Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Used the phrase “first thought, best thought” to refer to that first moment of fresh perception before the colourful and colouring clouds of judgement and provisional interpretation take over. “First thought” is  the”best thought” because it had not yet but covered over by all our opinions and interpretations, our hopes and dislikes. It is  the direct perception of the world as it is.

I feel that when we trust with our open heart, whatever occurs at that very moment can be perceived as fresh and unstrained by the the clouds of hope and fear. I also feel that what we call “first thought,”  is not a thought that necessarily comes in words. It is just the very first inspiration that comes to our minds. Usually , first thoughts though are fresh and important to start off with people, they don’t trust them easily. They always think of backup for it. I feel that actioning the first thought is very important as it shows us how brave and bold we are and it also teaches us the quality of quick action.

For me , the first moment of awakening in the morning is an opportunity to notice “first thought” because I feel that at that time our mind is fresh and not yet caught up in daily work or routine. But we really catch up the moment.

Usually people have this notation that as a society we’ve been conditioned to think the second thought defines who we are.  I feel this is not the case most often. Owing to this mentality, we tend to lose our true self and originality slips from our hands. What we need to do is go with our guts and follow our First thoughts which will always help us to stand tall and unique in front of people.

For most of the people first thoughts are always ignored. I feel it is important foTo sum up I would like to say that gather your courage and follow your first thought and practice the habit of noting down the first thought and see the changes it brings to your overall personality and giving  some meaning to your life.

We sometimes need to calm down and take a break and gather our  thoughts and have patience in noting down our first thought everyday. Mostly we really need to pay attention to our first thought to make it noticeable.

I believe that there is a way to do it. Have a pen and paper next to your bed and write your first thought when you wake up in the morning. Try doing it for a week this will be messy at first. For sometime in the start it may take a few minutes of being lost in thought before you realise you even thinking. That’s okay,  just write down the first thought you remember. Continue this practice for a few more week and you can see that noting down your first thought will help in having a wonderful start of the day

 To sum up I would like to say that gather your courage and follow your first thought and practice the habit of noting down the first thought and see the changes it brings to your overall personality and giving  some meaning to your life.

Do let me know what are your first thoughts after reading this post on first thought. Do like, follow , share and subscribe to my blog for your weekly dose of motivation. That’s all for now. With lots of love.

Keen Writer                                                           

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The Keen Writer

Monideepa Mrinal Roy has a Master's degree in French language and literature. She is a passionate reader. She is multilingual. She gives expression to her thoughts and views through the print media. She is the founder cum editor at .

17 Responses

  1. Dear Keen Writer,
    On reading the title, I wondered what "first thought" you are referring to. Indeed, you are referring to what is frequently perceived as our inner guidance or intuition. Yes, I am also big on following one's inner voice. For that, "trust" and an "open heart" are vital. Otherwise we are bombarded with our fear-based ego voice.
    I liked the idea you suggested about noticing the first thoughts in the morning on waking up. Whenever I have done that rarely, it would be the last thought I slept with the previous night or strands of a dream remembered. I am usually excited if it's a dream that I am remembering the first thing.
    Also, on a different note, I found parts of this article unedited and one part is repetitive too, which made the process of reading difficult. Hope you look into this issue and recheck before posting.
    Nevertheless, it's an important topic you've touched upon. I wanted to know some instances from your life where you listened to these "first thoughts" aka intuition and that made all the difference. Because to what good are principles without real life examples?
    Looking forward to more variety in your content,
    Fellow writing pal.

    1. Thanks for your detailed views on my post. I eagerly await for your comments coz they motivate me and push me to do much better for readers like you who are my support system. Thanks for pointing out my shortcums. I take your feedback as points to improve and shall definitely share with you my first thoughts.

  2. Dear writer, reading the title, i was wondering what it could be, and the very first thought that came to my mind was.. Is she going to write about following our dreams? But as i proceeded ahead it reminded me of the surrealism and how to write a surrealist thought. And i lost for a couple of seconds thinking about that. Then i completed it, and i really liked ur idea of noting down our first thought. And i am wondering what it can be. Maybe it can be wonderful thing or a worst thing i can do. Whatever it will be, i am going to share it with you. Keep writing and sharing with you.

    1. Yes people usually think of following dreams when they hear of first thoughts. I'm glad I could connect with you and you could resonate with me. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts about first thoughts u have

  3. Thx for u moni and I share ur information to others becoz ur said truly in ur heart
    God bless u
    My lovely swt heart

  4. That's cool sunshine. Great advise. Awesome writing. You are right to the point. Loved it. Keep it up. I hope I will try to find out my first thoughts from now on 😍🥰. Thanks

  5. Thanks a lot guys for your valuable feedback. You guys are my motivation to keep doing more and more

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