What’s a Thought?

The Impression / Image / Experience-Residue produced by life.
Let’s steer clear of Story-Mode or the theatrics for a moment because all that does is get in the way. Instead, I’ll step back into the parent directory of my mind to give a fair description of what a thought is.

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, the substance along with the roll, container, and all the other bits and pieces.

Coming from a theatrical/story dimension:

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 positively-charged emotional thoughts that made it thru earlier and harder times of negatively-charged emotional thoughts.

But just what is the true nature of a thought?

Explaining a Thought

A thought is made out of a reaction to an experience (life) or from reacting to previous thoughts continuing in a series (in ongoing thinking as I explore potential directions), either programmed or consciously put together.

When created by experience, an impression stamps and stores upstairs as minute crystallised residue in the physical world (stuff gets physically lodged into my head as a new mental-record via the sensory organs). Or perhaps we could just think of it as the tiny bits of brain gunk left over 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.

Each snapshot of my thoughts.

Next, my newly created record (film/negative) becomes readily available to be relived from the archives upon several triggers:

  • By Recall – Random or targeted mind searching.
  • By Response – In my reaction to another closely related experience.
  • By Habit – From the cogs of my Inhouse Conditioning, which is when my thoughts respond to other thoughts in a series of thinking. (I cycle through positive ideas until I reach negative ideas, then back around I go.)

Although the sensations from my thoughts are not as rich as the one’s from the initial experience, I’m able to rebroadcast and feel remnants of the effects by replaying my thoughts over and over. However, the more I replay the same thoughts in quick succession, the less richness I get from them.

Plus (and I do this quite often), I inflate my thoughts into more than what they are by blending in other snippets, thereby enhancing my thoughts for exaggeration purposes, creating a stronger feeling of past events. I simply access my memory, take a copy of it and refine it onto a new projection.

An example of this is when I talk myself up or dramatise my life for greater effect. On the backend I’m simply trying to get closer to the original rich effect.

Photoshopping life
My Inner Photoshop

This Is How I Roll 📽️

By reliving each moment and replaying my memories, I convert a series of lower grade duplicate sensations that will either satisfy or frustrate me for a short while or until they run out of pull. In which case, I modify my thoughts based on pleasure or fear, or the lack thereof that I feel I’m missing.

Thru a finely tuned process of rearranging different components from other records in my library (database or repository), and placing them on a new projection, I give the past and future my attention. Or by photoshopping content onto a blank canvas using an arsenal of tools and filters at my disposal, I export a refined projection to the top of my mind.

Only after I have had a good break from looking at a particular part of my memory will I project the closest version to the original slide. Soon, or after a couple of replays, my life-long habit is I change things around to replenish taste because of my demanding mind-tastebuds, which is why a refined projection now appears as the standard; a standard projection.

Unfortunately, the original event doesn’t play for long in my head as I’m always refining the image of myself, along with everything and everyone else around me, for constant satisfaction.

As a human naturally concerned about his future, I’m equipped with this built-in copy & paste feature so I survive and potentially thrive in my habitat. Without this, or without it working properly, I won’t have my affairs in order.