Can the brain be aware of everything thought is doing as it happens, or must there always be unconscious thought operating? If unconscious thought is necessary, how is one to know, if its activity is always hidden?
It seems to me that if some or much of the activity of thought is hidden, it needs to be revealed and reviewed in the light of conscious scrutiny…and this isn’t happening. Is this because thought doesn’t acknowledge the urgency, or is thought incapable of acknowledging what its hiding?
In other words, thought knows there is urgency, but that this urgency cannot be felt as long as thought persists in the way it always has. If thought stays the course, it will never have to abandon its role as captain and assume its proper place in the engine room.
The brain is always active, when one is awake or sleeping. Conscious and ‘unconscious’ thought are among the many functions of the brain. One cannot always know what’s going on in the brain, and that’s okay. A sense of urgency may not be the result of thought. There may be other sensitivities involved, including food sensitivities. Considering the state of the world right now, that’s enough to bring about a sense of urgency. At some point, the best recourse is accepting what is. The brain will protect the organism when it needs to.
Since the conditioned brain cannot perceive directly, but only in accordance with what it believes to be true and false, all there is to “accept” is one’s distorted version of actuality.
One cannot always know what’s going on in the brain, and that’s okay. A sense of urgency may not be the result of thought.
We don’t really know if we cannot always know what thought is doing. We’ve just accepted the belief that we can’t. If unconscious, hidden thought is necessary, how can we know this without knowing what it is doing? All we know is that unconscious thought goes on, and to assume that it’s necessary is wishful thinking.