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But, often, those investigations by James created tensions. The chimp was restless. Such creative restlessness was not limited to animals. It also burdened professionals. Mathen had retired as director of a major medical college and hospital, where he had gracefully managed its myriad problems. He noted that, when he rose from bed morning after retirement, he felt as if a heavy burden had lifted off his shoulders. Subconscious drives, which sought solutions to a barrage of issues, had become inhibited. There was a sense of freedom. The halt of search processes, managed by James, had lifted intense burdens of responsibility.
Those search processes also created inner conflicts. That was because James responded differently to diverse emotions generated by life's problems. Anger chose conflict. Affection chose compromise. And, fear preferred retreat. Independent emotions competed for control in subconscious. Since intuition was an elimination process, each emotion remained isolated. Anger had no amicable memories. Fear could see no hope. Each emotion held a partisan view, varying in strength as evidence built up. Each instant, most powerful emotion ruled. Others were inhibited, remaining beneath awareness. But, they continued their hidden search processes.
James never burdened you with those searches. When he was so efficient, where did you come in? With all those competing emotions, which was real you? Were you angry one, or fearful one? Neither, by a long shot. The real you was one who recognized, without interpretations. When you consciously searched, your view was neither good nor bad. Like an animal, which sensed danger and sniffed air to investigate. A consciously willed search stilled mind. For survival in a perilous world, nature demanded answers, free of emotional interpretations. An inquiring mind was most open. There dwelt superior consciousness. The most powerful intelligence in nature. The inquisitive you. That was real you. Not those wavering emotional responses.
A conscious search empowered real you. Where an issue concerned you, you could write a list of all your related thoughts. James assisted you by bringing all those subconscious drives to your list. The process emptied your mind of many disturbing views. The writing process made all those partisan drives aware of multiple viewpoints. Anger saw positive side. Fear saw hope. Exposed and organized, disparate concerns became common. The creative forces of mind converged. Anger and fear, love and altruism cooperated in a subconscious search for a solution to meet your primary concerns. An integrated mind was most creative force in world. You could then lean back and let James take you there.
Abraham Thomas is the author of The Intuitive Algorithm, a book, which suggests that intuition is a pattern recognition algorithm. The ebook version is available at www.intuition.co.in. The book may be purchased only in India. The website, provides a free movie and a walk through to explain the ideas.