David Bohm on Proprioception of Thought

“We could say that practically all the problems of the human race are due to the fact that thought is not proprioceptive.” — David Bohm

Bohm’s notion of proprioception of thought is one of his most profound and important contributions.¬† We have put together a page with various quotes and talks of his on this subject: David Bohm on Proprioception of Thought

“So, the idea of thought-proprioception is not so strange as it may sound at first. Thoughts and felts are movements and therefore we suppose that it must be possible to have proprioception of them. Since the body has the ability to sense it’s own movements, which is proprioception in a physical sense, we should also be able to extent this ability in the psychological realm. It is only a natural extension of body-proprioception. In fact, it’s very strange that we haven’t developed it very much, not enough anyway.” — David Bohm