Re: Our unconscious mind
Definitely something to "the zone" or a zen like state. I'm sure everyone at one point in time has been daydreaming while driving, and the next thing they know is they are miles from where they were when they last remember, have gone through a stop sign and made a few turns, but have no recollection of how they did it. Yet it was all done correctly and with other cars on the road.
When I was a kid I used to play Tetris on my Nintendo everyday for sometimes hours at a time. There were moments, more often than not, when I didn't think at all, just stared at the screen and let my hands do what they wanted. When this happened, I could continue to put blocks where they needed to go, regardless of how fast they were falling, and I was aware that this was happening. I couldn't make it happen, and when I tried to think about block placement, I never did as well as when my body just did it.