Posts tagged Consciousness and the Universe
Is The Universe Itself Alive?

Moreover, we can say that the concept of an "Eternity," which encompasses all the stars and galaxies in the Universe, is definitely far too grand, given the existence of dark energy and what's known about the fate of our Universe. The only ways to test this, unfortunately, rely either on simulations (which have their own inherent flaws) or sitting around and waiting, and seeing what arises. Until a greater-scale intelligence tries to communicate with us by creating and sending an obviously "intelligent" signal, we'll have only the Count of Monte Cristo option: wait and hope.

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Jim Carrey tries to explain the very, very strange interview he gave at New York Fashion Week: 'Who's Jim Carrey?

"As an actor you play characters, and then if you go deep enough into those characters, you realize that your own character is pretty thin to begin with," he said. "You suddenly have this separation and go: 'Who's Jim Carrey? Oh, he doesn't exist actually.' There's just a relative manifestation of consciousness appearing, and then somebody gave him a bunch of ideas — they gave him a name, and a religion, and a nationality, and he clustered those together into something that's supposed to be a personality, and it doesn't actually exist. None of that stuff, if you drill down, is real."

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Mindfulness and Meditation is Not the Same Thing.

http://www.businessinsider.com/everyone-touts-the-power-of-mindfulness-but-we-dont-know-what-it-is-2017-10

To be clear, mindfulness and meditation are not the same thing. There are types of meditation that are mindful, but not all mindfulness involves meditation and not all meditation is mindfulness-basedMindfulness mainly refers to the idea of focusing on the present moment, but it's not quite that simple. It also refers to several forms of meditation practices that aim to develop skills of awareness of the world around you and of your behavioral patterns and habits. In truth, many disagree about its actual purpose and what is and isn't mindfulness.

 

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Is the Universe Conscious?
“The only dominant theory we have of consciousness says that it is associated with complexity — with a system’s ability to act upon its own state and determine its own fate,” Koch says. “Theory states that it could go down to very simple systems. In principle, some purely physical systems that are not biological or organic may also be conscious.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/universe-conscious-ncna772956
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