Individual consciousness is undeniable.
The existence of other consciousnesses and the external world is the only sensible basis for living.
According to cosmologists, space-time began with a ‘big bang’ and things gradually evolved into increasing complexity. At some point life emerged, and eventually so did individual consciousness.
So what happened/ what was the cause of (or ‘before’) the ‘big bang’? Does the question have any meaning?
And it leads to the question what if life/ consciousness did not exist?And how could it have started?
At which point the brain hurts.
There is always a mystery at the heart of existence! Some call it God.
Featured image is a universal timeline from NASA, via Wikimedia Commons