Making a choice involves memory as knowledge, experience, psychological time, and so on, doesn’t it?
But this process of choice can’t be “transferred” to deciding what action to take under and for turmoil, depression, anger, fear, loneliness, isolation, conflict, anxiety, obligation, the pressures of duty, obligation, conformity, authority, the unconscious, and so on.
Why not? Isn’t that what a psychotherapist does? And if you become your own psychotherapist, you can do it for yourself.
There, we don’t see clearly, we don’t know what to do, what action to take and yet we blindly make choices.
Again, a good therapist, external or internal, is not blind in the face of adversity.
In a state of chaos, can the self choose action wisely by sifting through time, knowledge, memory?
An intelligent and skilled self, perhaps. Intelligent in the sense of being able to see what’s really going on. Skilled as in not falling apart when chaos arrives.
Awareness is not a choice and it neither includes or excludes and yet action is choicelessly engendered where there is awareness. No?
Awareness is always there, yet effortless (no choice involved) action is not always there. So I’d say that action flows quasi-effortlessly from awareness that is not hijacked and distorted by thought.
What do you think?