A propos of the quote from Doris Lessing,I turn over this question in; my mind.Thinking is not having sentences or words passing through our conscious mind like,I envy that person who has just been on a cruise/bought a large house;did I lock the door; is my new neighbour gay;why am I here?
I assume people meditate to stop that mental chatter.If you stop it you may find a painful feeling hiding.
So what is thinking?My mind goes blank.Is it a conversation with onesself or another?
When we have to make a decision,talking it over enables a seeing of different aspects/by one’s self,thinking may be a kind of confrontation .facing some idea,,,,dwelling on it.
It seems so simple but I don’t know what it is.
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