(Drawing by Minty Sainsbury)

Common Consciousness

Some people say that, if we could be inside the brain of a lion, then we wouldn’t be able to comprehend what they can perceive… because their existence is so different, but I don’t believe that at all. I think there’s much more commonality to consciousness than that. If my friend Hedda Mørch is to be correct, then it goes right down to the particle level.

Perhaps there might be some learning in climbing inside a lion, but I think it wouldn’t take too long to understand and appreciate their world as they do.

When we put other animals in this frame of being so “other”, we distance ourselves from them, when in fact we’re all part of the same whole. We’re just slightly different answers to the same question of what it means to be alive.