Who Am I? Who Am I? The “self” is only a concept in our mind The Paradox at Our Core At the core of our being lies a fundamental paradox: Who we are is a pair of opposites. Resolving the Paradox at the Core The paradox at the core creates a tension: what do we pay attention to? Consciousness We are consciousness and a body.We know a great now about the body.But what do we know about consciousness? What is Consciousness? The experience of being alive Which Came First, Consciousness or the Body? Which came first… The Consciousness Controversy Science or religion? The 2022 Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson AZ Thoughts about the Consciousness Conference The Forms of Consciousness Sentiency Sentiency is the experience of having an outer world around us. Self-Awareness The self distinguishes itself from all else around it. It has its own identity. Feeling Feeling is holding oneself in a state of constant readiness to receive from both the outer and inner worlds. Universal Consciousness Self-consciousness is gone.