Theorem: During life, we grasp only a fragment of the whole expanse of our environment, while unnoticed fragments slip silently into memory. These overlooked fragments make up an untapped potential, awaiting revelation at the close of life's journey.

Variables/Terms: Awareness, Three Dimensional Software, Point of View, Environment, Memory, Point, Space, Moment, Time and Time/Space Continuum.

Awareness1 - Awareness is the quality or state of being aware : knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists. By [1]

Awareness2 - Awareness is the state of being conscious of something. More specifically, it is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of events. By [2]

3-Dimensional (3 -D) Software - 3-D software is a type of computer graphics software that enables the design, development and production of 3-D graphics and animations. 3-D software allows users to visualize, design and control an object, environment or any graphical element within a three-dimensional scope. 3-D software includes computer-aided design (CAD) programs and animation packages. 3-D software mainly works on the mathematical concept of geometry, where each designed element is mapped into three different axes: X for breadth, Y for length and Z for depth. 3-D software works by providing users with a different set of functions to design and develop a 3-D image or animation. These include modeling the image or object, layout, animation and rendering service. By Techopedia [3]

Point Of View - Point of view is the location within time and space where a person views the outside world. A person's point of view can be described as the specific X, Y, and Z location of where they are located. Point of view also contains a time component. A person's point of view is the location in time and space where they are currently viewing the outside world.

Environment - The space surrounding a person, animal, or plant where it lives and operates. Data from Oxford Languages. The area or space occupied by or intended for something. The natural world, as a whole. The earthly state of human existence. The environment is the boundless space surrounding a person.

Memory - The power or process of retaining, reproducing, or recalling what has been experienced. The ability to store information and retain it from an organism's activity or experience. An image, recollection, or impression of one that is remembered from the past. A device (such as a chip) or a component of an electronic device (such as a computer) in which information can be inserted and stored and from which it may be extracted when wanted. The capacity for storing information. The part of a computer in which data or program instructions can be stored and later retrieved.

Point - A geometric element that has zero dimensions and a location determinable by an ordered set of coordinates. In geometry, a point is a location represented by a dot. A point does not have any length, width, shape, or size, it only has a position. When two distinct points are connected they form a line. By [4]

Space - The dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move. A continuous area or expanse. Space is a boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction. The limitless three-dimensional extent in which all things exist and move. By [5]

Moment - An infinitely small portion of time: A point in time with no duration but location. A single moment is a geometrical point in time. An exact moment. By [6]

Time - time, a measured or measurable period. There are four dimensions: length, width, depth, and time. Time is the fourth dimension. Time is duration. Time, combined with Space becomes a time-space continuum.

Time/Space Continuum - The space-time continuum consists of four dimensions: the three dimensions of space (length, width, and height) (up/down, left/right, and forward/backward) depending upon how you wish to think of them plus the fourth dimension of time. Einstein's theories of relativity spurred other scientists to investigate the relationships between space and time. By Microsoft Bing [7]

I. Understanding the Role of Awareness in the Environment

1. Clarifying the Concept of Awareness

In the realm of intellectual contemplation, we embark upon the exploration of awareness-a construct that encompasses our faculty to perceive, to feel, and to be imbued with consciousness. Within the framework of this discourse, awareness signifies the very state and quality of being cognizant of a given reality. It is this vibrant essence that distinguishes life from inanimate matter. A tapestry of perception and cognitive reactivity, awareness enables us to engage with the myriad objects, conditions, and occurrences that transpire within our encompassing milieu.

Awareness is a profound attunement to our surrounding environment, a focused gaze upon the fabric of reality that unravels before our senses. As the conscious mind trains its attention upon a select facet of the unfolding drama, awareness emerges as a beacon of illumination, casting light upon the portion of existence to which we are willingly attentive. For it is when the conscious gaze locks onto the happenings that unfold around us that we may declare we are truly aware. Thus, awareness assumes the role of a mindful sentinel-an ever-vigilant sentinel that embraces the symphony of existence. To be aware is to partake in the vivacity of life, to be attuned to the harmonious dance that unfurls within the encompassing surroundings.

