The way of thought is the way of definition. A focusing of the minds eye to see details better. People mistake control for artifice, though artifice inevitably fails.
To take a page from hermetic philosophy, the reality we seek is between the opposites. You have the idea or hypothesis about life, and most often we just stick with this. Then we have the antithesis or fear that our ideas are wrong.
Between the opposites, is that similar to the Buddhists’ “Middle Path”? Similar yes, but you do have to incorporate both processes. Accept the process of fear as well as the process of ideation or normal perception, because the truth you seek is in the synthesis, learning to read the meta-thought. Both psychic processes create a pattern in the mind that arises by virtue of negative definition.
Thinking about thinking? Ah, that would be meta-cognition but meta-thought is a bit more esoteric than meta-cognition The thing you think and the thing you fear both define characteristics of your perception. Two separate values you’re asking the world around you. But, that leaves a whole sector of your perception unspecified, as your brain absorbs pretty much everything it senses, and well, more than your brain is involved. It goes all the way down to somatic memory, even cellular. The tubulin switches, in each and every cell you have, respond to sensation and distress you experience. You are sensitive to more things than your sense organs by themselves reveal.
No wonder the brain is such a vast organ to explore. It’s like our own personal deep sea. It is indeed.
The more you dig the more you open up. Yes.
The brain shoots up thoughts like little spikes or flashes across the brain, and we are so absorbed in the flashes. We become unaware of the area between? Normally yes, but with conscious attention we can hold our focus of perception between. See what arises when we lock our attention on not one idea or another, but by the geography that arises as we have ideas in general. Thought patterns have a shape, contours. Ever feel like you are thinking your way uphill or downhill?
The movie would become 3D. Yes, and more things become readily apparent. They currently call things like this “anomalous cognition” in the scientific sector. To my experience, it’s really not that abnormal.
This is the alternative to “linear” thinking? It’s a start away from linear thinking, yes, and it does allow a morphology to arise in your thinking that gives more freedom of will.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.