Thought Thinks the Problem is Out There

June 30, 2011

David Bohm on Thought:

Thought has developed traditionally in a way that claims not to be affecting anything but just telling you the way things are. Therefore people can not see that they are creating a problem and then apparently trying to solve it.

The ecology has not in itself a problem, it works perfectly well by itself. It’s due to us. That’s a problem because we are thinking in a certain way, by breaking everything up and each person is doing his own thing. Therefore the ecological problem is due to thought.

Thought thinks it is a problem out there and I must solve it. Now that doesn’t make sense because simultaneously thought is doing all the activities which make the problem and then does another set of activities to try to overcome it.

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Thought thinks the problem is out there

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