In the Old Norse mythology of Odin the messenger ravens Huginn and Muninn respectively mean "Thought" and "Mind". We tend to allow Thought to take over the Mind...to our detriment.
It is possible to use Thought to successfully guide you through life, however it is through understanding and controlling the Mind (empty of Thought) that awareness or consciousness (and as such true freedom) can be found.
Bronze, H 82cm. 2016