“The existence of both cosmos and consciousness, each in its own way, constitute deep problems, perhaps grand mysteries beyond human knowing. Some claim that the two mysteries can only be solved in parallel, together, not in series, alone. Some base their claim on religion, a few on science, others on the belief that consciousness is ultimate reality.”
—Closertotruth.com (This site interviews leading scientists and academics from all over the world on understanding human existence).
Comment: Consciousness is another word for “growth” in my view because everything experienced by humans has always shown this development of growth, this coming into being: evolution, emergence.
At one time we’re told, humans didn’t see in colour. Now we do, but do we see all the colours, shades and tints that exist? Are all sounds even available to our ears?
Similarly, there is a great deal more unseen in ultimate reality that ordinary humans, unlike the mystics, can’t even guess at and has nothing significant to do with matter, not even earth, the stars and planets.
Even the mystics don’t know it all yet; they’re probably the precursors of what’s to come for humans before humans dissolve into Reality as some scientists like Dr. Michio Kaku imply we will.
Only some of us, mystics in particular uniquely experience this “consciousness”, this ultimate source of all existence and development.
The mystics know it is a process of an ever continuing beginning of wisdom, of knowing and understanding our real Reality.
This “consciousness” is not just what we are now or what we have been, or even human history. It is ultimate reality; where we’re going.
Importantly for humans to understand, from the evidence of mysticism this “consciousness” of Reality, is not in the stewardship of humans – religions, science, or ideologies; of anything human. Reality rules, not humans.
The good news is, Reality is benign, accepting, nurturing, giving never taking, endless.
All is well.