Consciousness, Life and Death

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin proposes (“The Phenomenon of Man”) stages of evolution from physical through chemical, biological and now of ideas. He proposes that all matter/energy has an element of consciousness, and that evolution leads to its concrescence. Man is one breakthrough with the emergence of self-awareness; the next being awareness of All/God at what he calls “the Omega point”. 

This “self-awareness” is roughly equivalent to the boundary that many of us place on life. It is hard to believe in that which is beyond what I believe to be “me”. It’s an extraordinary assumption though that “I” is all there is. Perhaps death releases us from this imprisoning prism, into a consciousness of All/God.

We may each then have our own Omega Point.

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