By definition to be conscious is to be aware of and responding to ones surroundings; awake.
Too many people sleep walk through life. We allow life to push us to and fro like a piece of seaweed drifting on the tide. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the friends we have and the thoughts we think are all things we can choose. You could even choose to hold your breath right now until you pass out, but chances are you wont, and why is that? Because it is not pleasant and is harmful, yet we unconsciously make unpleasant choices daily that harm our bodies our minds and our planet. Together lets wake up and choose more carefully so we can write our own stories while becoming our best selves.
It is our choices that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities – Albus Dumbledore