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Here's a thought that I have long since wondered about, and it is one which, to my mind, has absolutely nothing to do with core metaphysical beliefs, like if one is a believer on 'God', an atheist, an agnostic or whatever.

To what extent, if any, do we limit our consciousness potential by refusing to acknowledge what common sense informs? In the theatre of debate one sees those who will, for example, refuse to acknowledge scientific findings in the name of religious belief. Others will similarly refuse to acknowledge the mysterious nature of highly anomalous episodes, however compelling the evidence, because the evidence doesn't conform to prevailing 'scientific' paradigms and seemingly flirts with terms like supernatural or the miraculous.

Finally-and here's one that I feel is greatly overlooked-l: What of those who make a habit of never voicing their ideas in these subjects: does this trait tend to limit the potential for breakthroughs to higher levels of understanding-of God, of science, or whatever? Does one close a channel that would otherwise be open if the fence-sitting approach were abandoned?

I really have no idea, just to be clear, but my hunch is that our dispositions do play a significant role when it comes to such things. I envision some combination of emotion combining with intellect in this regard, two forces that we are often trained to believe should be divorced or separated from one another when it comes to what we believe and how the "evidence" may reflect or refute our current philosophical position, on a given issue or in general. It's easy to see how emotion can cause intellectual misdirection, and vice versa. But my feeling is that we may limit and maybe incarcerate our awareness potential by refusing to acknowledge personal errors in either regard, thereby triggering a kind of self-induced karma of consciousness that represses our potential in ways we don't recognize.

Returning to an earlier idea, if there's something valid about this emotion-intellect pairing, as a contributor to levels of awareness, then surely being silently non-commital must also have a stultifying effect, as such an approach stifles one's emotion by definition... (?)

Maybe there's a tie-in here, having something to do with what it means to have a young mind-a concept which, we all know, has nothing to do with chronological age. Is there something relevant here, to the idea that many of our most memorable 'lessons' come from this time, or when we were especially passionate and open (emotionally youthful and not intellectually jaded)?

This is not a blog post, of course. It is an invitation to discussion. And so I ask, any thoughts on how states of consciousness may relate to the interplay between emotion and intellect?


Edits, as usual, have mainly to do with cellphone typos.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 25-May-19 17:40 by Poster Boy.

