A Way To Observe
That Consciousness Is Always The Same
If you can locate a memory of something that happened earlier in your life, a memory that is so vivid that you can feel the event again, do that and compare it to your feeling now.
Not the content of now, but the feeling of yourself now, compared to the feeling of yourself then.
It does not make any difference how much development there has been of the persona—in terms of content or years or whatever it may be.
The conscious being feels the same whether it is five years old or twenty years old or seventy years old—however many years old, it is the same.
If you clearly recollect how it was being there, if you clearly sense it again, it is the same as now.
Consciousness is always the same, now and in the past—whether the recent past or the past of long ago.