But consciousness is not something like air. It is not external to anything. You cannot breath in particles of consciousness. And it doesn’t wait around until someone discovers it. It is something that stirs within you.
Different beings are at different levels of consciousness. Most exist at the survival level. Others go beyond and explore the vast reaches of expanded awareness, beyond sense perceptions. The are impelled by something within—consciousness’s own propulsion towards growth. Yet they still are not reaching outside the stillness of their own being to grasp at particles of consciousness waiting to be absorbed.