- SPONTANEOUS, a. [L., of free will.]
- Voluntary; acting on its own impulse or will without the incitement of any thing external
Of free will. No wonder so much stress is placed on it. In an atmosphere of so many human wills trying to influence and/or control others, to practice true spontaneity is not easy.
All too often, one may doubt their own thoughts – which is exactly what those who want to control them desire.
Think about it. If you’re busy worrying about whether an impulse is genuine, you’re not doing it.
That’s opportunity lost…
Martin Luther King, Jr. referred to this in a sermon as “the paralysis of analysis.”