Every thought arises in mind. Mind is the birthplace of all kinds thoughts and emotions good, ugly and bad. If I get attached to them and get stuck with them they occupy my clear and empty space. In other words I become possesed by my thouhts and emotions. Thoughts and emotions are ephimeral. They come and go unless I hold on to them adding more and more Karmik patterns and I get bound by such patterns. If I do not hold on to them they will be eventually dissolved. My mind will have emptiness like a clear sky with no clouds. In the empty and clear sky of mind uncondional love and compassion naturally arise giving birth to joy, peace and fufillment.
It takes time to wake up depending how long I have been sleeping. Practicing awareness has helped me not to go back to sleep but to remain awake. Practicing mindfulness in everyday life keeps me awake and free from the grip of craving and and grasping. Candid reflctions on getting stuck with self-created bondage helps me make wholesome decisions. This is the way I relate to what Dilgo Khyentse Rinpocha wries about thouhts, Thoughts Are No Thoughts.
Jagdish P Dave