Posted by on Dec 2, 2008 in How?, Questioning Guide | 0 comments

Our thoughts become an intrinsic form of self knowledge in a place where to communicate your needs, you need to use words to express yourself and be understood.

Are thoughts a trustworthy source of self knowledge? Why?

Thought 1: I don’t like you.
The same person, within the same hour.
Thought 2: I love you.
Thought 1: I am sure.
The same person encounters an event that changes his old paradigms.
Thought 2: I don’t believe on that anymore.

Is a volatile thought generator a valid source to get to know me?

Certainly, in a physical external environment where you are certain those thoughts will produce some action because…

For example:
Certain thought 1: I don’t like cats. They produce me allergies.

Will this person change his mind? Unless the allergies are vanished, he will live all his life disliking cats.

But… Is a volatile thought generator a valid source of self/inner (not subjective) knowledge?

Could be… Could not be… How can we know?

Mind exploration with out many possible capacities:

  • Thought
  • Creativity
  • Emotion
  • Hormones
  • Brain
  • Others

Why have we evolved in such a way we can use thought is the means of transforming abstraction into thought, and then ordered words?

Crashing waves over sunset

There should be a reason, so… To know our mind we can use as a first step thoughts. A volatile form of communicating with ourselves and others.

This is important to know because if we understand this, then we can change our minds freely. There is no need to fixate with ideas because ideas are thoughts, and those are volatile.

Thoughts change and the results of those produce different actions. Things also change, how will we adapt to those changes if our thoughts may not be ready for those changes? How fast does our surroundings (nature & people) change? Do does our mind move as fast? We all can be wrong at the long run, but may be right in the short term.

Does the truth change? What is the truth?

When will be admit… we all can make mistakes to learn from them?

Photo Credit: By Christopher Harriot