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Monday, April 2, 2012
From CT: Neuroscience sheds light on how fasting and other spiritual disciplines
work by training our subconscious mental processes. We think of
ourselves as entirely the activity of our conscious thoughts. In
reality, our brain has thousands of sub-conscious processes going on all
the time. These processes are often pushing and pulling different
ideas, concerns, or cravings into our consciousness. What this means is
your conscious self is far less in control over who you are and what you
do than you realize. "We are not the ones driving the boat of our
behavior," says neuroscientist David Eagleman. "Who we are runs well
below the surface of our conscious access."