Something I have always been interested in was consciousness. What is consciousness? The eastern culture’s has dived pretty deep into what it actually is. The western culture in the other hand, are too focused on economy, politics, and technology. There isn’t necessarily wrong with the way the west was living their lives, except their culture was run by the idea of making money, which leads to greed and other problems.
The eastern cultures like Japan, China, Tibet, India, and many other countries, knew that humans were much more than what we preceived to be. We were born into a slavery, were our only source of information was soley based on our five senses, and our mind to analyze it. The eastern cultures discovered, that our mind is hijacked with thoughts. Thoughts about our past or future, on what were going to eat, on what to do for tomorrow, etc. They never stop. So what they discovered is meditation and yoga. Which gets you to focus your mind on one thing, which changes your brain wave length, that can be measured using an EEG. Apparently, the wavelength that the brain is in while meditating, is the same wavelength found in everywhere in nature.
While being in this state of mind, its called a higher level of consciousness. Where you are not limited by your body, nor your thoughts. This will help you understand what life is really about and how we can better ourselves as a human being. A Canadian psychiatrist named Richard Bucke, wrote a novel called Cosmic Consciousness. He explains who humans began to first experience our self consciousness, and are the only beings to do so on Earth, as we know of. Eventually when our species starts to experience these higher levels of consciousnesses as a whole, our minds will evolve into a the highest type of consciousness called cosmic consciousness.
I would like to write about how we, as a specie, can do so. Starting from teach children, from a young age and not filling their heads with imaginary worlds, or stories that are irrelevant to what we actually are. The help of technology will educate people, and showing them proof of how exactly our minds work, cause right now, its all theories. With religion, it becomes all about faith and believing, but with meditation and yoga, it becomes about experiencing.