The tension (tanos) between “the I” and “the Me” is something all humans live constantly with, even if they never notice the tension, let alone make an intentional study of. This self in the mirror (Behold! It is I! Whomst is Brushing Minest Teeth!), this self we refer to in the third-person (I), this… thing […]
I am unsure if “G_d” is a thing that is aware of itself, but, my behaviour attempts to account for it being true.
Maybe even better, “it gathers”. There is not “a source of attention” that “points” attention somewhere. Rather attention itself gathers in clumps, providing salience as, and of, something that seems like “a coherent group that notices itself”. Attention is the single resource in the universe that can be leveraged to introduce novelty into the system.