Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing the mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner. The latest breakthrough in this new field, published by Max Tegmark of MIT, postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter, allowing us to scientifically tackle murky topics such as self awareness, and why we perceive the world in classical three-dimensional terms, rather than the infinite number of objective realities offered up by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
To listen to the silence, wherever you are, is an easy and direct way of becoming present. The transformation of human consciousness is a shift from time to presence, from thinking to pure consciousness. Presence is needed to become aware of the beauty, the majesty, the sacredness of nature – the mind needs to be still. ~ Eckhart Tolle