It is my understanding that everything including thoughts are essentially without substance, in that everything arises from emptiness and eventually dissolves back into emptiness. I have had many thoughts that I felt difficult, especially at 2 or 3 in the morning, and they and my ruminating over them are disturbing and keep me awake, and then they dissolve back into emptiness as I fall asleep once again. Actually that happened last night. For me, the ephemeral nature of thoughts is part of and the same as the ephemeral nature of everything -- nothing is always. My thoughts and my decisions come and go, like everything. For me that is not sad or negative, it is just how this human life is.
On Jan 8, 2022 David Doane wrote :