Ted Vollers wrote:
To clarify things, I do not believe that you actually mean splitting your consciousness as in what Tom Campbell does in simultaneously participating in PMR and NPMR, as I understand him. You mention "crazy people" doing this with no control over it. I think what you are referring to is something that essentially everyone does to a degree. That is essentially to have specialized subroutines of behavior or sub personalities if you prefer that phrase, that they employ in different situations as appropriate.
Easy examples would be the motherly routine of caring for an infant, talking baby talk, being very gentle, etc. Contrast that with the house cleaning mode or the sexy lover mode. The 'soccer mom' mode. The salesman mode is very typically recognized among those eager to sell you a new car, new appliance, new house, etc. Then there is the teacher mode, differentiable as to grade level and from the professor mode. Engineers are typically thought of as generally behaving slightly different that other professions. I always felt myself to have a distinct 'problem solving' mode when dealing with a failure to perform by a physical system. Then there is the medical doctor mode, the high priced specialist mode and the surgeon mode. And don't forget the quintessential politicians mode or their to be admired, statesman's mode.
You might also be thinking about the 'picking up women' mode or the out on a date mode. Not really likely that any of these amount to a true splitting of consciousness. Perhaps substantially different in behavior, but not something that will go on simultaneously and separately.
Yes that is part of it!
... specialising one dude to help you with all or somthing...
The big cheese ? lol