dissociation and attention
As stated earlier, the word most often used as a synonym for the word
consciousness is the word awareness. To be conscious is to be aware, and to be
aware is to be aware of something. That is about as far as most people get when
they try to focus their conscious awareness on what it means to have conscious
awareness. Most people experience their conscious awareness without much
conscious awareness of their conscious awareness. I have learned the easiest
way to get someone to focus their conscious awareness on their conscious
awareness is to accuse them of being without conscious awareness.
become aware of something requires the focus of attention. Attention is a
relational process. Focusing attention on one aspect of consciousness requires
the relative dissociation.....