“Consciousness is being aware of what comes up in your mind. That means thoughts, perceptions, and sensations. Consciousness is not the control of these things, it’s awareness of them. Control happens elsewhere.

“We are not conscious of decoding perceptions, filtering, and assembling pictures and ideas. We are not conscious of storing and retrieving memories. We are aware these things are happening but, for the most part, we’re only conscious of the result. Awareness regulates attention, it doesn’t do anything…”

“I would like to teach you how to think. I would like to take you in the airplane of your mind, open the door, and invite you to jump out…”

“40 years ago I asked a celebrated psychologist where words came from. He didn’t know and suggested I answer the question myself. This is my answer…”

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