Hold that thought - what's your take on this?
I’m guessing you all probably experience this every once in a while – you know you have a thought “on hold” (that nagging feeling that says “ok once you’re done thinking about this, there’s a really important thought on line 2 that you need to pick up). My question is what is your take on this (or “how cool is that?” if you will) – how does that work? You are thinking of one thing, all the while being aware there is another thought you need to focus on as soon as you’re done with this particular thought. It would seem something generates thoughts even before you are aware of them, you can have a thought stored somewhere, waiting for you to think it. Makes me wonder how many of my thoughts are “autopilot” thoughts, and how many are the product of my own conscious self, if that makes any sense to you. Call me what you will, this whole deal just blows my mind.
I often get this in the form of a feeling that “there is definitely something good/important/nasty” waiting for me to take care of as soon as my awareness deals with what it is solving at the moment (isn’t it amazing the way the mind works?). Today I figured I would actually like to know what other people think of this. Perhaps you noticed some other interesting systems or thought processes you have, or perhaps you have some ideas as to what exactly is going on (a small switchboard in the brain perhaps? ;-)