Awareness - Consciousness Individualized

It has always been a basic tenet of ancient yogic thought that awareness and consciousness are not the same thing. From this yogic perspective, consciousness is a basic property of life—wherever there is life there is consciousness. Awareness, on the other hand, is conscious consciousness, a specific chunk of that general life consciousness made distinctive by its individualization out of an all-encompassing and all-pervasive energy that is collective by nature. Having become individualized out of a collective consciousness, awareness possesses the ability to have subjective experience. Thus, from an ancient perspective of yoga, each of us is both one with all as consciousness and highly individual among all as awareness fish