Thank you Olivia for your sharing understanding! That's a good topic. I agree with you that consciousness develops outwardly and inwardly. Once our inward accpets something from outward, then we would react to the "future coming things" according to our inward, or say subconsciousness?
It's a great explanation about that the development of consciousness is both eternal and temporal. I suddently think of the examples, please look:
From the matter aspect, "living is the foundation for human", while from the spirit aspect, "love" is always the most important thing in our life (we love to hear "Love is Externity" : ), so these two are the eternal in our consciousness?
As the temporal, can we say some of our characters or moral standards are related?
To the Truth, this is like a Wholeness, including various parts; while the Parts would effect the wholeness as the time grows and the things develop. Of course, we "wish" that the parts will bring a more perfect wholeness : )