Hi @mentalscientist! Welcome to YATU 🙂 I’ve never been in Istanbul but I have visited Turkey once and I loved its beautiful colors!
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I very much like your question and look forward to answers from the authors. Also, I fully agree with what you say here:
Consciousness/Awareness is highly abstract concept for me to think about
I think this is the same for us all. I mean… I don’t think we can actually reach consciousness through thought, as it is that which is doing the thinking. Does this make sense to you?
Lots of love to you from Sweden!