I use consciousness in the sense of awareness. In my tradition, it is “The Observer” watching everything the mind and body do. Not awareness but the sense of awareness.

And I have no problem believing that this same sense exists in everything, beginning with animals. Do you think a dog has no sense of self? Or a cat?

That’s why I see consciousness as working from the outside in, looking at the workings of the individual being. Not something trapped inside, peering out at the world.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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