Once you dig into thoughts , they well up like ground water , which means you have to do the digging thing.
We are not very sure if thoughts are already there ,or they appear when we start the process of becoming aware of them. For example, these thoughts about thoughts being already there or appearing when we think of them -were these already there in a latent form ?
If thoughts are mere electrical impulses happening at the time they are happening, then there is a pattern to it or there is supposed to be a pattern .Does that mean there is something predictable about what thoughts follow the current thought .Which means whatever thought is currently in the mind , will necessarily have to lead to the same succession of thoughts all the time.
But this does not seem to be happening because when I look back I find the thoughts were different the last time around. It follows that the train of thoughts is different each time I start the thinking process.Which means there is no particular pattern to the way a thought leads to the next thought.
Again the word “lead ” presupposes that there is something in the current thought which predisposes what follows it. For example , in this train it is words which seem to carry forward thought.The word “lead” -started the process of thinking how one thought is followed by another ,flowing out of the first thought. Some times it is a word or combination of words which takes the sequence of thoughts in a different direction .Does that mean the word drops from the blue / or that the word happens as part of the natural thought formation?
There seems to be something called a natural word formation : much like water welling up in a dug well.One never is sure if the word “lead” in the earlier thought came to me because the underlying thought about one thought naturally brings forth another in an unfailing manner and that is exactly the way it will work out when this thought occurs anytime.
Skepticism: This has happened just now to me .I suddenly started to think I had come to too many and too much unwarranted conclusions and too quickly.