2. Exploring How Awareness Moves in a Step-by-Step Manner

Let's say you are sitting at your desk at work. It is 10:00 in the morning. As you are sitting in your cubical a friend walks by and says Hi. You look up and smile. A minute later a bird flies past your window. You catch a glimpse of it as it passes. Then your phone rings. As you reach over to pick up the phone you inadvertently knock your cup of coffee over on your desk, spilling coffee all over your papers. When you draw this up on a timeline it looks like this:

Diagram of how awareness moves about through space over time

The period from 10:00 to 10:04 was rather hectic. Looking back on it we tend to think that everything happened at once. In our minds, we think that we got hit with four things at once. However, when you draw it out on a timeline you can see that four things did not happen at once. They happened sequentially over time. At 10:00 you are sitting at your desk. Someone walks by and says hi. Your attention (shown as a black dot) shifts from whatever you are doing to the person. At 10:01 when the bird flies by your attention shifts from the person to the bird outside. Then it shifts again. Finally, it shifts again to the spilled coffee on the desk.

At any one time, there is just one thing we pay attention to. Hence, our awareness behaves as a focal point within the environment. This is shown above as the black dot above shifts focus in the environment over time. It darts around from one thing to another thing continuously. We tend to focus exclusively on the one thing we deem important at the moment. Then focus shifts as our attention gets preempted by something more important. We think we have paid attention to all four things simultaneously. However, we only focused on just one thing t a time.

3. Defining Awareness Through the Use of 3D Software

The clearest and most accurate way to explain how awareness works is to use three-dimensional software. What I've done is open Blender software. We are looking at a three-dimensional space. It has unlimited length, width, and depth. It is much like the space surrounding us now.

Into that space, we drop a camera. The camera is located at the center of the space (0, 0, 0). The camera looks out at the outside world. The camera is analogous to our awareness. The three-dimensional space is analogous to our environment. Our awareness is the point of view from a location where we view the outside world. For the sake of proving the afterlife, think of awareness as an active camera within three-dimensional space. The two are very similar.


Here is the underlying geometry of the camera.

On the left is the camera's parameters. Notice it is located at 0 in X, 0 in Y, and 0 in Z. It is located at the exact center of the environment. On the right is the camera's position in time. Notice that it is located at 0 in time. Notice how we have two elements, one is surrounding space and the other is a single point at the center. This is the basic makeup of three-dimensional software. This is also the basic makeup of life while living.

4. Visualizing the Sequential Progression of Awareness

I started by adding three objects to the environment, a cylinder, cube, and sphere. The objects are arbitrary. They represent three of the events above, 1) a coworker says hi, 2) a bird flies by, and 3) coffee spills. These are three events that happen in rapid succession. We are seeing these objects from an outside point of view. To see what the user sees we have to view the screen through a camera.

Now we have added a camera to the environment. The camera is shown in orange. The camera represents awareness. You can see that the camera is located to the left of the objects and slightly above them. It is pointed down and aimed at the cylinder.

The is the same environment in the image above only the time it is viewed through the camera. Imagine standing in the environment looking at the cylinder. What is inside the orange box is what you see.

These are the space-time coordinates of the camera. Notice the camera is positioned at a specific X, Y, and Z location within the environment. It also has rotation values that determine where the camera is pointed. On the right is the time location of the camera. In this instance that camera is positioned at 0 location in time. This is event one, where we take a glance as our coworker says hi.

Now we've taken a couple of steps down a hallway. The camera has moved from the left to the right side of the objects as shown above. At this point, a bird flies by and we quickly turn our head to look out the window. Notice how the camera has moved, and then pivoted to see the bird as it flies by.

Here is the view of the environment through the camera. The camera is in a new position and has a new rotation. What you see in what is inside the orange box.

Here are the time-space coordinates for the camera. Notice it has new X, Y, and Z values reflecting that it has moved in space. Notice too that the camera has moved in time. It used to be at time location zero. Now it is at time location 40.

Awareness within our environment is like the camera in the 3D environment. Like the camera, our awareness is located at a specific point within our environment. Like the camera, it has specific X, Y, Z, and time coordinates that mark its position. In the illustration above, we showed a camera moving from one position to another within the environment. While the position of the camera changed, the geometry of the camera did not. It started as a single point. It ended as a single point. At no time did its geometry change. The fact that it moved rapidly and saw different things does not mean it was in two locations at once. Nor does it mean it is larger than a point. Rapid movement masks the truth. The truth is camera geometry is a single point. Awareness geometry is a single point too.

