Hi. I'm new on this blog. I practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and live in Oakland, CA where I work as a counselor (mostly over the phone) and direct a mental health program for kids. I have been studying the Bhikkhu Bodhi's book about the Abhidhamma and thinking about the way it seems to describe the mind as being made up of countless streams of consciousness (cittas) that are all relatively autonomous. Each citta has its own intention, which means every random thought or feeling is part of a citta that has an intention. In my meditations lately I've been listening to all of the different cittas and trying to see their different intentions. Its been cool.