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    Are there any topics or thoughts that you notice your mind continually returns to? What is the nature of these thoughts? Do you like thinking these thoughts, or would you rather think about something else? Do you have any control over these thoughts?

    If you consciousness had legs and a lifetime supply of frequent flyer miles where would it go?
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    As funny as this sounds, I tend to think back to Magic: The Gathering strategy... from a decade ago. When I drift, I often return to calculating the value of using thawing glaciers to thin my deck, or if running force spike is an effective card considering it's relative useless in the later game. Sometimes I replay the decisions leading to my mistakes in Nationals.

    I haven't played in many years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    Are there any topics or thoughts that you notice your mind continually returns to? What is the nature of these thoughts? Do you like thinking these thoughts, or would you rather think about something else? Do you have any control over these thoughts?

    If you consciousness had legs and a lifetime supply of frequent flyer miles where would it go?
    Sex, sexual, yes, not particularly, of course. The very personal vicinity of my SO?

    On a slightly more serious note:

    I tend to think of (other than sex) travelling through forests and taking adventures in wild, untamed and untouched lands...I think about my weird theories about how the universe is composed and how it functions and how this all might be connected to black holes...I also think about images I'd love to draw/paint and what my life will be like in the future and who I'll be with...I think about the fact that I really am loved by someone amazing and cool. On the negative end of the spectrum, I worry that I don't fit in, that I'll lose the people I care about, that I'll end up being lost and drifting through time and space like a zombie with a lobotomy.

    Most of these are exciting or fullfilling in such a way that I feel so positive and happy that I think I might die from so much emotion. My worries tend to be, as one would expect, anxiety-inducing and depressing at times.

    More often than not, I don't mind the thoughts going through my head, even the negative ones serve a purpose. It's just when any of these thoughts get overwhelmingly emotional, that I tend to think, "Okay, enough of that now. Feel like I'm going to explode, let's think about something boring for a second...like taxes or people talking about work."

    I have better control over the positive thoughts than I do the negative ones. Sometimes I get inundated with too many worries and anxieties, and it tends to lead to some kind of emotional breakdown at the end of the day. I'm getting better at actually putting those concerns to some sort of constructive use, which helps control how many of them pass through my head.

    I think my consciouness would frequent the Scottish highlands, various forests, the old temples and hidden places in the world...at any rate, my consciousness would need more than frequent flyer miles, it would need time and space travel miles in addition to many, many vouchers for shape shifting.

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    I'm ovulating (TMI?) so sex. All day, all the time.

    The rest of the time, I'm thinking all kinds of things. Today on my way home I found myself thinking about this thread. And wondering about first impressions, because the one I had of proteanmix based on her last avatar is woefully different from the one I'd have had based on the current avatar... Which brought me to how I can understand why people think I'm a guy most of the time.

    I have what we call in my house a Sparrow Head. Off in all directions based on something I think, see or feel or something shiny. Usually esoteric and abstract.

    Lately I've been thinking (and dreaming) about doom and gloom; the end of civilization as we know it.

    I think if my consciousness had unlimited frequent flyer miles no one would ever see me.

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    It's hard to narrow it down, my mind goes everywhere... sometimes wonderful things, sometimes very dreadful and grotesque things that I'd be embarrassed to articulate to anyone.

    Obviously I am thinking about transition a great deal, and all the details that go along with that -- the practical things, the relational things. I wonder what it would be like to wake up and go through my day as female, and it's a little scary and very much exciting all at once... although I know the reality is that once I was in the pattern, it would eventually become the norm and I wouldn't think much either way about it.

    I wonder if my life would improve and I'd feel like I fit in better and have closer relationships with people. I wonder what it would be like to fall in love and be loved as a woman.

    I wonder about God, and whether he exists, and what he's actually like, and if there is any way to actually know... and what the reality of spirituality (whatever that reality is) means for me. I wonder how I can bring myself to believe in and serve anything without making at some level a faith commitment... and how to do that with integrity and with conviction.

    I wonder about my job and what I should be doing with my life. I also think about maybe not spending so much time thinking about it... and instead just doing it.

    I think about the creative things I'd like to finish. The fantasy realms, the music, the drawing, the Photoshop things. I wish I could put something together coherently that would just feel like the perfectly balanced crystalline microcosm, chiming like a pure note in the universe because everything in the composition is "perfect."

    I think about flying sometimes. How neat and fun and thrilling that would be to swoop around like a bird and look down on the world from a great height.

    I wonder about my kids and who they are now and who they will become and what they might accomplish. What their own kids will be like, if they have any.

    I wonder about science and what will be discovered -- the medical procedures that today seem unimaginable, the way things really work (all the mysteries that still exist, and what the answers might be to them). I wonder what lies at the bottom of the deepest ocean trench and the top of the highest edges of the world. I wonder what lies on other planets and on the moon... and if life exists elsewhere that we could communicate with.

    I think about climbing Mt. Everest and other high peaks.

    I wonder if psychic phenomena is real, and if ghosts actually do exist. (Probably it's all a bunch of malarky, but still fascinating to consider.)

    I think about far too much than I should, I suppose, considering all I need to get done today. <eye roll>
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    I may idle and daydream, but often think about projects -- those currently underway, those soon to be managed, and even ideas nearly a decade old that are retrieved, considered and then mentally replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natrushka View Post

    Lately I've been thinking (and dreaming) about doom and gloom; the end of civilization as we know it.
    ^ this is one of my main recurring thoughts

    besides apocalyptic stuff, I think about subjects i've read about recently, places i want to go, things i want to do, personal issues, and people i miss. Also quite a bit of self-loathing.
    I don't wanna!

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    The driving force in my life is this dichotomy between a sense of complete isolation and a craving to connect. It's what drives me artistically, to communicate something personal that another human can find relevant to their own experience. It is also why I think about sexuality much of the time. I think about it from every angle and layer possible. It has the capacity to cut through that isolation like few things can.
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    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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    I often think about addiction in all of its aspects. Not just with drugs, but with everything that makes me happy. I can sometimes get paranoid that eventually I will get used to something and I will start to depend on it.

    I also think about whether what I am doing at this moment is the ideal thing to be doing. Instead of posting this reply, would I expand my mind more if I was outside on a bike ride or doing something else?

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    I worry a lot. Try to figure out how to handle different little and not-so-little problems. I try to think of ways I could bring in money that I would actually do that wouldn't make me miserable or keep me from my primary responsibilities. If I could figure something out maybe Don wouldn't have to be gone so much and be so tired.

    I think about how my children will do in life. I think about areas where I
    know I'm screwing up and try to figure out low-pain ways to fix things.

    I think about the economy and where things are going if they don't change soon and about how we could survive in a second Great Depression.

    I think about my friends' problems and wish I could help more and that things would improve for them. I pray a little for them and for my family.

    I think about writing, but rarely come up with anything. I think about whatever project I've got going on and projects I'd like to do someday.

    I think about what life will be like when the kids are grown. Maybe I will get to spend more time with my husband and maybe we will travel.

    I think about putting things in my blog and sometimes I actually do.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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