We think, and conscious lives are fed by our subconscious mind and inflicted behaviors unwittingly become us. In a recent conversation with Gordon Davidescu, we examined sleep learning and the power of the subconscious mind in the comments stream:
I take walks, too, when I get stuck on a problem. I go out, think about other things and then later on the answer magically appears on its own. Consciously letting go of the problem is the key to making it happen. That’s the hardest part to learn because we tend to want to actively seek solutions until we feel we’ve solved it. Letting go of unsolved things is tricky.