Sam Harris has posted on his blog a deep, detailed, lengthy and important piece on the concept of free will and the effects of an understanding that it is an illusion. This blogger recommends not only reading it, but re-reading to allow all of Harris' ideas to sink in. If you disagree with Harris, this blogger would very much like to be educated as to where he is wrong. This field of study is so interesting but humbling to an individual struggling for understanding of the mind.
This will at least stimulate a raising of your awareness on these subjects. Enjoy.