Here, I have to explain what I mean by the word 'consciousness'. You and I mean two different things, probably
— I don’t know. When do you become conscious of a thing? Only when the thought comes in between what is there in front of you and what is supposed to be there inside of you. That is consciousness. So, you have to necessarily use thought to become conscious of the things around you, or the persons around you. Otherwise, you are not conscious of the things at all. And, at the same time, you are not unconscious. But there is an area where you are neither conscious nor unconscious. But that ‘consciousness’– if I may use that word — expresses itself in its own way; and what prevents that consciousness to express itself in its own way is the movement of thought.
What can anyone do about this thought? It has a tremendous momentum of millions and millions of years. Can I do anything about that thought? Can I stop it? Can I mold it? Can I shape it? Can I do anything about it? NO.
Have you been reading L. Ron Hubbard or something?
Okay. By conscious, do you mean aware? Define “what is supposed to be there inside of you.”
Are you describing stimulus and response?
You do not need to use thought to become aware of things. Thoughts are responses to things you become aware – or conscious – of.
Thoughts are how we interpret stimulus. Not what we see, but what we interpret about what we see.
If you’re not conscious and your not unconscious what are you?
Do you mean preconscious? What you are aware of in some peripheral way?
What evidence do you have that preconsious thought is preempted by conscious thought? What if it drives conscious thought? People who are said to be more intuitive are more driven by preconsious information.
We can choose to be proactive instead of reactive, which seems to be the direction you are headed in here.
We are not victims of our brains. Or our thoughts.