I recently had a conversation with a friend who asked me if I was in touch with my inner thoughts or if I was just a puppet through a lens. I told her that I’m no longer in touch with my inner thoughts but that I am a puppet through a lens. It’s interesting that the most basic level of self-awareness is the lens of the person who has to look at the world through something other than our own eyes.
The fact is, the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. I often tell my students, “I don’t think that’s really true. I can’t sit still, just because I am.” I don’t think its true, because I actually am. But I’m not always sitting still.
The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. I often tell my students, I dont think thats really true. I cant sit still, just because I am. I dont think its true, because I actually am. But Im not always sitting still.
I remember when I was a kid, I thought we were all on autopilot. After all, we needed to wake up and take care of ourselves all the time. I thought we would simply get around it. I was wrong.
This is why I think the fact that you can sit still, or even think about something, is a sign that you’re on autopilot. The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. When you sit still, or even think about something you might have an internal dialogue and you may or may not be aware of it.
Autopilot is a pretty simple concept. We have a natural tendency to respond to stimuli. You might try sitting still, but when you get up to do something, your brain automatically responds to that stimuli. You can think about something and then you have an internal thought, and your brain is responding to that input. This means we are always on autopilot. The problem is when we are on autopilot for so long that we forget we’re on autopilot.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we’re on autopilot. My husband, Mike, and I were riding our bikes one day in a parking lot and I lost control. I was going so fast but I think I was moving so fast that my brain was moving as fast as it could without thinking about it, and I hit the curb. I was in shock. It was a relatively hard crash but it did cause some damage. However, I remember it being a really strange feeling.
My first thought was, “I’m going to have a major panic attack.
The panic attack? I may have even had one. I don’t remember a lot of what happened after the crash. I recall that I was lying on the ground with my chest pressed against a car and I was screaming and crying and I remember falling, but I don’t remember what happened exactly. I don’t remember my mom or my sister, or my brother-in-law or anyone else coming to my aid.
In the movie “The Phantom Menace” I see that when the movie’s narrator is the Phantom Menace, the first part of the movie is about the Phantom Menace. I think it’s just the beginning of the first part. Now, I have to wonder if this movie is doing a kind of an epic climax or if it’s just making me feel more like a human.