Well the question is what is consciousness?
First of all, “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle explains this very very well so I advise you to read this book. The secret is to become conscious first and with consciousness, it is best described as a sort of awareness that you find within you. It’s a place where thought comes from or perhaps, the main source that provides love, peace, and happiness. What I’ve found is that I started to learn about thinking and one particular question was “Where does thought come from?” and ever since then, I’ve been on a mission to find answers and learn about the tools and works of the inner being. To make a long story short, consciousness begins when you start to question your thinking and becoming conscious of your thinking. So essentially, when you question your very own thinking, you think about what influences your thoughts and behavior mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, etc. That’s what I’ve came across throughout my journey so I hope this helps!