Ever notice that the ads that appear while you surf the net are related to the things that interest you in the world? You search for things on the net that interest you, reflect what you have experienced in this life or what you want to experience. Thoughts are the same way. The collective consciousness of thoughts can be looked at like one would at the information superhighway. Certain thoughts/ads/information are drawn to you by the likes and dislikes you have accumulated while in this world. You will draw to you .. that which is like the programs running on the computer/body you are in.
At night when you are in deep dreamless sleep … it is like being logged off the Internet/thoughts and shutting down the computer/body and being turned off/deep dreamless sleep/momentarily death. If and when you wake (turn computer/body on and log back in/think) everything appears again.
You have the ability to be logged in and see the thoughts/ads running and know they are not you, that the computer/body is not you. You simply begin to ask, if I am not the thoughts/ads, if I am not the computer/body, who is aware of them. This draws the attention away from the minutia and onto what is AWARE of it all.
You are not the thoughts/ads, you are not the Internet/collective consciousness, you are not the computer/body … you are what all of that appears in.