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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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environmentally conscious
aware or concerned about something
  • It was beautiful because the people who worked on it had a way of looking at things that made them do it right unselfconsciously.
    Part 3 (73% in)
  • His guests are an art instructor from the school who has horn-rimmed glasses, and his wife, who smiles self-consciously.
    Part 2 (68% in)

There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • His time consciousness begins to go.
    Part 4 (81% in)
  • That concrete whizzing by five inches below your foot is the real thing, the same stuff you walk on, it's right there, so blurred you can't focus on it, yet you can put your foot down and touch it anytime, and the whole thing, the whole experience, is never removed from immediate consciousness.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • Perhaps because of these changes the stream of national consciousness moves faster now, and is broader, but it seems to run less deep.
    Part 1 (6% in)
  • In this Chautauqua I would like not to cut any new channels of consciousness but simply dig deeper into old ones that have become silted in with the debris of thoughts grown stale and platitudes too often repeated.
    Part 1 (6% in)
  • Now the stream of our common consciousness seems to be obliterating its own banks, losing its central direction and purpose, flooding the lowlands, disconnecting and isolating the highlands and to no particular purpose other than the wasteful fulfillment of its own internal momentum.
    Part 1 (7% in)
  • All the time we are aware of millions of things around us...these changing shapes, these burning hills, the sound of the engine, the feel of the throttle, each rock and weed and fence post and piece of debris beside the road...aware of these things but not really conscious of them unless there is something unusual or unless they reflect something we are predisposed to see.
    Part 1 (86% in)
  • We could not possibly be conscious of these things and remember all of them because our mind would be so full of useless details we would be unable to think.
    Part 1 (86% in)
  • From all this awareness we must select, and what we select and call consciousness is never the same as the awareness because the process of selection mutates it.
    Part 1 (86% in)
  • Once we have the handful of sand, the world of which we are conscious, a process of discrimination goes to work on it.
    Part 1 (86% in)
  • The discrimination is the division of the conscious universe into parts.
    Part 1 (86% in)
  • And the consciousness of memory has disappeared too.
    Part 1 (99% in)
  • But this is screened out and never gets to our consciousness because we have in our minds an a priori concept that the world has continuity.
    Part 2 (42% in)
  • I am conscious of the sounds of the river rushing past boulders below and a fragrance in the night wind.
    Part 2 (56% in)
  • He becomes self-conscious and glows a little.
    Part 2 (70% in)
  • He literally had to move heaven and earth to arrive at this systematic understanding and when he was done felt he'd achieved an explanation of existence and our consciousness of it better than any that had existed before.
    Part 3 (1% in)
  • "Heaven above" fades from meaning when space-age consciousness asks, Where is "above"?
    Part 3 (1% in)
  • It's there and will be there as long as consciousness exists.
    Part 3 (1% in)
  • Data, classifications, hierarchies, cause-and-effect and analysis were discussed, and somewhere along there was some talk about a handful of sand, the world of which we're conscious, taken from the endless landscape of awareness around us.
    Part 3 (26% in)
  • And at that point, when he wrote that, he knew he had reached some kind of culmination of thought he had been unconsciously striving for over a long period of time.
    Part 3 (38% in)
  • That is, do they exist as a fixed part of man's consciousness, independently of experience and uncreated by experience?
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • The subliminal self, Poincaré said, looks at a large number of solutions to a problem, but only the interesting ones break into the domain of consciousness.
    Part 3 (57% in)
  • This is the zero moment of consciousness.
    Part 3 (65% in)
  • Let's consider a reevaluation of the situation in which we assume that the stuckness now occurring, the zero of consciousness, isn't the worst of all possible situations, but the best possible situation you could be in.
    Part 3 (69% in)
  • The passions, the emotions, the affective domain of man's consciousness, are a part of nature's order too.
    Part 3 (76% in)
  • The mountains of achievement are Quality discovered in one direction only, and are relatively meaningless and often unobtainable unless taken together with the ocean trenches of selfawareness... so different from self-consciousness...which result from inner peace of mind.
    Part 3 (77% in)
  • What produces this involvement is, at the cutting edge of consciousness, an absence of any sense of separateness of subject and object.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • But in scientific parlance the words for this absence of subject-object duality are scarce because scientific minds have shut themselves off from consciousness of this kind of understanding in the assumption of the formal dualistic scientific outlook.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • Zen Buddhists talk about "just sitting," a meditative practice in which the idea of a duality of self and object does not dominate one's consciousness.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • What I'm talking about here in motorcyele maintenance is "just fixing," in which the idea of a duality of self and object doesn't dominate one's consciousness.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • You've unconsciously memorized all sorts of things you won't have to relearn.
    Part 3 (85% in)
  • If they were all present at once our consciousness would be so jammed with meaningless data we couldn't think or act.
    Part 3 (88% in)
  • So we preselect on the basis of Quality, or, to put it Phaedrus' way, the track of Quality preselects what data we're going to be conscious of, and it makes this selection in such a way as to best harmonize what we are with what we are becoming.
    Part 3 (88% in)
  • The more he studied, the more convinced he became that no one had yet told the damage to this world that had resulted from our unconscious acceptance of their thought.
    Part 4 (24% in)
  • These fill the collective consciousness of all communicating mankind.
    Part 4 (27% in)
  • And people caught up in this primary America seem to go through huge portions of their lives without much consciousness of what's immediately around them.
    Part 4 (33% in)
  • Early Greek philosophy represented the first conscious search for what was imperishable in the affairs of men.
    Part 4 (53% in)
  • This consciousness, which had never existed anywhere before in the world, spelled a whole new level of transcendence for the Greek civilization.
    Part 4 (53% in)
  • But before help comes, slowly, imperceptibly at first, the entire consciousness of Phaedrus begins to come apart — to dissolve and fade away.
    Part 4 (83% in)
  • He crosses a lonesome valley, out of the mythos, and emerges as if from a dream, seeing that his whole consciousness, the mythos, has been a dream and no one's dream but his own, a dream he must now sustain of his own efforts.
    Part 4 (84% in)
  • Coastal people never really know what the ocean symbolizes to landlocked inland people...what a great distant dream it is, present but unseen in the deepest levels of subconsciousness, and when they arrive at the ocean and the conscious images are compared with the subconscious dream there is a sense of defeat at having come so far to be so stopped by a mystery that can never be fathomed.
    Part 4 (91% in)

There are no more uses of "conscious" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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