Thoughts flow like a stream. Thoughts are never ending with no knowing where they came from and once a thought is gone from your mind, who knows where they go? In times gone past men got rich panning gold from streams of old. A stream of clear water passing over indistinct rocks panned through a sieve yielding untold riches.
Think of your thoughts as the stream of today. In the moment you see your thought and sometimes wonder where they came from and where they are going to. Thoughts are like clear water over indistinct rocks. In your thoughts -are your gold – to make riches with a little panning on your part. Your pan is your pen or your computer keyboard, whatever your choice. Here is what you can do, pick-up a writing instrument and gather some of your thoughts and sort them out to collect your little grains of gold.
Work away on the exercise ‘diary of my thoughts’ and as you collect each golden thought (nugget) see how you improve at finding more. Those thoughts you have collected melt together to form a new wealth for you and the new ones you pan are bigger and better until one day your masterpiece is written. And, you achieved awareness of your ‘you’. Never look too hard ,but let your pen work over all the thoughts that flow and put on to paper the insight that is yours.
Read it back and see what you like and anything that sparkles you might share with the world to show off your treasure. Perhaps on occasion some fool’s gold gets through but don’t let this slow you down. Nobody became a master without first being a fool.
As in times of old you can learn from great writers how to capture your gold, melt it, shape it, conjure great nuggets and how best to sell it. Get to writing down your thoughts. Yourself and emotional improvement will come and along with it you will know the questions to ask as you give the next stream in your life.