Look at any object, think of ten separate uses for it. A one-track mind is dangerous in that only one direction is sought. The mind is not a one-way street, it is meant to diverge in all directions to arrive at a single destination.
Embrace all thoughts that fill the mind, even if they are horrid, do not bury them, learn to use them in a positive light. If repressed, buried thoughts eventually resurrect and bite back. In times of stress they will re-emerge to exacerbate anxiety ten-fold.
Like a hazy fog lingering over warm water, constant diversions fill the mind, finding time to be alone can be the gusts that clear the air. Today we often do not have time to collect our thoughts. We make poor decisions using half-thoughts, then wonder what went wrong.
The joy of uninterrupted thought; to think what we want, when we want, is a wonderful part of life. Environmental distractions are ever more present today than past. External interference is the main cause of strife in life, mainly of our own doing.
Seeking solitude frees the mind, it strengthens the self, one learns what he is made of, the reason he is here. Aloneness gives us ample time to examine our thoughts. By taking the time to assess our thoughts, we can throw out the garbage and recycle worthy thoughts found.
Thinking of an issue in more ways than one will generate a number of answers to choose from. Different perspectives influence creativity, the mind can then intertwine the answers to form a solid solution. Take time, sit on thoughts, for rushing may lead to disastrous results.
If you seek answers to the mysteries of life: Go out alone in the world, walk amongst trees, dance along the river bank; when the sun goes down, lay in a flower laden field and count endless stars. Like a bountiful harvest, replies from mother nature will fill the mind.