Human beings have grown farther apart from their natural peers in a fantastic sort of way. We have technology that accomplishes unnatural feats. We can see the building blocks of matter, look into space and take a peek at the initial phases of the universe. Not only can we alter genetic codes but create new beings and process information to reveal physical secrets. In conclusion, science has made us ever more aware of the world. But do we know anything about the entity that we call awareness? Are we truly more aware of our surroundings? Does technology aid awareness? And, what is the spirituality of awareness?
The fact is that life is the summit of the evolutionary universe. A distinction between living and non-living is as fictional as the white king’s dream from Alice’s adventures in wonderland. Take an example and try to answer the question. Is earth living or non-living? Is it aware of itself? The answer becomes clear if we think about our bodies. Are fingers self-aware and living? Yes, like a human being is, so are all parts of their body. And living beings are a part of the earth. So, the planet is living and aware just as an individual. By the transitive property, so are the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe. Awareness is not contained in a body but belongs to a much larger universe of which we share a small part in a short time.
Starting from simple matter, we developed into complex beings that could preserve their bodies and pass that information to the next generations. We evolved into beings of heightened senses, were aware of the surrounding, and could communicate to form groups. Finally, we developed superior intelligence with which we can know about our universe and define it with words. Science and technology help us cross the boundary where senses stop. But our ultimate goal is to recognize the universal awareness of whom we are a part. The journey that has brought us here has to be continued until we become one with the grand. That is what spirituality of awareness is.
This section discusses everyday life through a new filter, a holistic perspective, and a philosophy of the soul, the spirit, and the material.