Re: Our unconscious mind
This is fascinating stuff! As it relates to Larry's thread, I don't think the fact that 95% of brain activity is unconscious necessarily negates free will. Influences our actions? Almost certainly.
I've tried to think of a simple analogy to explain my take on it, and the closest I can come to is an automobile.
When I drive my car, I am probably unaware of 99% of the activities taking place in the auto itself. Yet I can still choose where to drive and how fast, within certain parameters. Some of those parameters are external to both myself and the car, some are inherent in the design of the car itself. Things I do influence the performance of the car, and the cars performance influences my own decisions.
Yet, at the core of it, *I* drive the car.
OK, that's all I've got for now! lol What a wild discussion on a drumming forum!
(Oh, yeah, I definitely believe in the zone, too.)