In the world of forms and phenomena, change is the only constant. In life, change proceeds in the direction of evolution--how more can be accomplished with less energy expenditure. Human evolution has moved through several epochs over the past several million years, from the hunter-gatherer stage to the Agricultural Age, on to the Industrial Age and now, the Information Age. Each age has had its own worldview--it's own paradigm--which defines the expectations and limitations of the people living in the period. I believe that the transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age has again resulted in a transformation of our worldview. We are beginning to see, thanks to information technology, a paradigm shift from a material worldview to a consciousness-based worldview. We are beginning to understand that what exists at the essential core of matter is information and energy. I hope and believe that the Information Age is going to be the stepping-off point for the Age of Consciousness. What is conciousness, if not information and energy that has become alive with self-referral? In other words, consciousness is information that responds to feedback, which is also information. Through this self-referral loop, consciousness influences its own expression in more abstract and unpredictable ways, and in this process, consciousness becomes intelligence.
-Deepak Chopra, introduction to The Wisdom of Healing, by David Simon, M.D.
Simply hoping this helps the "consciousness-based worldview." May our sharing of awareness envoking ideas be useful, helpful and fun. And so it is. Amen. Awomen. Ashé!
Love and light being, Teo