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Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 747 Poster Boy 25-May-19 17:16
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 56 Eddie Larry 25-May-19 18:05
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 56 Poster Boy 25-May-19 18:15
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 54 Eddie Larry 25-May-19 18:33
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 52 Poster Boy 25-May-19 18:44
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 57 Eddie Larry 25-May-19 18:50
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 56 Poster Boy 25-May-19 19:34
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 64 Itatw70s 25-May-19 20:21
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 54 Poster Boy 25-May-19 22:35
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 55 Poster Boy 26-May-19 04:29
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 63 Susan Doris 26-May-19 05:00
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 53 Eddie Larry 26-May-19 14:40
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 53 Susan Doris 26-May-19 15:01
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 54 Eddie Larry 26-May-19 15:35
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 51 Susan Doris 26-May-19 15:58
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 53 Eddie Larry 26-May-19 18:49
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 48 Susan Doris 27-May-19 05:06
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 48 Eddie Larry 27-May-19 13:50
Do or die 51 greengirl5 26-May-19 22:20
Re: Do or die 52 Susan Doris 27-May-19 05:18
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 54 Poster Boy 26-May-19 15:36
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 64 ian 77 11-Jun-19 20:00
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 64 greengirl5 26-May-19 02:34
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 61 Poster Boy 26-May-19 03:08
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 54 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:56
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 61 Susan Doris 26-May-19 05:13
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 56 greengirl5 26-May-19 06:27
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 51 Susan Doris 26-May-19 07:24
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 53 greengirl5 26-May-19 08:58
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 57 Susan Doris 26-May-19 09:50
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 50 Eddie Larry 26-May-19 14:57
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 54 Susan Doris 26-May-19 15:08
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 49 Eddie Larry 26-May-19 15:20
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 51 Susan Doris 26-May-19 16:34
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 55 Eddie Larry 26-May-19 18:16
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 47 Susan Doris 27-May-19 05:32
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 45 Eddie Larry 27-May-19 13:21
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 55 Poster Boy 26-May-19 16:32
Auto pilot or life support in hospital 56 greengirl5 26-May-19 22:46
Re: Auto pilot or life support in hospital 59 Itatw70s 27-May-19 00:16
Consciousnesses 55 greengirl5 27-May-19 03:27
Re: Consciousnesses 48 greengirl5 27-May-19 05:42
Re: Auto pilot or life support in hospital 53 Susan Doris 27-May-19 05:49
Re: Auto pilot or life support in hospital 51 greengirl5 27-May-19 08:09
Re: Auto pilot or life support in hospital 56 Susan Doris 27-May-19 08:51
The way things naturally happen 52 greengirl5 27-May-19 13:25
DNA 55 greengirl5 27-May-19 13:37
Re: DNA 54 Susan Doris 27-May-19 14:12
Re: DNA 60 Eddie Larry 27-May-19 15:53
Re: DNA 57 Itatw70s 27-May-19 18:23
Computer programs can't write themselves 55 greengirl5 27-May-19 22:55
Re: Computer programs can't write themselves 55 Itatw70s 28-May-19 00:05
Re: Computer programs can't write themselves 48 Susan Doris 28-May-19 05:17
Re: Computer programs can't write themselves 50 greengirl5 28-May-19 07:59
Re: The way things naturally happen 53 Poster Boy 28-May-19 02:33
Death or transition etc. 51 greengirl5 28-May-19 03:48
Re: Death or transition etc. 50 Poster Boy 28-May-19 04:08
Re: Death or transition etc. 50 Itatw70s 28-May-19 11:48
Re: Death or transition etc. 53 Poster Boy 28-May-19 04:15
Consciousness and the need for an alternative channel 55 drrayeye 28-May-19 19:25
Re: Consciousness and the need for an alternative channel 48 Eddie Larry 28-May-19 21:51
Consciousness 45 drrayeye 28-May-19 23:55
Re: Consciousness and the need for an alternative channel 50 Poster Boy 28-May-19 22:03
Re: Consciousness and the need for an alternative channel 53 drrayeye 29-May-19 00:41
Re: Consciousness and the need for an alternative channel 54 Poster Boy 29-May-19 02:04
Consciousness is our portal to Life 50 Eddie Larry 29-May-19 04:57
"Human consciousness" and "consciousness" 50 drrayeye 29-May-19 05:42
Re: "Human consciousness" and "consciousness" 46 Eddie Larry 29-May-19 13:48
Re: "Human consciousness" and "consciousness" 44 drrayeye 29-May-19 15:34
Re: "Human consciousness" and "consciousness" 55 Eddie Larry 29-May-19 16:07
Re: "Human consciousness" and "consciousness" 45 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:20
Re: "Human consciousness" and "consciousness" 44 Eddie Larry 29-May-19 19:40
try Rene' Descartes 47 drrayeye 29-May-19 21:18
Re: try Rene' Descartes 45 Eddie Larry 29-May-19 21:26
Scientists and their own consciousness 50 greengirl5 29-May-19 23:08
Would it not be correct to say that we are our consciousness? 58 grangram 31-May-19 07:33
That was beautiful! 46 greengirl5 31-May-19 22:24
Re: That was beautiful! 46 Poster Boy 31-May-19 22:42
Re: That was beautiful! 42 greengirl5 01-Jun-19 07:59
have a great day gg 46 grangram 01-Jun-19 06:15
Re: have a great day gg 53 greengirl5 01-Jun-19 11:44
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 59 Enigcom 29-May-19 22:08
Re: Consciousness: limiting or keeping channels open 61 Poster Boy 30-May-19 00:14


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