I realized that my consciousness is not something that I can switch off. It was there before I was born and is there throughout my life, every moment of my life and it will probably be there when my body dies.
Take a moment and think about this and what it implies. Have we missed something important that is in plain sight?
Just like us, the universe may be fully conscious.
Be careful not to over think.
See it, understand, then let it go and move on.