The word ‘consciousness’ is derived from “conscientia” or “knowing with.” It suggests that it is through relationship with others and one’s environment that we come to know ourselves. Philosopher Christian de Quincey (1998) states that without conscientia there would be no communication and evolution would become a ‘chance’ event. Yikes! How are we hampering our own evolution because of a lack of consciousness?
What happens when we take a closer look at what is happening in the space between us, where “knowing with” resides? How do I need to see you so that you can see me more clearly?