same time. There are many things happening around us all the time. There are many things happening inside of us all the time. But we can choose what to be aware of. And how you become aware of something, is by learning everything that you can about the thing that you are trying to understand. And the more things that you can understand, the more things you will be aware of. Awareness increases with knowledge.

"Anybody can be caught of guard because it's impossible to stay on guard all the time. But you still need to recognize when you are being attacked so that you have a chance to put up your guard in order to defend yourself. Some battle wounds take a long time to heal so you need to defend yourself as best as you can, Touché."

"But just being aware does not mean that you understand. "Awareness is just the first step in many steps that are part of a long process called learning." 

"WTF was I Thinking? I was not thinking because I was not fully aware."

"The more things you know and understand, the more things you can be aware of."

"We are part of the same thing that we are trying to understand."

"Is it just you? Or is it a premonition? Or maybe an indication of something? You have to be able to tell when it's just you, and not something serious, otherwise, you'll be always worrying about things that only exist in your mind, and that is the type of stress that will do more harm then a real problem that you may encounter, or ,more then an actual stressful moment that you may face."

"Attention can be thought of as what you allow your eyes to look at,"  Spatial intelligence

People are sometimes unaware of how they feel and unaware of what they see. Consciousness does not happen Automatically. Consciousness is something that you initiate. In a sense you are directing your focus inward or outward for a particular reason. But just because you are conscious, that does not say that you are conscious of the right things, or for the right reasons, or in the most accurate way possible. Consciousness is a process that we are just beginning to understand.
A gift that we are just learning how to use.

Depersonalization is an anomaly of Self Awareness. It can consist of a Reality or detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself. Subjects feel they have changed, and the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, or lacking in significance. It can be a disturbing experience.

"Just under half the time, about 46.9% to be exact, people are doing what's called 'mind wandering'. They are not focused on the outside world or the task at hand, they are looking into their own thoughts. Unfortunately, the study of 2,250 people proposes, most of this activity doesn't make us feel happy." Change

"There are Things that everyone can relate to, but not everyone relates to those things in the exact same way. Everyone Sees Things a little Differently."

Awareness is part of your Perception, which is based on your particular knowledge and experiences and how you understand that particular knowledge and experiences. You can have a broad awareness or may have a more Focused awareness. I can say I'm aware of my hand, but I may not be aware of the truck that is about to hit me. 

Orientation - Confusion - Reality

Your awareness increases as you learn more, but not always, because it depends on how you perceive or understand new knowledge and how you apply that new knowledge to old knowledge and old experiences. Knowing who you are is all based on what you know. And what you know about yourself is based on your perception of the knowledge and experiences you have had in your life up to this moment. Awareness is knowing what you are sensing, seeing, feeling, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting.

"We are the mind, and the mind is us. We can examine the mind and the body, we can even examine the soul, which means we can examine the examiner."

The Power of Perception

Antonio Damasio: The Quest to understand Consciousness (video)
Natural Mystery: Mind over Body (video)
Reality and the Extended Mind (youtube)
Do the Test (video to check awareness, but it's more about focus)
John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness (video)

"Though it seems that I know that I know, what I would like to know, is the me that sees me, so I will know that I know that I know....You Know?"

Did you ever have get that feeling that something incredible was going to happen? You feel good, you feel calmness, you feel peaceful, you have this feeling that something good was going to happen. And in that moment, you are some how connected to that future happiness.

Did you ever have get that feeling that someone was watching you? Our brains can be sensitive to what our conscious awareness isn't. An area called the amygdala, thought to be responsible for processing emotions and information about faces, can be more active when we look at faces with direct, rather than averted, gaze. When we are being watched, the amygdala responds, even though he didn't know it. Blind Sight

A lot of times your Brain is learning things without you even knowing it. Your brain does this because it has too, because you can't be aware of everything that is happening around you, or can you be aware of everything that is happening inside you. This gives humans the ability to focus on what's important without being overwhelmed with everything that your body and mind is doing, similar to processes in a computer. But you can be aware of things that you choose to be aware of as long as you know how. And that is where the power of the mind can be used effectively. But you need the right knowledge and information in order to do it.

