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horse eye

Willpower, the workhorse of the conscious mind, is relatively tame compared to instinct and habit, the twin engines of the subconscious mind. Yet without willpower, you and I become nothing more than passengers riding along a predetermined course. The subconscious, the unthinking part of the mind, controls our thoughts and actions under times of great stress, fatigue, hunger, insecurity, and fear. If you are driving and a car comes barreling at you unexpectedly, there is no time to think about your speed, the other driver’s speed, whether to veer to the right, veer to the left, stop, or even how to brace for an impending collision. All of this is weighed and determined instantaneously by the unconscious mind. (more…)


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