II. Understanding Awareness Through the Party Analogy

1. How Awareness Functions In A Social Setting

To illustrate how awareness works in the environment imagine yourself at a party. Here is my diagram of what the party might look like:

How awareness centers in conversational circles at a party

Imagine twenty people in a fairly small room like this. People are formed into small groups as shown above. Inside each group is a conversation as represented by the red circle surrounding each group. People are standing around, affiliated with their group, listening and commenting on the current conversational topic of the group. Each group maintains its unique line of thought.

We walk around the party alone, not affiliated with any particular group. When we join a group, our awareness focuses on the conversation of that group. We listen to the conversation of our group, focus on it exclusively, and tune out all the other conversations going on simultaneously in the groups around the room.

2. What We Pay Attention to and Ignore in Our Environment

A diagram of the party from above looks like this:

A diagram showing the difference between awareness illustrated by hearing and listening at a party

Here is how the party is represented in the diagram:
1. The blue dots represent people at the party.
2. The red circles represent the conversations of the various groups of people at the party.
3. The lighter green circles represent the range of the sound (noise) generated by the conversations of the groups.

When we join a group (shown as a blue dot within a red circle) we listen to the conversation of our group. However, the sound of our group's conversion (as represented by the shaded green circle) extends physically beyond our group. The sound of conversation (light green circle) is much larger than the group (red circle).

Our ability to listen to the conversation in our group (and tune out all the other conversations in the room) is not based on proximity. Nor is it based on sound volume. The conversation we pay attention to is based on awareness. We are aware of (tuned in to) the conversation in our group because we choose to focus on that conversation. At the same time, we choose NOT to be aware of (ignore) all other conversations. Other conversations become background noise. We tune them out. Of all the conversations in the room, we listen to only one; our immediate group's conversation.

The other conversations are relegated to background noise. They may be just as loud as the conversation we are listening to, but we choose not to listen. We can hear other conversations (as shown by the overlapping green circles) but we do not listen to them. At some spots in the room, we hear three or more conversations. Yet we choose to listen to the one we are in. Our conscious awareness stays with one conversation only, usually the one we are actively engaged in.

We could, if we wanted to, tune out (ignore) our group's conversion and tune into a conversation elsewhere in the room. There is nothing to stop us from doing this. Our attention shift happens all the time. All we have to do is shift our awareness from our group to another group and follow their line of thought. We do not need to move physically. All we need to do is change our focus. When our awareness is in another group's conversation, we will lose the line of thought in our own group's conversation. While your attention is with the other group, our group's conversation becomes background noise.

3. Shifting Conversational Focus: A Change in Awareness Within Space

A change in conversational focus looks like this:

How awareness is not based on proximity or volume. It is based on focus.

The woman in the back right of the room is interested in the man on the far left. She quits paying attention to the conversation of her immediate group and focuses her attention on the man's group across the room. Now she listens to their conversation. Consequently, she tunes out both her conversation and the conversation in the middle of the room.

She can do this because focus is based on attention, not proximity or volume. While a shift in focus like this is possible, ignoring the people in your group is not good manners. So as soon as someone in her group speaks to her directly her focus will quickly return to her group and pick up the thread of the conversation where she left off.

It is important to realize that her focus can be in her group or it can be across the room but it cannot be in both places at the same time. We can simulate having focus in two places by darting back and forth between conversations. Shifting focus like this is like the worker, bird, phone, and coffee analogy above. What appears to happen simultaneously actually happened over time. Our attention may dart between groups quickly, but at any one moment our focus is on just one group's conversation.

4. Changing Awareness Relies on Intention, Not Proximity or Volume

Intention of focus is a fundamental concept of awareness. If we consider the party room as a whole, with all its groups and conversations, we focus on only the conversation we are interested in. We "tune out" all the other conversations that we are not interested in. The conversation we are interested in is but a small subset of all conversations going on in the room. We can show the relationship between the one conversation we focused on versus all the conversations like this:

A diagram showing active listening versus passive listening using conversations

The left side of the diagram shows all the conversations going on in the room that are loud enough to hear but we have chosen to ignore. The right side of the diagram shows the one conversation we are paying attention to currently. There is a one (a conversation we actively listen to) to many (all conversions in the room) relationship going on.

