How often have you been driving your car, ended up at your destination without remembering the last hour of your journey? Or have you been sat at work with a deadline looming and suddenly realize you’ve been staring at the computer screen for the last 20 minutes without doing anything? Most of us have experienced time lapses such as these, when we drift off, thoughts claim our attention and we become totally unfocused on the job at hand. It’s as though we become unconscious.
The reality is that during these times our unconscious mind does take over, we do lose control of our conscious thoughts and we’re no longer present to where we are and what we’re doing. We might as well be unconscious medically, because that’s how unproductive we can become.