What is Consciousness?
It’s systemic. A verb. Action. A process. A “happening”. Here’s a Metaphor:
What’s a car?
Engine? Wheels? Driver? Gas? Road? No.
Everything put together? No.
What’s a car do?
Goes from A -> B utilizing a system of components that function together.
Any one of the parts and necessary actions removed that are definitive of a car’s action, it ceases to exist as a car and is just a jumble of stuff.
It’s unfortunate our languages did not develop mature enough to express systems properly, so we end up with weird things like considering “love” as a noun, so one might ask “Where can I find love?” as if one is looking for a snack in the refrigerator.
Love is a process, communication, process, a happening. Even when it’s in noun form, it can’t be frozen into a hard ‘thing’ that just sits there. Unfortunately, many concepts end up being ‘crystallized’ like that inappropriately, leading to a lot of people incorrectly understanding the concepts because our languages tended to develop with a nominal focus – that is, noun-i-fying happenings for ease of description but then losing out on the ‘spark’ of movement that must go with them for them to be.