Thoughts & Pure Consciousness
When thoughts are present in the mind, so is pure consciousness, because consciousness is the very essence of mind. The moment when pure consciousness is recognised, thoughts are obliterated. What usually happens, however, is that the thoughts take over, and consciousness follows them. Hint: acknowledge thoughts but don’t become mesmerised by them.
Thoughts are not the same as thinking. Thoughts are from memories, while thinking is observing in the moment now, and seeing possibilities.