Monday, January 15, 2007
It’s astonishing to consider the immeasurable variety of thoughts that are active at any one moment across the world. Right now, as I type this at 5:41 a.m., billions of thoughts are working (or playing) from east to west. Even people who are sleeping are entertaining thoughts in their dreams. It’s a vast, incalculable field of mental energy, and it’s the most powerful force in the universe. After all, nothing is experienced except in our thoughts; no sadness, joy, sorrow, or delight exists except in thinking. No plans are made except through thought, and no plans are carried out unless a decision is made in our thinking. Neither the smallest step nor the largest war can happen unless a thinker thinks a thought. What’s even more astounding is the interconnectedness of these thoughts. No one “owns” any thoughts, because each of our thoughts is closely bound to thoughts created by others, expressed either visually or orally. Every thought I have ever entertained was created by countless other thoughts from outside sources. I guess we could say the world is over-spread with innumerable thoughts, all of them mingling, interacting, transforming, and creating. It’s a breathtaking mental world we live in!