There is more to having an elevated consciousness, or a higher level of awareness, or realizing your potential, or realizing the state you're in, or realizing your state of mind. There is still a lot of information and knowledge to be gained in order to fully understand what having 'awareness' really means. You cannot willfully manifest yourself into a new world. There's a lot of learning, a lot of experiencing, and a lot of information and knowledge to acquire. You cannot just download enormous amounts of information and knowledge from the universes simply by opening your mind. This is not to say that you will not experience something profound or meaningful on your spiritual journey's, it's just that meditation can only take you so far. Though traveling through our spiritual selves may be limitless, and the powers of our minds be tremendous, in order to fully experience and learn from our journeys, we must first acquire the necessary knowledge and information, so as we travel through the physical world we have the ability to see with our minds as well as feel with our bodies. The physical world has many responsibilities, and sadly the physical world also has many dangers. Feeling separated from our physical self is a nice feeling, but this does not mean that you are disconnected or excused from the responsibilities of our earth and from the life that we share with others. Our spaceships may be grand and magnificent, but we cannot ignore the maintenance that our spaceships require, or ignore the maintenance that our world requires. Enjoy the fight, but don't forget that there is always a landing.

New Age is said that when humanity lived in an age of great technological advancement and spiritual wisdom, it has entered a period of spiritual degeneracy, which will be remedied through the establishment of a coming Age of Aquarius, from which the movement gets its name. There is also a strong focus on healing, particularly using forms of alternative medicine, and an emphasis on a "New Age science" which seeks to unite science and spirituality. It is also a belief in a holistic form of divinity which imbues all of the universe, including human beings themselves.

Anthropocentrism is the belief that considers human beings to be the most significant entity of the universe and interprets or regards the world in terms of human values and experiences.

"No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Who are we? We are humans, humans with amazing abilities, still learning and still growing as a species, we have only just arrived here on this planet so we are just beginning to realize our potential and still trying to discover our exact origin. What are we doing here? see answer to question one. Where did we come from? see answer to question one. Where are we going? see answer to question one. 

Why Do We Exist? - What We Know So Far

Is our experience of consciousness the result of Quantum Gravity Effects in our Microtubule, a theory which has been dubbed Orchestrated Objective Reduction?

Death - Meditation
Reality - Dreams - Creativity - Ideas
The Human Brain - Philosophy
Social Awareness - Morality - Religion

"You know that feeling that you get in that split second when you realize that you are thinking about something that you don't want to think about, that's awareness. Please learn how it works, it's a great tool."

We have too many things that are based on peoples own personal perception, why?

Why do people punish other people just because they have a different awareness then we have? Ignorance or just Egocentrism


Information and knowledge gives a person a profound awareness, the only down side is that the awareness makes you aware of the bad as well as the good, and how you react will depend on your level of knowledge. 

Familiarity Heuristic is an easy-to-compute procedure or "rule of thumb" that people use when forming beliefs, judgments or decisions. Bias

"It's easy for people to disconnect from Reality, especially when reality is not clearly defined."

The bottom line is, you can't be aware of everything because there is only so much that you can be aware of at one time. And you can only be aware of the things that are known to you. So the more you know, the more things you will be aware of. But even then, just because you are aware of more things does not necessarily mean that you can be aware of those things at all times. You can't be aware of everything at once, so you have to be Selective and choose a small number of things that you need to be aware of at that moment in time. 

Attention - Focus

Sooner or later you will have to change your focus...You only have so much processing power, so you have to use it wisely.


Subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. Underneath the layers of critical-thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind.

