We need to be aware of how important the perception of thinking is.
We need to be aware that the perceiving mind is a self-organizing (active) information system because it allows the incoming information to form patterns itself. It is a wonderful system that enables us to find meaning in the world. We cannot live without this system. We need to be aware that the purpose of thinking is to seek familiar patterns and then follow them so that we do not have to think anymore. We must be aware that we often believe we discover the wrong pattern.
Above all, we must be aware that the repertoire of patterns in our mind determines how we recognize, abstract, classify, analyze, and think.