There appears to be a ‘buffer’ in the unconscious mind that holds open issues or memories for further conscious processing.
It is very apparent during the waking up process from sleep. A stream of ‘thought and image bundles’ arise without effort, and very distinctly.
After these thought bundles have been processed–either by mindfully observing without intervention or by practice interventions such as the four voices–then the body settles down without effort into an awake and natural restful stillness.
Most of the current content in the buffer is memories or unresolved tasks from the previous day, or recurring issues or tasks.
During the day the buffer can get filled up too. A dependable indicator is muscle tension or restless energy. Always a good signal for the conscious mind to have some more communication with the unconscious!