A Quote by David Bohm on thought, reflex, mind, personality, and culture

It's useful to look at [thought] as a system of reflexes.  A reflex just operates, as we've seen in the case of the knee-jerk.  However, we don't usually think that thought is like the knee-jerk reflex.  We think we are controlling thought and producing thought.  That way of thinking is part of our whole background.  But I'm suggesting that it's not generally so--that a vast part of our thought just comes out from the reflex system.  You only find out what the thought is after it comes out.  Now, this really overturns a great deal of the way we look at the mind or the personality or our entire cultural background.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 53

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