What is consciousness? It is a term which is liberally used in these so-called ‘enlightened’ times, when we use it to describe developing spiritual awareness. In physical terms, one might describe it as the presence of life, and what our brain perceives, which would be a reasonable assumption. What we may not be aware of, however, are the limitations of our brain, how ‘conscious’ perception affects what we perceive, and how we perceive it.
On a daily basis, the brain processes a huge amount of information, only a fraction of which we are actually aware of; consequently it is almost impossible to determine what remains stored in our sub-conscious.