“Thought refers to any mental or intellectual activity involving an individual’s subjective consciousness. It can refer either to the act of thinking or the resulting ideas or arrangements of ideas. Simnon-human objects, and phenomena. The exact meaning of such usage varies as well. The attribution of thought or thought processes to non-human objects and phenomena (especially computers) could be considered anthropomorphism, though such categorizations have been contested by such computer scientists as Alan Turing (see Computing Machinery and Intelligence). As regards animals, to what extent different animals think depends on the exact definition of the word that is given, so it may be taken literally or regarded as anthropomorphic.” (wikipedia.com)
What is most thought-provoking in these thought-provoking times, is that we are still not thinking. – Martin Heidegger
One possible explanation lies in the view of consciousness as a means of creating a mental model of reality. Any organism with such a model can do more than merely react to stimuli and pray the response is fast enough to escape predators. It can use the model to foresee threats and opportunities out there in the ‘real world’ – freeing it from the speed limitations of non-conscious reflexes. A conscious creature, in other words, need not stumble around blindly, hoping its reflexes will keep it safe. By binding together non-conscious responses to create even a simple model of reality, a creature possessing some degree of consciousness can avoid getting into tight spots in the first place – giving it a huge evolutionary advantage. via
STUDYIING CONSCIOUS THOUGHT – TIMELINE528 BC Indian philosopher Siddhartha Gautama – aka the Buddha – makes study and control of consciousness the basis of a movement now known as Buddhism. 401 AD The philosopher and Catholic saint Augustine of Hippo identifies self-awareness as a key aspect of consciousness, declaring: “I understand that I understand”. 1690 In his ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’, the English philosopher John Locke defines consciousness as “the perception of what passes in a man’s own mind”. 1874 German psychologist Wilhelm Wundt moves consciousness out of purely philosophical inquiry, and advocates its study via introspection. 1890 Pioneering Harvard University psychologist William James rejects Cartesian Dualism, concluding that consciousness is just a product of brain activity. 1979 American brain scientist Benjamin Libet discovers the half second delay between brain activity and the conscious sense of deciding to act. The brain edits out the delay to keep our conscious experiences in step with reality. 1988 Psychologist Bernard Baars puts forward his ‘global workspace’ theory, according to which consciousness is the process by which normally unconscious processes are said to be brought together on a mental ‘stage’. 1990s – present Advent of brain-scanning methods such as fMRI prompts huge leap of interest in consciousness by revealing brain activity in unprecedented detail.
Believe in your heart that something wonderful is about to happen.
Love your life.
Believe in your own powers and your own potential and in your own innate goodness.
Wake every morning with the awe of just being alive.
Discover each day the magnificent awesome beauty in the world.
Explore and embrace life in yourself and in everyone you see each day.
Reach within to find your own specialness.
Amaze yourself and rouse those around you to the potential of each new day.
Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
This is the essence of your humanity.
Let those who love you help you.Trust enough to be able to take.
Look with hope to the horizon of today for today is all we truly have.
Live this day well.
Let a little sun out as well as in.
Create your own rainbows.
Be open to all your possibilities – All possibilities and Miracles.
Always believe in Miracles. Author Unknown
still.“I understand that I understand”.– You make a difference – You are your life, your happiness, your sadness, your fears, your fortunes – You can have, do, or be, ANYTHING WILLING, create/control/balance your emotions PULL your thoughts DO yourself good!
“If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe