A New Way of Seeing

As though every moment matters

Paul Mulliner
4 min readSep 18, 2022
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“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake…”― Sir Francis Bacon

The body gets older. Yet consciousness is always in the present moment — Nisargadatta Maharaj

“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are” — Anais Nin

There may be moments when we look at life suddenly with new eyes.

Moments when it seems as though the whole Universe were a single conscious space, aware everywhere all at once within itself.

As though everything we do in the world and every choice we make were somehow meaningful, because everything is known.

We’re all woven into universal consciousness, though this isn’t quite yet a mainstream way of seeing our world.

The evolution of our conscious awareness can sometimes be hindered by outdated ideas we inherit from the past that are unfortunately still widespread in the media.

These mainstream ideas keep us living with a mindset or worldview where we imagine ourselves to be in competition, rather than joined in cooperation.

They first emerged and entered the mainstream western imagination when our technologies were the early steam engine and the first morse code telegraph.

They proposed our separate human brain somehow generates consciousness and all life is involved in a survival of the fittest.

They can now seen as limiting and inadequate, belonging to a previous time.

Our ideas about the world and the Universe are always evolving however, just like our technology does.

Consciousness is spatial and universal, an intrinsic attribute or quality of the space inside and around all life.

And our inner core participates with, and is inspired by, this fluid universal intelligence.

It’s the source of our intuition.

It’s nonlocal, everything known anywhere is known all at once everywhere, and it joins all of us into itself thoughout the whole Universe.

Inwardly focusing our attention, tuning in to the inner conscious silence and finding our own intuitive connection into universal consciousness helps us see and know the world differently.

And it’s intuition that’s crucial to our personal evolution into a deeper understanding of our world, our self, consciousness and the Universe.

Intuition emerges from universal consciousness as a sudden flow of guiding intelligence, a spontaneous flash of inspiration.

Intuition is transformative, inspiring us to evolve, tugging us into becoming more aware.

Knowing universal consciousness doesn’t mean we lose our unique personal character, our personality.

The personal self is a unique ‘coloration’ of the conscious self in all of us.

A unique flavoring of the universal consciousness that’s within all life and all space everywhere.

And our unique personal self is able to flow more freely and be more creative because it no longer feels confined, restricted, held back by separation from the world.

It no longer needs to create resentful and angry thinking.

We’re joined into a whole conscious Universe, consciousness isn’t confined to the boundary of our separate body, it’s universal, inside all of us.

‘Our own personal’ conscious awareness is a local knowing within a nonlocal conscious space that includes all of us.

Like waves appearing for a moment
in an endless ocean,
we’re woven through the Universe,
and every choice becomes everything that is
and everything we are,
and blends somehow all experience
into all that comes to pass.

And this universal consciousness is inside all life, orchestrating the biochemistry of living cells, evolving all of us into a deeper understanding of itself, if we pay attention to it.

And the whispers of intuition we hear more clearly with our attention focused in the silence are inspiring us to live in sync with cosmic intelligence.

Inspiring us to care more about our planet than we have previously, and care for each other.

Inspiring us to realize that every moment of our precious human life matters.

Every moment brings an opportunity to find the larger self inside all of us, the self that touches all the space between the stars.

“I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding”
― John O’Donohue

Cosmic intelligence is having a human experience.



Paul Mulliner

Writer and Designer based in London. Writing about inspiration, intuition, consciousness, dreams …