Bergson, Henri - Time and Free Will - Will
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will
We seek in vain to explain our sudden changes of mind by the visible circumstances which preceded it. We wish to know the reason why we made up our mind, and we find that we have decided without any reason, and perhaps even against every reason.
But in certain cases, that is the best of reasons. For the action which has been performed does not then express some superficial idea, almost external to ourselves, distinct and easy to account for; it agrees with the whole of our most intimate feelings, thoughts and aspirations, with that particular conception of life which is the equivalent of all our past experience, in a word, with our personal idea of happiness and of honour”