I wasn't critiquing your POV, just summarizing my own.I wasn't implying that the universe has anthropomorphic ego or emotion, which is why I said 'consciousness' is a heavy word in my OP. I have trouble explaining what I mean, I guess "has an intention for its own existence and the shapes it takes". Then again 'wanting' things is human as well, isn't it... A universe with an artistic choice to experience life through all of these emotional shapes we call beings? The way I often fantasize it is God being lonely or bored in the beginning (which are both human things, I understand) and deciding to separate itself into multiple identities. Or perhaps God's mind is just so complex that it couldn't help but perceive itself through multiple minds?
"Am I just paranoid or am I just stoned"