This is a little hard to put into words. I have been thinking, for the past several years, why I am able to choose what I think. I thought about what would happen to the universe if I died, and time's role in consciousness. There are several points which I am absolutely certain of, and here they are. 1. Time is relative. A human's second is a schrew rat's hour, and a turtoise's millisecond. An alpha particle flying through space is not alive, so time passes instantaneously relative to it. 2. There are different types of consciousness. An atom has a consciousness, as does a molecule, cell, organ, organism, species, genus, family, order, etc. The larger the group is, the slower the thoughts occur. I am certain this is how the universe is in most cases, I just do not know how to put it into words. There is nothing supernatural about this, it is all simply part of natural laws.