[…] nearly all our daily doings go on without conscious awareness; our deepest motivations are shut away from conscious scrutiny; nearly all of our mental life takes place unknown to us; the most creative acts in the life of the mind come to pass unawares.
John N. Gray, Straw Dogs
We strongly believe that we have to act consciously in order to achieve anything, from going to a grocery store to creating masterpieces – we will it, thus it happens. Does it? Does everything we do happen only becase we wished it and actively participated in it? You may think that by wanting to by groceries and going to the store, which is a conscious action, that every other action also comes from our active and conscious participation in it.… Read more “We Can’t Control Everything And There’s A Beauty In It”