Another thought from Dr. Michio Kaku (see yesterday’s blog):
He has classified beings into three levels of consciousness:
Level 1: those that react to feedback but don’t have independent conscious thoughts (like flowers)
Level 2: those that respond to space and can make social connections with others (like animals)
Level 3: those who can understand time (only humans)
Dr. Kaku said that “only humans have the ability to run simulations of models into the future and also the past; humans are the only animal that understands space and time.”
It was a distinction that I had not considered before, that what separates us from the animals is our understanding of time. Kaku said this allows us to create, to plan and to develop “cities, civilizations and rocket ships.”
Think about what your awareness of time allows you to do. You can learn from the past, plan for the future, savor memories or anticipate actions.
How are you going to use your highest level of consciousness today?