reply to post by TrulyGifted
Well, if you are consciously trying to have an uninfluenced thought, you are going to fail simply because you are thinking about thinking a pure
How do you know if the thought is a "pure thought", anyway? Our minds store all information we've ever taken in; you might find a thought surfacing
based on a billboard you saw ten years ago and don't even remember.
I would ask you, why does it matter where/how a thought came into being?
It is there.
Thoughts are useful in that they bring understanding, however, the constant stream of thought is triggered and shaped by your environment.
So, I think the best solution is to see your thoughts and accept them as a part of your environment.
You aren't going to evolve by becoming stagnant while you consciously wait for an elusive, intangible, and improbable event to happen.
Just be, and when you are silence, you have found "pure" - which is unadulterated by thought.
edit on 5/17/2012 by ottobot because: (no reason given)