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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    But if going to sleep is counted as stop thinking, then i guess that there are moments that your brain stops thinking.
    Not really. The brain is just as active during sleep as during wakefulness.
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    i cant stop thinking no matter how hard i try.
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    Until the day we learn to think about nothing. Something will be on our mind.

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    I find it hard to turn off my thought's.. Only when i do concentrate on external things or perform physical activities, can i stop hearing the flow of my internal voice. But really , you never turn your thinking off, what you do when you "turn it off" is tune them out though.
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    Sometimes I try to go into sensory mode and just concentrate on the sounds around me and breathing, but it's kinda like trying to hold my breathe underwater.

    If I'm in a unproductive or destructive train of thought, I find it easier to veer off that thought highway and take an exit to get on a different, more pleasant, train of thought. But even that can be hard, especially if it's rush hour and I can't make it to the exit lane.

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    I can only fall asleep if my tv is on so that I can have something else to focus on to turn off my brain. Other than that it is always on. When I am doing something that needs all of my attention my mind does wander but I can tell it to stop.


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    I think so much, and have been told so often to stop, that I started this thread a while ago.

    The funny thing is, if you asked me what I was thinking about, I'd have to honestly say "I don't know."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I think so much, and have been told so often to stop.

    The funny thing is, if you asked me what I was thinking about, I'd have to honestly say "I don't know."
    What are you suppose to answer to that question? What thoughts are you suppose to grasp?

    That question is too vague. It's like telling basically to write an essay about meaning of life, it wouldn't make sense cause I'd go all with the possibilities. But if the essay was about "Is there a better way to understand reality than science?" Then it gives it a frameset to build the tangents and possibilities on. Agh. I don't know. The worst question to ask, though, is "What have you been thinking?" I can't even remember what I did yesterday, how am I suppose to remember what I was thinking?

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    Someone: "What are you thinking?"
    INTP: "Contemplating your demise."

    Everyone always seems to stop inquiring after that.

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    I can stop thinking in particular circles if I know it's not productive but it's still back in the back of my mind, I just focus on other things.

    The main problem is always having SOMETHING going on in my head.

    I have trouble sleeping at night because my brain never stops thinking and talking to itself.
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