Ariel wrote:So just because the voice in the head may or may not be talking about the actions the body is currently taking, that doesn't mean that the rest of the body/mind thing loses its ability to function in the world.
In a sense, "the mind" was being confused with "the voice in my head" and "the voice in my head" was being given too much credit for the ability of this body/mind to interact with many different objects in this world
Yes, and to make it clear... The one observing all of this is yet another "voice in the head".
Basically there is intelligence, which can act through the human body. Thought assumes that it IS this intelligence when in fact it is in only when thought is absent intelligence is capable of acting through us.
We are fully capable of living without 99% of the thoughts we have, yet we don't, and enormous amounts of energy is wasted in endless thought-loops which serve no other purpose than to avoid action.
Any movement into thought becomes a movement away from action. The problem with thoughts is that they don't transform our lives, only action does. Thoughts remain as concepts which become useless when faced with a real challenge.
Intelligence is energy, if we are willing to face the consequences of the direction which the energy is moving in, we let it turn into action. If we are not, we pour it into a mental thought process.