The important thing to realize is we have two conversations going on at the same time. One we are actively listening to. The other we are not. However, both conversations are part of the environment. In other words, we listen to one but our ears hear both. They both come in through our senses and they both go into memory. Does this mean the second, non-listened-to conversation is less important? Or does it mean it doesn't exist? Both conversations are equally important because they are both loud enough to hear. They both are part of the same environment. Throughout life, we take in stimulus, like the second conversation, without even being aware of it. This means that what we are aware of is only a small part of the overall environment. So the question becomes, when are we going to use all this information we took in but were unaware of it happening? The answer is later, at the end of life because it was all part of the environment and it is all in our memory.

III. The Relationship Between Awareness and Physical Space

1. Visualizing Awareness Through Conversations

The conversations in the room are represented as arrows coming at us. The arrows are the incoming stimulus hitting our ears competing for our attention. Of all these conversations, one conversation has our attention. It is the conversation shown in red. This is the one conversation we are actively listening to. It is the one we currently aware of. The other conversations are relegated to the background. We consider them background noise. While we hear them, we do not pay attention to them. Viewed visually awareness looks like this:

 a diagram showing how only one conversation reaches awareness while all others are ignored

So here is what we have:
1. On the left side, we have the total environment represented by all the conversations in the room.
2. On the right side, we have the one conversation we are currently engaged in and listening to.

In conclusion, we are not aware of all the conversations around us at any one time. The sequential nature of awareness (darting about the environment over time) leads us to believe we are aware of more conversations than we are. As the party analogy shows, at any one moment in time, we are aware of just one conversation. This is but a small portion of all the conversations we hear.

2. Comparing Awareness to All Incoming Stimuli

At the party we are listening to one conversation while 12 other conversations are going on at the same time. Those ignored conversations are considered background noise.

The illustration below shows the conversations in the room as arrows approaching our consciousness. The heavy black vertical line represents the current moment. The black line represents conversations that are being taken in through our ears. We hear all of them. We know we hear them because all we need to do is stop a moment, change our focus to any one of them, and we will be able to listen to the conversational thread. Their sound is reaching our eardrums.

Of all these conversations, we focus on just one. That is the conversation shown in red. That is the one conversation able to get through to our conscious. It alone has our attention. All others are tuned out. We hear them, but we don't listen to them. Visually that looks like this:

A diagram of awareness within environment versus ignored stimulous within the environment

When represented as a diagram like this, it becomes clear there is much more going on in the environment than we are aware of. We actively listen to one conversational thread. Meanwhile, the other conversational threads that are hitting our eardrums are relegated to the background.

Whether we listen to conversation A or conversation B, is a matter of choice. It points out that there is more going on in the environment than we are aware of. This becomes clear when you look at one moment in time. The next step is to examine the ratio between awareness and the environment. Awareness is less than the environment, that much we know. How much less needs to be determined. Are we aware of half our environment? Are we aware of one-quarter of our environment? What is the mathematical relationship between our awareness and our environment?

3.Expanding Awareness in Space Through Conversations

Adding two additional points of awareness changes the ratio of awareness versus the surrounding environment. With two additional cameras, we have theoretically opened awareness within the environment. Until now we have been aware of just one conversation in the room, like a single camera. In the illustration below, we open awareness so now we are aware of three conversations, by adding two more cameras. That looks like this:

A daigram of the theory of opening awareness within the environment

The illustration shows three conversations getting through to awareness simultaneously, instead of just one. Three simultaneous conversations are shown as three arrows in red on the left. Normally just one conversation gets through. We listen to just one at a time. Now, instead of listening to one conversation, we are actively listening to three as shown by the groups on the right.

What would it feel like to listen to three conversations at one time? We have no frame of reference for this because this never happens. However, we can speculate based on a few assumptions:

1. You can eliminate any jumping back and forth between groups because this takes place over time. We are talking about a single moment in time.

2. Each conversation would be attacking our conscious mind with the same interest and focus as we previously had with just one. Rather than listening to one and hearing three, we are talking about listening actively to all three simultaneously.

