Science is a subject where most of us are on the listening end of a conversation. After a while, we aren’t any wiser and feel an array of emotions. Not understanding something is annoying. It can be intimidating to realize how little we know, especially to those who thought of themselves as pretty clever. So, istead of exploring the tree of knowledge we prefer to belive in all the things we think we know.
“I believe it when I see it” — is a common claim we hear in our volnerable civilization.
Quantum theory is one of those subjects that makes us scratch our heads, but it really isn't that difficult to understand. It studies the elements of the universe at their tiniest scales. Things smaller than an atom, neuron, or electron. We study their interactions with light. Even though they can be tiny, their behavior is fundamental to the universe, and yet there are some really weird things happening there.
While quantum theory has been around for more than a century, most people still struggle to grasp the concept due to the fact that we humans are so attached to the physical world. We are attached to money, cool cars, wooden floors, Prada shoes, you name it... The materialistic view affected even Albert Einstein, a world-renowned physicist. Einstein attempted to prove that this quantum stuff does not exist. He struggled with the concept and died trying to disprove the new theory.
It wasn’t just him. Our fixation on atoms has led us to confuse matter with reality. Mainly because we don’t know where to look.
Quantum mechanics does not replace our understanding of physical theories; it simply incorporates them. Furthermore, it confirmed that those theories had no limits, while making a significant discovery about nature and reality is no longer simple enough to even justify it. As a result, we must stretch ourselves to develop an inclusive perspective and add all possibilities to our thinking. My book, “Quantum Life”, explains this phenomenon in more detail.
With quantum, there is one thing that becomes very apparent. We see that there is a connection between reality and the rest of creation at the deepest level. There is an immediate connection at an intimate level.
Quantum has another aspect which makes the scientists quite nervous.
Macro (material matter) can only be created through micro, which is not matter at all. In order to make something, non-material elements are required. To see that change, you also need to add a conscious observer to the equation. It annoys physicists that in order for tiny particles to move, an observer is required, and the word consciousness puts things into question. Consciousness plays a major role in the physical realm, but we do not know how or why. Some of the world’s most renowned scientists are even questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.
Consciousness is a difficult concept to explain. We do not understand the mechanism by which a lifeless neuron produces subjective experience that gives us access to reality. Despite millennia of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosophers and scientists, consciousness remains puzzling and controversial. We do not understand what consciousness is, but we know it appears in physics and in life (neuro) science. Because science has a hard time describing consciousness, a longstanding debate on how consciousness develops, or how does it happen - is still going on.
Several ancient writings discussed consciousness as a component of existence. Ancient Indian thought systems offer a variety of explanations for human experience and behavior. Human beings are believed to possess a spiritual soul, open to transcendence and aspiring to attain spiritual union with the absolute. Hinduism holds that human beings have the capacity to act morally; it emphasizes virtues such as truthfulness, generosity, and disinterested action driven by spirituality - in other words - consciousness.
In the 17th century, philosopher René Descartes proposed that the act of contemplating one’s own existence is a sign that one has a separate mind from his body. This idea came to be known as Cartesian Dualism, resulting in the dictum “cognito ergo sum” (I think, therefore, I am). In Descartes’ view, consciousness is irrefutable-even if everything else you think you know is an illusion-since consciousness can be observed from within.
There is recent neuroscientific evidence that suggests consciousness results from the brain’s energetic activity. Despite this, the nature of energy itself remains mysterious, and we do not fully understand how it contributes to brain function or consciousness.
The notion of a conscious universe sounds more like the stuff of late night TV shows than academic journals. According to the only dominant theory of consciousness - it is linked to complexity - with a system’s ability to act upon its own state and determine its own destiny.
In conclusion - we live in a world that is dominated by materialism. This is a problem which got us into some major troubles. The world’s history book is written in blood, and it’s time to change that. Biologically, we are connected to each other, chemically, we are connected to the earth, but in quantum level, we are connected to the rest of the universe. We are conscious beings not just to be nice to each other or act ethically towards others just to regulate our material lives. We are essentially spiritual beings caught up on a material journey. Material things do not create life and consciousness, but the other way around. Life and consciousness give rise to our experience of reality.
Being self-conscious allows us to break out of the subconscious program of thinking and feeling, in which we're often operating. With a higher consciousness, making decisions and taking responsible action becomes easier.
Getting in touch with your consciousness takes practice. The best way to start is meditation. Find a place where you feel safe and happy, close your physical eyes, and open your third eye. Look at what it’s trying to show you. Where are you in the eye of your consciousness? What job are you performing? Who your friends are, and who are you within that happy version of your life? Once you have a vision, your consciousness will show you how to get there. The more you practice, the clearer will be your perception and the right path to take. Remember that there are many roads and as soon as you realize you made a “wrong turn”, you must reevaluate your position and start over. If we concentrate only on finances, love, or any other singular goal, it will take us longer to find the right path. The only way to get in touch with consciousness is if you keep an open mind to a miracle in life and no single goals need to distract you to achieve the ultimate level of consciousness.
A conscious life gives you greater control over your own destiny.