Human mind is a mixture of conscious/unconscious. Most mind are more unconscious that conscious, but the continua is from the unconscious to the conscious, and we are all somewhere along this continua. The conscious is out thinking and rationale for our positions and beliefs; the unconscious hold the secret payoff for our beliefs. Consciousness divides the world into beliefs of what is real, to the world looks like a yin/yang of the real (righteous me) and the unreal (wrong you).
But the secret reason I divide the One into many is hidden from me, so I must continue to do it, even though it is painful to cut up the world…..some might say the cut up world is the Blood of Jesus…the sacrificial lamb. I become conscious when I see that I’m holding the bloody knife.