Reflex Intentions

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Many of our intentions are reflexive; they just come out automatically. They’re coming from reflexes, whose basis is thought. The intention is implicit in the thought. You will be impelled to do something if something is ‘necessary’. If someone says, ‘you must do it, it is necessary to do it’, or ‘doing this will give you something you really want’ then from that thought you will get the intention to do it.

 

We have the picture that there is ‘somebody’ inside us who is given all this information and then decides to have the intention to do something based on that. I am suggesting, however, that that is not so.

 

 

– David Bohm. (1992, P 91). Thought as a System.

 

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