THOUGHT vs thinking

I have been playing this past week with the idea of THOUGHT vs thinking! My understanding of the Principle of Thought is that it’s a neutral, formless tool for us to use. Thoughts aren’t self-generated, meaning that we don’t create thoughts. They float through our mind much like clouds pass by in the sky. If you don’t agree with me then how do you explain that thought of your sister popping into your mind. You hadn’t thought about her for days, but all a sudden she was in your mind. Did you create it and then become surprised because all of a sudden you thought of her? Did it just appear? Or how about all those times when you found yourself thinking of something and wondering where they come from. Did you create those thoughts or did they just appear? Thoughts drift through our awareness all the time. Now you’re beginning to get the idea of what a THOUGHT is, so let’s look at how this neutral thought becomes ‘thinking’. Stop reading for a moment and pay attention to … [Read more...]