We are what we think. We are often told that we should think good thoughts since we become what we think. Hence when we think good thoughts we are filled with cheer and positivity. While on the other hand when we are pessimistic in our outlook we tend to become defeatist in our attitude. So while a large part of our life is made up of the thinking mind there is an equally large part that is played, behind the scenes, by our non-thinking mind.
By this I mean that there is lot of non-verbal, non-thinking activity that is performed by the mind. As we go through the day we experience several incidents and interact with a lot of people. While a lot of our interactions are accompanied by verbal thought, there is a large portion that is handled by non-verbal thought. There are many incidents of the day that are handled by this non verbal mind which absorbs the incident and organizes it into its appropriate slot.
Actually behind the scenes this non verbal mind makes a judgement, opinions and draws conclusions based on our inner values, likes and dislikes. Hence behind the thinking mind the non-thinking mind works incessantly in its own way. So don’t be surprised when you find that you like or something intensely without you realizing it.
This is also the reason why sometimes we cannot explain why we sometimes are so inexplicably sad, or happy or why we feel drawn towards someone or something. All this is the work of the non verbal, thoughtless mind.
Hence while it is true that a lot is done by the non-verbal thought, this mind is based on our past memories, our values, beliefs and thousands of years of human evolution. So while we have no immediate control over this non-thinking mind we can essentially train this mind through our conscious activities in life.