Stereotyping. Not us?

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Recent studies into how human beings think about members of other social groups reveal that biases sometimes operate beyond our conscious control. Called implicit bias, the tendency to be suspicious of people we perceive as strangers or “not like us” probably evolved early in our ancestry, when small groups of humans competed against each other for precious resources like food and water. Today, our brains’ inherent tendency to stereotype can result in discrimination, injustice and conflict. (1)

It all started with an unconscious reaction.

Which then became a conscious action.

At the end, it is conscious reaction which will save us again.

Leading back at an unconscious state of action…

You did dream of that river.

But you decided to wake up.

Now you must go to sleep again.

And let go.

For the river to drag you into nothingness…

No coincidences…

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Before and after telling someone is beautiful (source)…

Nothing Comes “Out of the Blue”.

Freud discovered that there are no accidents and no coincidences. Even “random-seeming” feelings, ideas, impulses, wishes, events and actions carry important, often unconscious, meanings. (1)

The unconscious rules our lives. And even though we feel the cosmos is ruled by rules we do not yet understand them. Perhaps sensing them is all we need to do.

There are no rules. Just what we feel.

The conscious rules the cosmos.

Do you feel lucky?

Sleep. Learn how to walk.

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A University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake.

Researchers say the findings show twitches during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep comprise a different class of movement and provide further evidence that sleep twitches activate circuits throughout the developing brain. In this way, twitches teach newborns about their limbs and what they can do with them. (1)

We sleep and we learn what we cannot learn while awake.
We sleep and we remember what we have chosen to forget.
We sleep and we feel what we haven’t felt while we were conscious.

But we have chosen to be conscious.
We have chosen to be awake.
We have chosen the easy path…