We choose belief over choiceless awareness because we choose to tell ourselves what’s happening instead of allowing what’s happening to inform us. In other words, we give greater authority to words and images than to the phenomena that words and images represent.
I don’t know what I know until I’ve articulated it, that is, knowledge is what I’ve learned (the past) - and knowing is learning (now). But I desire the light of literality to be on all the time rather than when appropriate, so I’m constantly telling myself what’s happening instead of patiently letting what’s happening tell me.
The brain can respond intelligently to what’s happening before it can express, in so many words and images, what happened. But when burdened with the belief that it must literally know what’s happening as it happens, the brain has to be constantly telling itself a story instead of being completely attentive.