Think of it this way
Stories comprehensively describe the images etched onto the film and include my emotional responses in finer detail. But the focus now is on how it all got there. It’s substance, along with the roll and container, etc.
An Example Story
My thoughts are a wonder of mountains and oceans full of mystery, and this makes me feel one way or another. Also, I come from a long line of strong-thoughts that made it thru earlier and harder times of scary-thoughts, etc.
Explaining a Thought
A thought is born out of a reaction to an experience (life) or from reacting to previous thoughts continuing in a series (it’s my ongoing thinking as I explore more potential directions while deriving sensations), in either a programmed or conscious river of projections.
When created by experience, an impression stamps and stores upstairs as minute crystallised residue in the physical world (it gets lodged in as my new mental-record). Or perhaps, let’s think of it as the tiny bits of brain gunk leftover from each snapshot that travelled thru the eyes, ears, skin, etc.
From the sensations produced by my nerves that all work in together, an imprint or footprint is left behind.
Next, my newly established record becomes readily available to be relived from the archives upon several triggers.
Like for instance: By Recall – Random or targeted mind searching. By Response – In my reaction to another closely related experience. And also, by habit – From the cogs of my Inhouse-Conditioning. Or this is when my thoughts respond to other floaty positive OR heavily stuck-to-the-surface negative ideas during a program/cycle. Or else, anywhere in between as I can’t stop or slow the thinking.
Although not as strong as the initial experience that came with the first touch as the event played, I’m able to rebroadcast and feel the remembered effects from my thoughts, over and over.
Plus (and I do this quite often), I inflate my thoughts into more than what they are by blending in other snippets for exaggeration and enhancements, creating a STRONGER echo of the past as I modify the content onto a Refined Projection in my unreal world.
For example, I talk myself up or dramatise life.
This Is How I Roll
By reliving each moment and replaying my memories, I convert a series of near-duplicate sensations that will either satisfy or frustrate for a short while or until they run out of juice. Then, I modify these slides (my originals) thru a finely tuned process of rearranging different components from other records in my library (database or repository), based on influential factors — desire and fear. By photoshopping content onto a new/blank canvas using an arsenal of tools and filters, I export a refined projection.
Or in simple terms, I’m projecting! I’ve created a projection!
I notice that when I look at my memory in its original state, I project the original. But soon, after a couple of replays, my life-long habit is I change things around to replenish taste because of my demanding tastebuds, which is why a refined projection now implies as the standard; a standard projection.
Unfortunately, the original event doesn’t last long in my head (borrring). As a result, I’m always refining the image of myself along with everything and everyone else around me, for satisfaction.
As a human naturally concerned about his future, I’m equipped with a built-in copy-cut-&-paste feature so I survive and potentially thrive in my habitat. Or else, I condition myself to go overboard and drown.