This is interesting. A lot of the people I run into online tell me to try to get rid of thought, to empty my mind.
Here is a clipping which has a different point of view about thought:
Prosveta Publishing is pleased to offer you the Daily Meditation for this 2009-01-10.
"The knowledge you are given in an initiatic teaching is so far
removed from your usual field of consciousness that it does not
penetrate your brain immediately. But the fact you have heard it
or read it means something of it will remain in your
subconscious, and one day, once your understanding has
developed, this knowledge will resurface in your memory.
In order to reach this understanding more quickly, you must
exercise your brain, which is the best instrument there is. It
does not grow weak with age along with the other organs, for the
divine hierarchies have deposited their powers in it. No, it
doesn’t grow weak, but only provided we nourish it with mental
activity. Thought is a sort of ladder we have received from
cosmic Intelligence, and it is essential we learn to use it to
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov