2) So besides the fact
that we exist in a living form, made up of the same atoms that make up the rest of the universe, this universal intelligence of Mind also provides us with Consciousness, and here's some things I've learned about this fact. Because we have consciousness, we
experience (or have an awareness of) our life. We not only have the ability to experience the physical world around us through our senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste), but we are also conscious of the world and our experience of it through our thinking/feeling.
Throughout each day, we experience various levels of consciousness, by being less aware or more aware of what's going on around us, and what we're thinking about. On the humorous side, when we are not conscious, we're either passed out or dead (although even
that's probably debatable). And sometimes even when we are conscious, we aren't really "aware" at all, such as in the experience of driving to work, and then realizing we don't remember any of the drive at all. And then there's the "lights are on but noone's
home" level of consciousness issue (but again, I won't be addressing that specific issue here🙂). We also seem to experience various "states of consciousness"
(for lack of a better term), which continually go up and down... from the days when we're easily irritated and bothered by everything that happens, to the days when we seem to be able to handle anything, no matter what problems get thrown our way... Or the
times when we're all caught up in the problems and details of a situation, and yet at another time are able to view it from a broader, clearer, and calmer perspective. Consciousness also allows us to be aware of our connection to Mind.