So often, we push thoughts away because we do not want to face them, but if we allow these thoughts to waft through our consciousness like the wisps of smoke from an incense stick, we may be opened to great insights and knowings.
Meditation is not to clear your mind, but to dissolve the blocks that allow whatever thoughts or impulses to naturally flow to you. It is important that whatever comes to you, from whatever place inside of you, that you give it the space it needs. Look at the impulse. Read it. Feel it. Get to know it. What can it tell you? What can you learn from it. Can you identify where it came from? Where it came from may be a clue as to what it has for you. Even if it feels uncomfortable to you, stay with it. None are for nothing. There is something in it for your ultimate benefit.