posted on May, 26 2011 @ 03:07 AM
The way I see it, our bodies act according to what we previously have learnt, which can be controlled by our will, or we can simply be put on
Yes, of course you can stare at your hand and say "MOVE! MOVE!" and it will not, but then all you have to do is move it, and it moves. The
difference is will. Will, not thought.
For the most part, we are on autopilot. We give only small commands to our body, such as "go", "stop", etc. and this is all that is required for
the body to get on with whatever it thinks it should be doing. Several commands can be bundled as a concept and given in one act of will, and the body
will go and act out that task. For example, tell yourself to get up, pick up an object at the other end of the room, then come back. Once initiated,
your body will just do it, while your mind can do something else, effectively watching the body perform its action.
Notice how when you approached your chosen object, your hand just reached out by itself. It was already set, and all the calculations for doing this
were made automatically. No more will is required than the initial command. You can also use this to stop yourself in the middle of an action in which
you would not normally stop (such as walking up the stairs). Your body will be surprised by the command and you'll get an extra little bit of
lucidity as it stands there waiting for a new order.
Another good example is when you're thinking about something, your mind wanders, and you totally miss 15 minutes. This is usually when you're doing
something your body is already very well trained for, and so does not need to ask for any advice - such as driving/walking home from work/school, or
taking a shower.
Once you understand this, it is possible to use it. Give your body a command and let it get on with it without concern. Or alternatively, try to stay
always in direct control of your body, aware at all times and don't let it just do what it wants to do without asking you first.
You can also use this to achieve things you otherwise thought you could not. You can run faster and further, for example, by ordering it and then
ignoring any requests from your body to stop.