I always thought in a difficult way: Whatever I'd heard would need to be considered, processed, categorized, then I'd remember it, integrate it into my thinking.

After I heard about arborescent thinking, it was pretty clear to me. My brain is like a huge beautiful tree. This tree has many tall branches, each very wide, with many diverging limbs. On these limbs are leaves. Each leaf is an idea. Around the base of the tree are all there thoughts, ideas, things, impressions, and feelings I've seen or felt. Each leaf represents in individual thing, and has a very proper place on the tree. Finding that place takes consideration. I need to consider what is there, and the interactions. 

Once I know where the leaf belongs, it goes there and stays there. Each leaf is visible from the ground, and by all other leaves.

It's an analogy that works for me to understand my thinking.