Who hasn’t found himself going from point A to point B to then wonder what happened in between? And if it happened while driving, the question then may even become how risky that has been.
At the same time, it is a wonder of nature and human ability.
It is a great ability to be able to use previous learning and experience to make something happen without needing to think about it.
And sometimes it goes overboard.
What happened then was an episode of going back to one’s disbelief at what happened earlier or to think yet again about the list of Todo’s that is left or needs to be expanded. Or it was another occasion for mulling over the project that needs to be pushed forward or the results that seem out of reach.
Whatever it was, it was going back to the past or preparing for the future without actually doing anything about it.
Having such an automatic pilot makes life possible. It’s great to have it. It only becomes an issue if one forgets to verify if it’s the only mode available or if one can’t turn it off anymore.