Consciousness does not move or change and so was not born and can never die. Consciousness embraces all that is yet does this without any volition at all. When we are in agreement with all that is we begin to approach the nature of consciousness itself. Consciousness itself does not need to be in agreement with anything - does the sky need to agree to its blueness to exist? In agreement or acceptance we approach the nature of consciousness. In disagreement or resistance we distance ourselves from our own nature of consciousness. Even in disagreement we have not moved a fraction from consciousness, for consciousness is what we are and it is not possible to move away from what we are. When we distance ourselves from consciousness we only imagine that this is so. Full agreement is the same as perfect peace and happiness - when what we are is finally realised. When our peace and happiness is dependent on external factors like money, power or anything else we desire, our peace and happiness will be artificial and very short lived. Money, power or anything else we may desire are only necessary so long as we imagine that these things are necessary in order to attain peace and happiness. What we are is already complete and is not dependent on any external factors.
In consciousness there is perfect peace, happiness, and intelligence yet even these only arise in consciousness. We can approach consciousness best when we are not distracted by the things that arise in consciousness. Because the whole universe arises in consciousness it is not surprising that we are distracted yet even the wonder and majesty of the universe pales before consciousness itself. Consciousness cannot know itself it can only ‘know’ that which arises in consciousness. Consciousness does not need to know itself so when ‘we’ are no longer distracted by that which arises in consciousness there is just consciousness that is itself complete.
Consciousness itself does not move yet embraces all movement.
Consciousness itself does not change yet embraces all change.
Consciousness itself does not live and cannot die yet embraces living and dying.
Consciousness itself knows nothing yet embraces all knowing.
Consciousness itself knows nothing of the ego yet without it there could be no ego.
Consciousness itself knows nothing of thought yet without it there could be no thought.
Consciousness itself knows nothing of feelings yet without it there could be no feelings.
Consciousness itself knows nothing of the body yet without it the body is just meat.
Consciousness itself knows nothing of the absolute yet without the absolute there could
be no consciousness or any of the things that consciousness embraces.