Re: Our unconscious mind
Was just thinking after replying to the alcohol thread how the "mind" threads are never all that popular. I get the impression that people avoid heady subjects for exactly the fear of over-activating the conscious mind and having it interfere with the unconscious one.
In fact, I suspect much of our lives is spent running away from directly facing our mental circumstances for fear of messing through overthinking. Yet if we rationally face our circumstances instead of hiding behind the unconscious mind's "apron strings" (usually with distractions like TV to keep the conscious mind away) there is nothing to fear. Thoughts are harmless if you don't take them to heart and just look at them dispassionately as objects of consciousness.
Just thinking aloud again ...