There is an insightful scene in the animated movie Lion King.
When the lion cub Simba asks his father Mufasa as to why he must revere even an antelope as lions eat the animal, Mufasa explains, “Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As a king, you must respect that balance and every creature right from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.
When we die, our bodies become the grass and the antelope eat the grass, so we are all connected in the great circle of life.”
We are all connected even though we might not see It as such and this is the best example of awakening consciousness beyond what is visible to our immediate senses.
Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.
That’s how consciousness is unawakened in many and rather stagnant. Many could be actually dead from within yet pretend to feel alive on the outside. It could be more of a façade. We all feel numb but we got to be aware of that without living in a perpetual and internal vegetative stage.