Unconscious Mind consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memories, interests, and motivations. Unconscious Memory

Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice. Multitasking


Process Dissociation Procedure was introduced as a general-purpose tool for quantifying the extent to which performance on various cognitive tasks is mediated by consciously controlled versus automatic processes.

When your thinking and mood changes, it's just weird. Something just comes over you. And most of the time you're not even aware of it. It's like your mind decides to take a journey, but doesn't bother to wake you up and let you know about it. You don't even know how it starts, but you know sometimes when it ends. That's when you realize and you ask yourself that question, "where did my mind just go?" I don't remember telling my mind to wonder off. So it dawned on me, I have nothing that verifies or detects when my awareness changes. So I needed a system check. A prime directive, something that says Hello! Are we still here? It's better to be in Manual Control where you can be aware of your actions. If you're in Autopilot you're not fully aware, and your controls can be easily manipulated by your emotions, habitual behaviors, Propaganda, Subliminal Messages as well by external forces in the environment

The Back of your Mind is something you intend to do, but are not actively thinking about it in order to put it into action. Something that is understood or known but not actively considered.

We all believe that we have total control over our own minds, but the truth is that we don't have full control over our minds, we know our minds seem to act own their own at times, and it's only when we are aware, that we can question ourselves whether the thoughts or the actions are accurate. Everyone has an on Autopilot, but too many times we're looking out the window day dreaming, and only when an alarm goes off, do we realize that we are the pilot, and that the Autopilot is not in control, we are in control, but not when we're day dreaming. But we need an Autopilot because we can't have our hands on the wheel all the time, but since an Autopilot has no brain, we have to find balance without losing control or diminishing our awareness.

You have to ask yourself a few times a day..'"Is what I'm doing absolutely necessary at this particular moment in time?"
What are my priorities? How much time do I have? 

The human brain was designed to make sense of what ever reality or environment it is born into. This gives a human incredible survival abilities and also gives a human many ways to adapt. But this cognitive ability also has vulnerabilities, because humans can be easily fooled into believing a reality that does not exist. 

Media Literacy

Feel is to undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds. Undergo passive experience of. Be Felt or perceived in a certain way. Find by testing or cautious exploration. Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles. Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state.  Have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude. Produce a certain impression. An intuitive awareness. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people


So Why is Awareness Important? Because you don't want to be oblivious, or unaware, or uninformed to the point that you become negligent to yourself or others.

Oblivious is being unaware, ignorant, lacking conscious awareness of, Not mindful or attentive, Not showing due care or attention, lacking all memory or lacking active conscious awareness or knowledge. (A little different then just being forgetful). Synonyms: Being inattentive, absentminded, blind, careless, neglectful, insensible, unconcerned, unconscious, overlooking, lackadaisical, unobservant, unreflective, unthinking, wasteful.

Selective Perception is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget stimuli that cause emotional discomfort and contradict our prior beliefs. For example, a teacher may have a favorite student because they are biased by in-group favoritism. The teacher ignores the student's poor attainment. Conversely, they might not notice the progress of their least favorite student.

Indifferent is showing no care or concern in attitude or action, unwilling or refusing to pay heed. Showing no care or concern in attitude or action, unwilling or refusing to pay heed. Ignorant

Careless is having lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful. Without due thought or consideration. - Morality.

Predictable is always present in our world, but unpredictable is also always present, mostly because we can never be aware of everything that's around us. In order to be effective you have to be selective and focus on one or two things at a time. So does this mean that life is too unpredictable, no, it just means that we need more people working as a team with each person being aware and monitoring that particular area of the world. And then each person reports that information to a central unit, or you. We already do this to a certain degree. If we defined all the things we should be paying attention too, that are important or dangerous, and if everyone worked as a team focusing on all the possibilities, then we would have more certainty in the world and less uncertainty in our lives. Millions of Sensors keeping track of everything around you in the world, notifying you of any changes or any dangers. We depend on each other.

