Pattern recognition

We are very good at recognizing the road we take to work each day. Behaviors are much easier to identify since we see them.


We are not so good at recognizing our own thought patterns. They can be hypnotic to the point where we daydream. “Wait did I just pass through a red light?” We don’t seem to have any control over them. (Don’t think of an elephant.) They are a force that is constant. So incessant that at times we have to just tune it out.

Thoughts are indeed random. One moment you are thinking about the task at hand and the next you are thinking about what is for dinner tonight. Unlike a city block that rarely changes, the landscape of our thoughts is always altering. When we learn we also evolve. We can recognize the behaviors of others and ourselves when we learn to see the world through a different lens.

Perhaps it is a foolish pursuit to find a pattern in something so spontaneous. Like most things, if we want to see where these thoughts take us we must first be mindful of what is happening.

The bottom line: thoughts are static. The noise in all our heads will often get in the way of the things we want to accomplish. We must recognize…

Everyone’s noise is different.