Consciousness manifests itself as matter. The answer to the question as to what is consciousness is love. Now it gets interesting... Matter is crystalline in nature, i.e., matter is love (consciousness) crystalized. The crystallized form of love is life. In other words; life is crystalline in nature. Now I suggest not to use drugs for they liquify the crystalline structure of life this while the underlying purpose of love is exactly the opposite; love wants to crystallize itself in order to experience itself as life. Life is the most sublime form of love imaginable; it should be viewed accordingly.