By Tony DeLorger © 2014
Once used, a thought becomes obsolete,
unless of course it aspires to become an idea,
then enlivened and revisited for its potential,
and worthiness of further consideration.
Ideas then have the option of manifestation,
thoughts elevated to action, affect and outcome,
with a lasting presence of consequence
that can alter life and circumstance.
Most thoughts however are fragments of mental chatter,
small ineffectual mutterings that steer our minds,
through a minefield of garbage,
and that bring us to thoughts more immediate and of importance.
Our days ensue with a plethora of these passing thoughts,
like throwing darts at a target, trying to find centre,
and leading on to the decisions
that tediously unfold our moment to moment lives.
When in a state of focus,
these unimportant thoughts fall away,
replaced by a consistent flow of rational and meaningful thoughts,
on task and connected to our point of focus.
In this way we train ourselves to think clearly and decisively,
keeping the mutterings of subconscious babble at bay,
while we concentrate on the challenge at hand,
the presentation of logic and the rational deciphering of our task.
Without this ability to focus with definitive observation,
we are simply a confusion of fragmented and often extremes of thoughts,
trying to piece together a line of thought and action,
and in that, we must learn to hone our thoughts process.
Without control, thought is a runaway train,
an untamed animal of ill temperament,
difficult to contain, to learn or settle,
and therefore scattered in a life's course and outcome.
Human beings have potential, but thoughts without focus is like a car without petrol.