Some of the functions of thoughts…
- They help our human self explore, and orient and navigate in the world (they split up the seamless whole so we can explore segments of any shape and size, how they relate to each other, and the larger whole they are aspects of)
- They help our human self communicate, with itself and others, here and now (although there is always some lag time) and between past, present and future
- When believed in, they create a sense of a separate self, and I with and other, which is essential for lila (God playing hide-and-seek with itself)
Whether believed in or not, they help our human self explore, orient and navigate within the world of form. And when believed in, when a story is added to the stories saying they are true, they create a sense of a separate self, and the richness of the human drama.