When you stand at the ocean, waves crash uniformly, one after another. But look at the ocean from a distance and at elevation, and you’ll see waves of all shapes and sizes, crashing in all directions.
Such are the thoughts of our minds. The thoughts we express as words or actions align to a consistent and uniform narrative. But the choppy haze of thoughts chattering in the background are what drive it all. You cannot tame them. But observe them, and you may plan for destructive waves before it’s too late.