Unpredictable is when something is not capable of being foretold. Unknown in advance. Not occurring at expected times.

Predictable is the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future). Capability of existing or happening or being true. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future. Indicate by signs, forecast. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively. A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world. A proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations. Confidence of fulfillment. Tell in advance that something is about to happen. Judge to be probable. Anomaly

Calculating is the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values.

Possibility is future prospect or potential.

Sensor is any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner.

Signal is any incitement to action.

Beyond our Senses

Did you ever get that feeling that something was wrong, or feel something that was not quite right, and you weren't sure what it was? We have Intuition, which seems to be on a different level or frequency then the other Human Senses. I believe there's more to this thing that we call intuition. We have learned that there is many different levels of communication happening all around us. Information is being transmitted in many different forms, like resonances, oscillations and frequencies. We know that certain animals have evolved to understand and use certain forms of communication, like using magnetic fields to navigate, or using electrical and chemical signals to communicate with each other. Some information is being received through our 5 senses. So that means there's a lot of information being transmitted that is beyond our 5 Senses. But this information is not beyond human consciousness. The mind seems to have its own ability to receive information without using the 5 Senses, how it works is unknown. But at the speed in which we are learning, especially in this 21st century, I would say that we will learn sometime soon, even if we eventfully learn that it wasn't what we thought it was, because we might not be receiving signals directly from the source, but maybe indirectly from plants, animals, space or even the earth. Some people might say that God is trying to communicate with us, which is fine by me. I'm more interested in understanding these messages. Because if we can understand the messages, and their importance, then we would have a better chance of figuring out, who or what, is sending us messages, whether directly or indirectly. So of course I did a search on the internet to find out what would be some of the different ways that we could be receiving information, beyond our 5 senses, on other Levels of awareness. 

Sensory System - Not to be confused with Paranoia

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. You know something is wrong but you can't explain it. It's a feeling. You can only trust it if you understand it. Intuition - Jewel (youtube)

Follow Your Intuition - Planning

Premonition is future sight, or second sight, is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.

Precognition is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future. Also called prescience, future vision, future sight, or Second Sight, which is a form of extrasensory perception, the supposed power to perceive things that are not present to the senses, whereby a person perceives information, in the form of a vision, about future events before they happen (precognition), or about things or events at remote locations, Remote Viewing is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly using extrasensory perception (ESP) or "sensing with mind".

Clairvoyance is the alleged ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception.

Indigo Children

Counterintuitive is a proposition that does not seem likely to be true when assessed using intuition, common sense, or gut feelings.

Visionary is one who can envision the future. - Third Eye

Phenomenon - Mirage

Hindsight Bias is the inclination, after an event has occurred, to see the event as having been predictable, despite there having been little or no objective basis for predicting it.

Extrasensory Perception or ESP, includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind.

Remote Viewing is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly using extrasensory perception (ESP) or "sensing" with the mind. Third Eye - Lucid Dreaming

Telepathy is the purported transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction.

Astral Projection is a term used in esotericism to describe a willful out-of-body experience (OBE), a supposed form of telepathy, that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an "astral body" that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside of it throughout the universe.

Noetic is associated with or requiring the use of the mind.

Noesis is the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.

Institute of Noetic Sciences conducts research on such topics such as spontaneous remission, meditation, consciousness, alternative healing practices, consciousness-based healthcare, spirituality, human potential, psychic abilities, psychokinesis and survival of consciousness after bodily death. The Institute maintains a free database, available on the Internet, with citations to more than 6,500 articles about whether physical and mental health benefits might be connected to meditation and yoga. Time Travel

Psychokinesis is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.

Global Consciousness Project is a parapsychology experiment begun in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of "global consciousness" with physical systems. The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread emotional responses to sets of world events, or periods of focused attention by large numbers of people. The GCP is privately funded through the Institute of Noetic Sciences and describes itself as an international collaboration of about 100 research scientists and engineers.

