The backdrop of my thoughts is a web of interconnected concepts that I've tried to Ti for consistency over the years.
Moment to moment, my emotional states are bias-lenses. (They warp my view of the backdrop in irrational ways, but lead to new connections.)
Each thought is a function of the backdrop and the bias-lens. The bias lens is a function of the backdrop and the current situation. The new thought updates the backdrop and bias-lens, then the next thought is a function of the new setup.
It's just a computer program.