EVERYTHING BEHAVES. According to the laws of physics, every element in nature has a behavior that can be studied, analyzed and predicted. Thus, an inanimate element, such as a rock, will have a behavior that will depend on the conditions of the forces to which it is subjected.
Behaviors in humans can also be observable, but the results are the consequence of a mix of automatic behaviors and conscious actions.
The complexity of the human brain can select certain routine to make automatic activities without much attention. Have you ever left your house and after a few steps you could not remember if you locked the door? When we act on automatic, our consciousness does not register movement in the memory and these behaviors may only be observable by an external observer.
“When we act on automatic, our consciousness does not register movement in the memory and these behaviors may only be observable by an external observer”
Behavior can be interpreted as flowing inwards from the outside, i.e. “We put the key in the lock because we are closing the door”. Action-Reaction. Attention may be elsewhere and we still have the ability to do so.
When we act consciously, the action flows from the inside out. We act because we connect with our motivations, our desires and goals. Our conscience helps us to focus our attention on what we want to do, using all our resources, with our body becoming our main tool. Connecting our consciousness with our emotions, our energy and our ability to move, we can discover a multitude of options to act in life.
“The opposite of a conscious life is not the unconscious, it is living in auto-mode”
The opposite of a conscious life is not the unconscious, it is living in auto-mode. In order to choose a conscious life we must dare to explore the depths of ourselves, bringing our attention to those movements that open our eyes to discover our blind spots and break us free.
Source: Conscious Business by – Fred Kofman