If it is "the mind analyzing itself by using thought" then is the mind thoughts or are the thoughts mind ?
How does a mirror succeeds in achieving "trying to reflect itself" much less "reflecting itself" ?
When I wrote, "Everything works together as one system", I mean mind can manifest itself in different ways. Thoughts, ideas, imagination (it can create pictures in consciousness), emotions, memories, physical action...stuff like that. But all this is still one mind that is doing this. We only have one mind, but it is very versatile.
Secondly, I would say mind is thoughts and thoughts are mind. Mind expresses thoughts as internal words, but thought begins in the mind pre-linguistically. We can consciously experience these pre-linguistic thoughts, as well. This is similar to physical actions we perform without having to think about them beforehand. We can have an idea come to mind that is not in linguistic form.
Thirdly, lol. I think I was thinking about another thread about mirrors. I'm spreading myself too thin with all these threads I'm trying to think about! What I was trying to say was, when the mind tries to analyze itself it goes 'round and 'round. It can be productive for the mind to try to watch itself and try to figure itself out, but in the end it sort of is like a mirror trying to reflect itself. The totality of mind can only be "experienced" when it is left alone to do what it does.