>>12050903>thought structures, and pure unsymbolized thought.
This is how I used to think before I started thinking for the first time in actual words and inner dialogue/monologue. Like the thought structures and unsymbolized thoughts have to be NARRATED now by my inner voice and its SO ANNOYING because I'm able to grasp the meaning and intention of my unsymbolized thoughts and images but the habit of narrating them after the fact has creeped in and slowed down my thinking process.
And now there's also just general thinking with words and inner dialogue alone, with the inner dialogue/words comprising the thoughts not trailing them, which is something I never really used to experience back when I was thinking purely in unsymbolized thought and thought structures and occasionally images. And now I can swear I am actually losing the ability to think in pure unsymbolized thought, like it feels like unless I speak with an inner voice I can't "THINK" anymore almost, which is a frightening thought as its the complete opposite of what it used to be back when I was never even aware one could think to themselves by speaking with an inner voice, I never had any use for that.
So can you tell me what exactly you did OP that got you to start thinking in pure unsymbolized thought and thought structures? I was never able to really pin down myself how one can cultivate this method of cognition besides either having it from birth or catching yourself when you are thinking with an inner dialogue and just stopping it, learning to over time break that habit, but any pointers or tips would be appreciated
This all began for me with wondering what it would be like to think with an inner dialogue after learning its a thing, and specifically whether that would enhance my meager visualization ability (it doesn't) so now I want to experience the opposite again but I'm not quite sure how to get there, I don't want to remain in this mix of the two which feels most inefficient.