Synesthesia (mixed senses)

A Feeling in Your Gut

Psychic Staring Effect is a supposed phenomenon in which humans detect being stared at by extrasensory means. Various studies have explored the reliability with which humans can visually detect gazes from other individuals.
Amygdala in the brain registers threats and may also be involved with gaze detection and letting us know when someone is starring at us.

Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.

Interdimensional Doorway is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.

Parapsychology is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena which include telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims. It is often identified as pseudoscience.

Ganzfeld Experiment is a technique used in parapsychology which claims to be able to test individuals for extrasensory perception (ESP). The ganzfeld experiments are among the most recent in parapsychology for testing telepathy.


Supernatural includes all that cannot be explained by science or the laws of nature, including things characteristic of or relating to ghosts, gods, or other supernatural beings, or to things beyond nature.

Paranormal are things beyond normal experience or scientific explanation. Ghost Hunting

Astrologer is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.

Fortune-Telling is the practice of predicting information about a person's life.

Psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses.

Oracle is considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. As such it is a form of divination.

Prophet is an individual who has claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural source to other people.

Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths. Myths are the stories people tell to explain nature, history and customs.

Philosophy - Sense of Humor

Spiritual Guides - Lacking material body or form or substance.

Bias Errors

"I knew things before I understood them, I knew something wasn't right, but I could not explain it, more then a feeling"

It's not what you want to happen, it's more about what you feel is going to happen, an Intuition, a Premonition, a gut feeling, a sense that something good or pleasing is going to happen in the near future. That's your body and mind Predicting the Future. It can also warn you of a bad decision you are about to make, when you feel uneasy or doubtful. I could say that it's real because I experienced it, but I can't explain how it works or use it when I want to or need to. It just happens occasionally, or maybe it happens more often but I'm not in tune with it or aware of it as much as I can be, if I could I would use it like a tool.

Electromagnetic Theories of Consciousness proposes that consciousness can be understood as an electromagnetic phenomenon.

Magnetic Tunnel Junction is a magnetoresistive effect that occurs in a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ), which is a component consisting of two ferromagnets separated by a thin insulator. If the insulating layer is thin enough (typically a few nanometers), electrons can tunnel from one ferromagnet into the other. Since this process is forbidden in classical physics, the tunnel magnetoresistance is a strictly quantum mechanical phenomenon.

Cell Junction is a type of structure that exists within the tissue of some multicellular organisms, such as animals. Cell junctions consist of multiprotein complexes that provide contact between neighboring Cells or between a cell and the extracellular matrix. They also build up the paracellular barrier of epithelia and control the paracellular transport. Cell junctions are especially abundant in epithelial tissues.

Gap Junction may also be called a nexus or macula communicans. When found in nerves it may also be called an electrical synapse. While an ephapse has some similarities to a gap junction, by modern definition the two are different. Gap junctions are a specialized intercellular connection between a multitude of animal cell-types. They directly connect the cytoplasm of two cells, which allows various molecules, ions and electrical impulses to directly pass through a regulated gate between cells. One gap junction channel is composed of two connexons (or hemichannels), which connect across the intercellular space. Gap junctions are analogous to the plasmodesmata that join plant cells. Gap junctions occur in virtually all tissues of the body, with the exception of adult fully developed skeletal muscle and mobile cell types such as sperm or erythrocytes. Gap junctions, however, are not found in simpler organisms such as sponges and slime molds.

Virtual Connection is a means of transporting data over a packet switched computer network in such a way that it appears as though there is a dedicated physical layer link between the source and destination end systems of this data. Virtual Circuit

Telecommunication Circuit is any line, conductor, or other conduit by which information is transmitted.

"Maybe our consciousness is being transmitted from outside our body, and our body is just the receiver of the signal, like how a radio receives a signal, no one is inside the radio, the radio is just a receiver." Maybe using Entanglement - Holographic.

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