We are intimately familiar with something akin to an ‘implicate order’ giving rise to our thoughts and our feelings. We know that we are predisposed to particular types of thinking. We know that our particular type of thinking is profoundly shaped by our past experience. We might characterize ourselves as a ‘glass half empty’ kind of thinker or, as a ‘glass half full’ kind of thinker. Our personal past, and ongoing real time experience continuously gives rise to an implicate order that then processes new experience. The processing is entirely guided by patterned types of thinking. Our extraordinary mind system organizes information in just such a way that we are inclined to negotiate the moment with our particular ‘style’.
In Bohmian terms then, thoughts, feelings, and the like, ‘materialized’, now evident as brain activity, emerge in the explicate order. They are reflections of adaptation ‘in-formed’ by the dynamic activity of the implicate order. Furthermore as we entertain those thoughts (accompanied by feelings and the like) the patterns fueling the activity of the implicate order are influenced. Picture a whirlpool; the explicate order in-forms the implicate order which in-forms the explicate order, which in-forms the implicate order…. The question we explore here is how do we safely, effectively and most profoundly influence this dynamic activity.