A Quote by David Bohm on system, thought, reflex, question, awareness, intelligence, perception, and coherence

So it's worth pondering that this whole system, which we are calling 'thought', works as a system of reflexes.  The question is: can you become aware of the reflex character of thought--that it is a reflex, that it is a whole system of reflexes which is constantly capable of being modified, added to, changed?  And we could say that as long as the reflexes are free to change then there must be some kind of intelligence or perception, something a bit beyond the reflex, which would be able to see whether it's coherent or not.  But when it gets conditioned too strongly it may resist that perception; it may not allow it.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 53

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A Quote by David Bohm on coherence

There's no unique criterion for coherence, but you have to be sensitive to incoherence.  And as we've said, the test for incoherence is whether you're getting the results you don't want.

David Bohm

Source: Thought as a System, Pages: 59

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Jane Roberts on seth, jane roberts, coherence, inclusion, and exclusion

SETH said (paraphrased):  The universe expands… as an idea expands; and as sentences are built upon words… and paragraphs upon sentences, and each retains its own logic and continuity and evidence within that framework, so do all portions of the universe appear to to you with that same cohesiveness,  A sentence is meaningful because of the organization of its letters, vowels, syllables.  It makes sense, however, not only because of the letters or vowels or syllables that are used within it, but because of all the letters, vowels, or syllables it excludes.  The same applies to your universe.  It has meaning, coherence and order not only because of those realities that are obvious to you but also because of those inner realities that are "unspoken" or hidden.

Jane Roberts

Source: The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (A Seth Book), Pages: 230

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