We tend to see ideas we have often as “things,” — baked into a reality. We do that with our life stories, our training, our political or religious convictions, our personalities. In our minds, they are “the way it is” or “the way I am.” Understanding the inside-out nature of Thought, of the fact that each time we bring a thought to mind it is transitory — either a memory drawn from our intellect, or a new idea altogether. Thoughts appear real in the present only while they are on our minds. Thoughts are not “things” with a reality of their own; they are images in the kaleidoscope of our lives. They appear, and disappear, as our attention shifts. We will not “see” them again unless we think them again.