Yes. I see it clearly in the natural world. When I "see" this I experience it as a feeling ... maybe ?joy?Can you really see that there is no controller and everything is happening by itself?
Words can be insufficient and very clumsy.
Things that take planning are not so automatic, like booking a flight or building a road.Now, can you check - What is not happening on automatic?
As said before, thoughts (ego?) claims credit for doing after action happens.Is there a thought response to the action?
In terms of thinking about cutting my hair or cleaning my teeth, yes the thought (memory) creates movement/action.Can you clearly see how thought creates movement?
Learning piano - reading the music and playing the notes? Driving a car, playing golf - a lot of thoughts coming together, relaxing and letting all those "knowings" to happen automatically.
Also thoughts about how we perceive something can cause us to act out, I can ignore a warning thought not to say a mean thing and say it anyway or pay attention to the warning and refrain.
*sigh* this is a tough one, I find myself still a bit unclear / confused ... because things are relative.Can there be movement without thought?
The wind, winds itself - this is automatic. Rain and waves, rain and wave themselves ... this is automatic. But getting up and dancing to music I love just happens however, it's not always appropriate - so, if in an office setting, I must control this impulse. Picking up and holding a crying baby would be a movement without thought as long it was a baby I knew.
In terms of a person, it is the nature of the mind for thoughts to arise but in the moment, in the now, learned activities can happen without thought. Falling asleep can happen without thought.
No - I do not instruct my fingers where to go. If I am writing from direct speech (not a dictating machine) I might sometimes say the same words back to myself to make sure I got it correct. In order to keep up. But this would be a memory then - hmmmm.When you type on the keyboard do you say which finger where to go? How exactly do you say it and to whom do you say it? on your fingers?
- this is a learned skill from many years ago, I can remember it being very laborious to learn, one finger at a time: A.S.D.F.G.F., we had to say each keystroke out aloud many many times over and over from age 13. But this is a memory, a thought. Now it happens without thought and it's become very automatic. Same with swimming - initially slow and laborious, building confidence, getting the timing, the breathing, this too is a memory / thoughts. Now it just happens. Same for walking, running, skipping, balancing on a bike.Write something and look, don't imagine it ;)
Lubo it feels like there are very subtle differences around automatic or non automatic.
But is this just a thought as well ;-P