The Dalai Lama says, if you think it has consciousness, then it does.
What if we enable our Higher Selves to consistently function in all situations, for all purposes; let go of the facades, remove our masks? What if we crushed the stoicism only sought to protect us from our own projected fears?
In a world teeming with light, life, scent and sound, it is usually in the spaces, the pauses where we will meet our higher selves.
When I place my hand on a tree I can feel tremendous life energy pumping through it – this is chi, universal life force. But I can also feel it feeling me. We have an exchange.