Let’s talk about your mind. It holds more than you could imagine in terms of experiences, stories, images, and ideas. Want proof? Just think about all the phenomena that appear in your mind without you willing it there.
Take dreams. You don’t command them into being, nor do you steer their surreal content. Yet your dreams emerge from somewhere.
Memories act the same way. You’re in the kitchen preparing soup and remember a day from childhood when your family was eating steak. You didn’t summon that memory. It showed up on its own.
Other types of thoughts also turn up without help. You’re sitting in traffic when the answer to a computer problem hits you. How did that happen? You weren’t thinking about ...