3. If asked to take an exam on the subject matter of each conversational thread we could pass it.

The result of listening to three conversations would be complicated, chaotic, and confusing. It would be as though three different groups were shouting at you demanding to be heard exclusively. Without the ability to hold back the other two conversations, we would descend into madness within minutes.

4. Using Three-Dimensional Software to Simulate Expanding Awareness

Three-dimensional software provides an excellent analogy of awareness and environment. The diagram below shows a large cube surrounding a red ball. If you can get this one concept, you will be well on your way to understanding the afterlife. Here is how to envision this:

1. The blue cube represents the environment. Given that we are using two-dimensional art, some imagination is required. Imagine that you expand the cube. In your mind, make the cube larger. Increase the cube in size until it completely engulfs your surroundings.

2. Now do the opposite with the red ball at the center. Decrease its size. Make it smaller and smaller until it is a single point.

This represents an accurate model of awareness and the environment. The environment is the blue cube at infinite size. Awareness is the red ball, reduced to a single point. This is how awareness works during life.

A diagram of the theory of opening awareness within the environment

Awareness in life operates like a camera in three-dimensional software. The camera is the point of view from where we view the environment. Notice in the diagram above, I have included the coordinates of the camera represented by the red ball. The camera is located at 0 in X, 0 in Y, and 0 in Z. The camera, or point of view, is located at the exact center of the environment. This is an accurate awareness-environment model as we go through life.

The question now becomes, how can we triple our awareness within the environment? The answer is, that we are going to add two more cameras as shown below.

A daigram of the theory of opening awareness within the environment

Now we have added three cameras to the environment. You could say we have tripled awareness by adding two more cameras, however, there is a limitation within the software that prevents this. The three-dimensional software is designed so there can only be one active camera at a time. Although we have three cameras in the environment, only one of them is active. This means that we still have only one point of awareness within the space of the environment.

However, what if we were able to modify the software to allow more than one camera to be active at a time? The output of each camera would be fed into the viewport simultaneously. Normally we have one camera fed into one viewport. Now we have three cameras fed into one viewport.

5. The Connection Between Complications and Awareness

As the second and third cameras become active, the environment becomes more complicated. You would now have shapes and images from three cameras being fed into a single awareness. The result would be three times the objects superimposed and intermingled within the environment. Three-dimensional software can only have one active camera so this never happens. The human experience only has one active camera so this never happens during life either. However, in theory, it could happen. When it does, multiple cameras are feeding input into a single viewport. The situation in the viewport becomes hopelessly complicated.

We now have three active cameras but only one viewport. You can think of the viewport as the ability to understand what the camera is putting out. When output from the cameras becomes more than the viewport can understand, confusion ensues. The viewport simply does not have the awareness capacity to understand the abnormally high level of stimulus from three cameras.

To rectify the situation, we need to increase the ability to understand the incoming stimulus. We do this by adding viewports. When you go from one to three viewports, the environment goes from complicated to trivial. It does this because we have increased awareness from one point to three. The size of awareness has increased threefold. Consequently, its ability to comprehend data has increased as well. Increasing awareness is mind-expanding. It takes understanding the environment from a state of being complicated to trivial. This is not because the amount of stimulus has decreased. This is because the capacity to be aware of the environment has increased. Next, we will examine what happens when we increase the size of awareness to its maximum potential.

6. Determining the Maximum Limit of Awareness Within Space

In the thought experiment above we opened our awareness from one point to three. Imagine opening awareness from three points to six. Now we have six arrows in red. Imagine opening awareness up still further. Imagine being able to open up and fully understand every conversion in the room all at once. Continuing this trend, imagine opening awareness up still further and pushing it to its upper limit. The next step is to solve for the upper limit of awareness within space. We are trying to find the geometric relationship between awareness and the surrounding environment. Expressed as an equation it looks like this:

an equation of awareness over environment equals position over space

The left side of the equation shows the relationship between awareness and the environment. During life, awareness is a point of view within its environment.

The right side of the equation shows the geometric equivalents. On top, we have a point. This is analogous to conscious awareness. On the bottom we have space. This is analogous to the surrounding environment. The relationship between point of view (awareness) and the environment is the same as their geometric equivalents, a point within space versus its surrounding space.

On the top (the numerator) we have what awareness is during life. On the bottom of the equation is the upper limit of awareness (the denominator). This represents what awareness could eventually become. The upper limit of awareness is its surrounding environment.

