Awareness is having knowledge
of; A state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;
An alert cognitive state
in which you are aware of
is the ability to directly
and perceive, to
, or to be of events. More broadly, it is the state or quality of
being conscious of something. Senses
- What we Know
is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to
time or space, the comprehension of their
, 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
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.
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. Sub-Conscious
is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience
are individual instances of subjective, conscious
ValidityDon't take awareness for granted
. Everyone needs to learn how to
monitor their thoughts
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
in order to
represent and understand
. All perception involves signals
in the nervous system
, which in turn result from physical or
of the sense organs.
meaning "environment" or "surroundings".
is to become aware of through the
. Become conscious of.
is the belief that philosophical thinking
begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the
acting, feeling, living human individual.
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
is a spirit or being that exists outside
of physical reality. Their existence divides the philosophical school of
from the schools of
that believes that reality is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed,
or otherwise immaterial. And
that states that the mind and body are not identical.
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.
is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget
stimuli that cause emotional discomfort and
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
and other training.
Awareness for Kids
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
most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.
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.
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
is an aptitude, faculty, intuition or
that assists in distinguishing right from wrong
Moral judgment may derive from values or norms (principles and rules).
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.
is the capacity for introspection and the
ability to Recognize Oneself
as an individual
separate from the environment and other individuals.
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
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
is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the
willingness to learn
more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence.
is the examination of one's own conscious
, an observation of your
. 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
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
in one's life that are illuminated by that understanding.
- Spatial 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.
Other Words that help describe Awareness
Self-Directed LearningKnow Thyself
. Neuroscience hypothesizes that consciousness
is generated by the interoperation of various parts of the brain, called
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.
Orchestrated Objective Reduction
is a hypothesis that consciousness in the brain originates from processes
inside neurons, rather than from connections between neurons.
Attention, Feelings, Perception, and Volition.
or Raising Awareness?
in the eye of the beholder?"
What do you Know?
is a person who believes they are
for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Disorders of Consciousness
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.
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
Naive Realism (psychology)
is a human tendency to believe
that we see the world around us
and that people who
disagree with us must be uninformed, irrational, or
Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness
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
and then apply that
information and past experiences to a present moment of thought
or action, an action that will hopefully produce a
. Awareness is having a good idea about what is going to
happen in the
. One of the effects of awareness is that sometimes
a person will experience
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
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
Do you remember your first
? Was that the day your
developed enough to have
the ability to store and retrieve past experiences and
knowledge, thus your first memory was formed?
that there is a critical period for
that during this period, the hippocampus
develops enough to learn to become able to
efficiently process and store memories long-term.
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.
is of or relating to meaning or the study of
is that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own
distinct existence (living or nonliving).
for a particular purpose. Something
in an artistic
work designed to achieve a particular effect.
An emblematic design
is something serving as a
. 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
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
. "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
"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
that will do more harm then a real problem that you
may encounter, or ,more then an actual stressful moment that you
"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.
does not happen
. Consciousness is something that
you initiate. In a sense you are
your focus inward or
outward for a particular reason. But just because you are
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
A gift that we are just learning how to use.
is an anomaly of
. It can consist of a
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
'. 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."
"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
, which is based on your particular knowledge and
experiences and how you understand that particular knowledge and
You can have a broad awareness or may have a more
I can say I'm aware of my hand, but I may not be aware of the
truck that is about to hit me.
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
"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."
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
, which seems to be on
a different level or frequency then the other
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
. 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
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
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
is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious
reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired.
future sight, or second sight, is an alleged
psychic ability to see events in the future.
is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future. Also called
prescience, future vision, future sight, or second sight.
A Feeling in
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
- Intelligence Spatial
"I knew things before I understood them."
It's not what you want to happen, it's
more about what you feel is going to happen, an
, 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.
The Power of Perception
Antonio Damasio: The Quest to understand Consciousness
Mind over Body
and the Extended Mind
(video to check
awareness, but it's more about focus)
John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness
"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.
A lot of times your
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,
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
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
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
that our world requires. Enjoy the fight, but don't forget that
there is always a landing.
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
is the belief that considers human beings
to be the most significant entity
universe and interprets or regards the world in terms of human values and
"No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown
to us. To live is to be slowly born."
Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis
Who are we? We are
, 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
Is our experience of consciousness the result of
Quantum Gravity Effects
, a theory which has been dubbed
Orchestrated Objective Reduction
The Human Brain
"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
Ignorance or just
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
is an easy-to-compute procedure or
"rule of thumb" that people use when forming beliefs, judgments or
"It's easy for people to disconnect from
, 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
and choose a small number of things that you need
to be aware of at that moment in time.
Priorities Sooner or later you will have to change your focus
...You only have so much
, so you have to use it wisely.
When your thinking and mood changes, It's just
weird. Something just comes over you. And 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
prime directive, something that says Hello! Are we still here?
It's better to be in
where you can be aware of your actions. If
you're not fully aware, and your controls can be
easily manipulated by your emotions and habitual behaviors as
well by external forces in the environment.
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
. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and
consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are
not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memories,
interests, and motivations.
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.
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
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
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
is not in control, we are in
control, but not when we're day dreaming. But we need an
because we can't have our hands on the wheel all the time, but
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.
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
or perceived in a certain way. Find by testing or
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
or attitude. Produce a
An intuitive awareness. The general atmosphere of a place
or situation and the effect that it has on
Self-Smart So Why is
Because you don't want to be oblivious, or unaware, or
uninformed to the point that you become
to yourself or others.
is being unaware,
, 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
is being inattentive, absentminded, blind, careless,
neglectful, insensible, unconcerned, unconscious,
overlooking, lackadaisical, unobservant, unreflective,
unthinking, wasteful. Selective Perception
showing no care or concern
attitude or action, unwilling or refusing to pay heed.
Showing no care or concern in attitude or action, unwilling or
refusing to pay heed.
is having lack of attention or
consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful. Without due thought or consideration.
is always present in our world, but
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.
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
track of everything around you in the world, notifying you of
any changes or any dangers. We depend on each other.
is when something is
not capable of being foretold
Unknown in advance. Not occurring at expected times.
is the act of
(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.
is the sum of the values of a random
variable divided by the number of values.
is future prospect or
device that receives a signal
stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and
responds to it in a distinctive manner.
is any incitement to action