An Idea:
The First System of Thoughts as Potential Direction

What’s an idea?

An idea is made up of closely related symbols, signalling the possibility for an experience to occur, or for a defined potential to be realised.

Idea Formulation Protocol
  1. In the act of mental processing, a steady buildup of my life-impressions, or experience-residue that holds similar influential or symbolic properties, converge into something even stronger, i.e., it’s the start of a mental collage as I put new pictures together from memory parts.
  2. The recordings of my experiences are mapped out, and everything is tagged, archived neatly, and ready for use by my imagination. The most familiar symbols are usually first in line to be accessed and made into an idea.
  3. This coming-together of memory parts and their alteration onto a blank canvas also translates a stronger meaning and gives off a sense of direction to go one way or another, i.e., I want or don’t want the potential of the images to realise, and therefore I step accordingly in life.

Idea Response Protocol

How do I respond to an idea?

By investing my efforts in a direction determined by the idea itself.

Idea Response Protocol
  • Pro Behaviour via pleasure/appeal — I follow or consider following the idea.
  • Counter Behaviour via fear/repel I move away or consider moving away from what the idea represents, which puts me in another direction.
  • I Let it Go or release/defuse — I let go of the idea because I’ve lost interest, or it’s too far-fetched or clearly impractical to be used as a guide.
  • I Get Caught Up or I attach to the idea — I get stuck thinking, waste energy, and let reality suffer as a result. I’ve allowed my idea to run overly wild into others in return for either cascading emotional or sexual energy.

For a good part of my life, I’d often mistake the 4th type of response for the 1st type.

MindLess Vs MindFull