Bohm distinguishes between thinking as the present tense and thought as the past participle. He proposes that thinking goes into the brain and leaves a trace, which becomes thought and thought then acts automatically.
To understand Bohm’s explanation of thinking, we need to understand what he means by implicate and explicate order. In simple terms, it refers to the relationship between things that gives rise to reality and not the things alone. So the entire network of relationships between things is what Bohm refers to as implicate order. The things we know well are referred to as the explicate order. The tangible things in the explicate order are, however, dependent on the underlying relationships between things in the implicate order – for their very existence.
"Science fiction is liberation. Reality in the old Aristotelian sense is a crutch for those who are afraid to walk alone on their own feet, above the Abyss that yawns when we begin to break our mental sets and pause to wonder–really wonder."
-Robert Anton Wilson
Toward Understanding E-Prime, by Robert Anton Wilson. Originally published in D. David Bourland, Jr. & Paul Dennithorne Johnston, "To Be or Not: An E-Prime Anthology," International Society for General Semantics, 1991, pp. 23-26
Various medical authorities swarm in and out of here predicting I have between two days and two months to live. I think they are guessing. I remain cheerful and unimpressed. I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying.
Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd.