About the gradual processing of thoughts while talking
If you want to know something and cannot find it through meditation, I advise you, my dear, meaningful friend, to talk about it with your nearest acquaintance, who will be upsetting you. It does not have to be a sharp-thinking head, nor do I mean it as if you should ask him about it: no! Rather, you should tell him yourself first of all. I see your eyes wide open, and you answer me that in your early years you were advised to speak of nothing but things you already understand. Others, I want you to speak out of a reasonable intention to instruct you, and so, in different cases, both rules of wisdom may well coexist. The Frenchman says, l'appétit vient en mangeant, and this principle of experience remains true if you parody it, and says, l'idee vient en parlant.
I often sit at my business table above the files and, in a complicated dispute, I explore the point of view from which it would like to be judged. I usually look into the light, as the brightest