IV. The Connection Between Awareness and Time

1. Awareness in Time: Staying in the Present Moment

Thus far, the thought experiments with awareness have taken place at one moment in time. We are now going to examine awareness over time. The red arrow below shows the moment we are in now. We can call it noon. This is the present moment. The moments shown in gray are the moments in the past. These are moments you just experienced. You were in them a moment ago. As shown in the diagram below, only the present moment can garner awareness. The moments of the past are blocked from awareness as shown here:

a diagram showing awareness restricted to the present moment concerning time

Awareness operates in time exactly like it operates in the environment. In the environment, we are aware of one conversation at a time. In time, we are aware of one moment. We are aware of the present only. Awareness is located in the present moment. The present is only one point in time.

2. Expanding Awareness Over Time at the Party

We are now going to theoretically open awareness to three moments. This works exactly like opening awareness to three conversations simultaneously. Instead of just being aware of the present moment, we are now aware of the present and two additional moments from the recent past. This is what that looks like:

A diagram that theoretically opens of awareness in time

3. Simultaneous Awareness of Three Moments

The illustration below shows awareness in time. Here are three moments in time. We are in the first moment at 10:08:01. Then two seconds pass. Now we are in the second moment at 10:08:03. Then two more seconds pass. Now we are in the third moment at 10:08:05. We experience each moment as it happens. Awareness is located at that moment. Then time passes and awareness moves with it, as you move into a new moment.

three points of awareness in time

Nornally we are only aware of the moment we are in. When we open awareness to include two additional moments of the past the environment changes. Remembering a moment and being in a moment are two different things. Opening awareness is being in three moments at once. Next, we turn to three-dimensional software to explain how to be in three moments at one time.

4. Expanding Awareness with Three-Dimensional Software

The theoretical question becomes, how can we triple our awareness in time so we can experience all three moments at the same time? We can illustrate the answer to that question using three-dimensional software as shown below.

A daigram of opening awareness within time

The normal human condition is shown as environment number one above. The time is 10:08:01 as shown on the clock. The corresponding pointer on the timeline above is set at 10. Normally three-dimensional software only has one pointer. That is a requirement. The pointer location indicates the moment we are in. We can change that moment by sliding the time pointer to a new location. When we do, the environment changes accordingly.

To triple the amount of awareness in time, we would need to add two more pointers as shown here. The result would be three-time pointers instead of just one. This would cause the environments from three different time locations to be fed into the viewpoint simultaneously. The result would be complicated as three environments would be fed into the present moment.

5. Understanding the Sensation of Experiencing Multiple Moments

What would it feel like to experience three moments in time simultaneously? It would be unimaginably confusing, as shown below. This is what it would look like when you pass your hand before your face. This is experiencing multiple moments at once as shown here:

A diagram of a hand while awareness is opened within time

How confusing would it be to experience in five moments at once? When you move your hand, you wouldn't see one hand, you would see five as shown above. Experiencing five moments at once would cause the single hand would be fanned out in a matrix of five hands. From this perspective, you could not possibly know which of the five hands was the real hand. How could you hold onto anything? Furthermore, it would not be just the hand with this difficulty. It would be the entire environment.

Experiencing more than one moment would plunge us into utter chaos. Every moment would be demanding your full attention. You could not tell what is present and what is past. The result of living in multiple moments would be realities superimposed on each other with each demanding the importance of reality. You would be drowning in confusion.

6. The Connection Between Awareness and Complexities

We know by looking at the illustration above that we could not possibly cope with experiencing multiple moments at once. When we opened awareness from one moment to five we unleashed all kinds of confusion. This is because we haven't increased the size of awareness. In the analogy of three-dimensional software, we have taken several environments and fed them through one viewport. Thus they are superimposed and confusing. To increase the size of awareness, we would need to take five environments and feed them into five viewports. Hence we have gone from a situation where things were complicated and made it into a situation where things are trivial. The amount of environmental stimulus has not changed, but the ability to handle that stimulus has. Increasing the size of awareness increases the ability to handle stimuli. Increasing the size of awareness causes things within the environment to go from complicated to trivial.

