An excerpt from the book What is Man. The title is not the title of the chapter.

There is no past or future. Only the present.
Having said that, let us make sense of that.
We are individual consciousnesses emanating from one Source. Consciousness is immaterial, that is to say, consciousness is nonphysical and, not subject to time and space. It is a spiritual entity. Consciousness has no boundary and juncture. It is an Energy of Character, the nature or the Spirit of an Awareness.
Consciousness is knowingness, which means having the ability to imagine; and to imagine is to create. The physical universe including man is the manifestation of imagination. What is created has boundary and juncture according to what is imagined, so it exists in a domain (space) and has duration (time), and has to materialize (matter). So, matter exists in space and time, and they exist in the imagination of the conscious– which is independent of time, and occupy no space and, is nonphysical.
We have manifested from the imagination of the Source of consciousness, and obviously, have been imagined to possess some consciousness; perhaps a little knowingness, but unquestionably a lot more knowingness than any other that has been imagined. Though our materialization occupy space and is subject to time, our consciousness, which is an extension of the one consciousness, occupy no space and exist beyond time.
None of us remember our own physical birth. The beginning of our robotic mechanical (automated by consciousness) material body. But no one, not even ourself, remember our first thought, the beginning of our self-consciousness. Our own life. The death of our material manifestation therefore is not necessarily the cessation of our consciousness. If life means being conscious within a time period, in automated matter occupying space; then time, matter and space will dictate the life, and will be bound in that dimension.
The body grows automatically if it is met with it’s material sustenance by whom it is given birth to. However, the consciousness of the individual will grow solely according to the will of the individual. It can be influenced but not compelled to grow. Growing in consciousness is developing the spirit or the character of the consciousness, not the growth of knowledge. Our consciousness is capable of growing infinitely in knowledge, just as it can grow infinitely in spirituality. Spirituality is the characteristics of the consciousnesses, and there is only one characteristic nature of consciousness that exist beyond time and space. That is the character or the spirit of the Source of all consciousnesses. Unifying with the spirit of the Source is to exist with the Source beyond the material realm, and intensify the energy of the Source and the self proportionately. The Source will continue to grow indefinitely and create infinitely, and in the process gain and possess relative knowledge; and man, the ultimate creation of the Source is it’s procreation.
If we want to continue in consciousness, that is, remain conscious beyond the materialized realm, our consciousness must be in uniform with that of the Source. There is only one Consciousness, from which it materializes it's thoughts in one dimension – one universe – one space – one time: of one energy – mass – matter, that is Light. To become equal with this consciousness is to merge with the eternal consciousness.
To become equal with this Consciousness is not to acquire it's knowledge, but to desire it's Character, it's Spirit; and cling to it for dear life. Consciousness is the energy, and it's Spirit is the Character. Our consciousness is the energy of the Source, that is timeless, but our character is not of the source and has a time to develop and acquire timelessness, and we are free to choose to do, or not to do so. Acquiring knowledge is good, and will increase our viability for the time we are here in the physical dimension, but growing in spirit (Conscientious) will deliver us into the next dimension of our consciousness. We don’t need to study theology, psychology, or criminology and attend church or mosque, and pray or chant to know and do, what the conscience (the spirit of the source) instructs us to do, during our experiential physical time to prepare us to unite with the Source of our Life.
There is only one consciousness, one energy, one personality, one ethos. There is only one world, one humanity in the Uni-verse. There is only one God, one divinity in the hereafter.
If the world won't unite as one, the world will destroy itself – given time. However, there is no time, and there is no space for inequity in the hereafter.
Before we got here, we were a figment of the aspiring imagination of the Source,
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Jer. 1:5
Now that we are here, what are we to do?
“Come follow Me.” Matt. 19:21
We have our life, why do we need to follow anyone?
“I have come, so that you May have Life, and have it more abundantly.” John. 10:10
When we consider the heavens, the moon and the stars, the works of the Source, what are we, that the Source of all that exists is mindful of us and visit us? Ps. 8:3
“That you May be Sons of your Father in heaven.” Matt. 5:45
Mankind has been here for thousands of years, and no doubt will continue to be here for some time to come. But not many of us are here for one tenth of a thousand years, while the earth and the universe have existed for billions of years, and may continue to do so for many more.
So here we are– like a drop in an ocean of consciousness, and perhaps for a billionth of a second in the infinity of time, existing in awe of all that we see; and bewildered by our own consciousness.
Overwhelmed by the vastness of consciousness, and in fear of it’s power; as possessors of a quantum of this consciousness, we think from lack, and act in fear, and deny ourself of infinite consciousness (life) hereafter.

What is Man From The world of Ro and Mo
© Rohan and Mohan Perera 2011

Author's Bio: 

Born in Sri Lanka to Dr. and Mrs. Lorenz Perera in 1956.
Education
St. Thomas' Preparatory School, Bandarawella, Sri Lanka.
North Eastern College, Sangre Grande, Trinidad.
Duff Miller London Tutors, London, England.
Hounslow Borough College, London, England. (Science and Biochemistry).
Surrey University, Surrey England. (Chemical Engineering).
Lister and Fairfield Schools of nursing, Hertford and Bedford, England. (Psychiatric and General Nursing).

Drawing from professional and personal experience (Psychiatry & Bible Study), and having experienced life in four countries: Sri Lanka, Trinidad, United Kingdom, and Australia; Ro and Mo write on life, Consciousness / Awareness.