Never once does it occur to you, that what you are putting your attention on is just one of a trillion thought possibilities which you can choose.
As long as you leave the minds door open, the thoughts will whiz by, but not one of them can stop until you decide to take it and hold it
Not one single thought has the ability to stay with you on its own. A thought without your acknowledgement is just spinning by in your consciousness and has no ability to harm you or to protect you.
But by your attention on it…you give it.