7. Determining the Maximum Limit of Awareness Over Time

What is the upper limit of the size of awareness within time? During life, we have one point of awareness in time per environment. In our thought experiment, we have increased the size of awareness from one point in time to three, essentially tripling the size of awareness.

With the size of awareness tripled, we have three active moments. The remaining moments of our lifetime are inactive. If we expand awareness where 10 moments are active, we have the remaining moments of a lifetime that are inactive. If we expand awareness in time further, we will eventually reach the upper limit of time. The upper limit of awareness in time is an eternity. This is all time relative to an individual. It is all moments from the beginning of life to the end of life. Expressed as an equation, the ratio between awareness and time looks like this:

The equation of awareness over time verses now over all time

On the left side of the equation we have the ratio between awareness and life. Awareness, during life, is in the present. The upper limit of awareness is a lifetime, from conception to now.

On the right side of the equation are their geometric equivalents. On top, we have a moment, a single point in time. This is analogous to the present. On the bottom, we have an eternity. An eternity is all time. The relationship between the present (awareness) and a lifetime is the same as their geometrical equivalents, a moment in time versus an eternity.

On top of the equation (the numerator) is what awareness is during life. On the bottom of the equation is the upper limits of awareness (the denominator). This represents what awareness could potentially become.

V. Afterlife: Expanding Awareness Across Space and Time

1. Unlocking Our Untapped Information Potential

You're sitting in a room surrounded by five conversations. You listen to one. You hear the other four. You only paid attention to one. You ignored the other four. You heard all five conversations. They entered your ears and were absorbed into memory. Yet you only paid attention to the one conversation you participated in. The question is, what becomes of the other four conversations?

All five conversations are in memory. One was relevant. It was actively listened to. The others are irrelevant. Yet all were retained in memory. The information that was unnoticed during life far exceeds that which was noticed. Why do we gather unnoticed information? What is the purpose? Could it be that we use unnoticed information to assist in decision-making? Or to keep ourselves safe? Or could unnoticed information have a higher purpose?

Gathering unnoticed information, over a lifetime, represents a huge unrealized potential. We don't know how huge our unrealized potential is because we weren't aware of it in the first place. Everything else during life is retained in memory. Here is a diagram of awareness and memory:

three-dimensional diagram showing awareness surrounded by its environment

The illustration above is a diagram of two boxes. There is a small box and a big box. The inner box represents awareness. The outer box represents memory. The mental image is to make the inner box smaller while making the outer box correspondingly larger. Push the inner box to its smallest possible size. Push the outer box to its largest possible size. When you do this, the inner box becomes a point at the center. The outer box becomes the environment. The inner box is awareness. The outer box is memory.

The human mind is both boxes. The human mind is not just awareness at the center. It is awareness surrounded by memory. During life, we experience a point of awareness. We take in information as we move through life. Meanwhile, in the background and completely unbeknown to us, memory is like a mega-mouth shark. It scoops up the environment in total as it moves through life. Memory absorbs everything. We are the point of awareness surrounded by the space of memory. That is the human condition during life.

2. Understanding Awareness Across Space and Time

During life awareness acts like the active camera in three-dimensional software. During life, you can only have one active camera. At the end of life, those restrictions no longer apply. Awareness is unleashed to expand throughout time and space. Awareness expands within memory. This is when our unrealized potential is realized. Awareness changes in dimension from a point to space, thereby expanding throughout space. Awareness also changes dimension from point in time or the present moment, thereby expanding throughout time.

We now know awareness changes dimension at the end of life. Awareness transitions from a point in time and space to all time and space. To see this visually we are going to rotate time back to reveal space in an unconventional four-dimensional view (length, width, depth, and time). The diagram looks like this:

A diagram showing here, now and space, time from the perspective of awareness

This diagram shows awareness as a point in time and space. We can envision awareness being located at a specific point in time, and a specific point in space. Awareness can be thought of as a single point in a time/space continuum.

3. Determining the Maximum Limit of Awareness Across Space and Time

This illustration shows the state of awareness before and after the end of life:

An equation of awareness over time equals position over everywhere

The state of awareness before the end of life, is shown on top. The state of awareness after the end of life is shown at the bottom. The left side of the equation shows awareness on top and memory on the bottom. The right side shows the geometric equivalent. On top is a point of view with time and space. On the bottom is everything - all information from all environments throughout a lifetime, realized and unrealized. On the bottom right we have a time-space continuum of unlimited length, width, depth, and time. This has also been called the kingdom of heaven.

4. End of Life: Expanding Awareness Across Space and Time

In the previous section we spoke about the duality of the human mind. On the one hand, we are the focal point at the center of our environment. That is the point. On the other hand, we are the memory of the surrounding environment. The is the space. Our mind is both - the point of awareness contained inside the memory of the environment.

There is also a third mind. We have the little mind, the big mind, and the super big mind. The super big mind is time. It works like this.

As we move through life, we experience moments. In the moment we are the little mind of awareness. We also are the big mind of memory. Both get absorbed into memory.

Hence memory becomes the third mind. We have awareness, contained in the environment. We also have the environment, contained in memory.

In terms of unrealized potential we have awareness represented as a single point in time and space. Then we have the environment, represented as a space within time. Then we have time itself. What we are aware of during life is like a single point of no width, length, depth, or duration. What we are unaware of during life is unlimited width, length, depth, and eternity. It is the smallest possible thing to the largest possible thing. Visually that looks like this:

a three-dimensional diagram of awareness expanding through time and space at the end of life

During life we are the point in the center of our environment. Awareness is shown as the small red dot in the center of space. Awareness is a

At the moment life ends, awareness explodes throughout time-space. The illustration shows expanding boxes representing awareness expanding outward from its central location. The concentric boxes represent awareness expanding into time-space.

In the drawing, awareness goes from one unit to two units. Then it goes from two units to four. Then it goes from four units to eight. Finally, awareness expands out to its fullest extent absorbing all of time-space.

Understanding the afterlife requires thinking in geometric terms. Geometrically, the end of life is a point in time-space becoming all of time-space. Afterlife is awareness undergoing a dimensional change to become everything.

5. Conclusion: How Afterlife Transcends the Physical Body

Within the realm of the Afterlife, a singular moment unfurls to become the vast expanse of duration. Yet, this perception is not seen from the eyes of an observer outside. From within, the denizen of the Afterlife perceives a symphony of time and space, entwined in simultaneous embrace. Picture it akin to a fleeting moment metamorphosing, extending its scope to encompass an eternity. Or envisage it as a solitary point transmuting, expanding into an unbounded space.

To give life to the Afterlife, a solitary point in the continuum of time and space suffices. This lone moment-point undergoes a metamorphic transition, evolving into the essence of all things. Untethered from the corporeal vessel, Afterlife transcends the constraints of the physical form. It becomes the very essence of every life moment, encountered holistically, concurrently, and everlastingly. The mind, too, embarks on a transformative journey, traversing dimensions manifold. In this way, one singular point encompasses the vast tapestry of existence, containing within itself the essence of all things.

The essence of the afterlife, as illuminated within this contemplation, emerges as the zenith of latent capabilities - a lifetime's consciousness unfolding into an all-encompassing tapestry of enlightenment. Throughout our earthly sojourn, each encounter etched its presence upon memory - an immense reservoir, preserving every iota of knowledge, never to be relinquished. Within memory resides the dormant potency of untapped potential, an archive of moments and environments spanning the vast expanse of time and space.

At the very core of the afterlife, the human spirit transcends its corporeal vessel, and in that sacred juncture, all converges in our midst. Just as a computer may cease its functioning, yet memory remains, so too does our earthly life conclude, and everything journeys alongside. The entirety of our experiences, the lives we've touched, the myriad musings, and the kaleidoscope of emotions - all now accompany us, an eternal embrace of our entire existence.

The newfound awareness, birthed from this precise point in time-space, radiates in myriad directions, uniting with all time and space. The afterlife reveals a magnificent panorama, where the boundlessness of existence unfurls before our awakened senses. Boundaries dissolve as we traverse the expanses of our amassed wisdom, embracing the infinite with a heart steeped in understanding.

In this grand odyssey of the afterlife, we manifest the profundity of our untapped potential, the culmination of every cherished moment lived. As we embark on this unending expedition, let us revel in the splendor of our accumulated experiences, finding solace in the perpetual expanse of awareness that stretches to the very boundaries of time and space itself.

-- This concludes Theory Of Afterlife by Awareness --