Something I remember and have been thinking about:
In January of 1986 I remember walking around a lot and noticing that my feet were cold. So for some reason I started thinking about my feet being warm. For a week or two, those thoughts ran through my head.
In January of 1988 I again began to notice that my feet were getting cold on occasion.
Okay, I can see the thought police swooping down on me, saying “you should have learned something; maybe from there you could have remade your future.”
Perhaps. But more to the point, I was more surprised when the cold weather stopped affecting my feet. Then, after a while, I stopped noticing it. Finally, I noticed my feet getting cold again during the winter, and not reacting to well to it (having grown un-unsed to my feet feeling the change in temperatures).
Now I’m wondering whether such thoughts can again affect my reactions. After all, it WAS the same cold and wet that my feet reacted to…then didn’t react to.
Just a quick thought out there.