Question: What is the human thought?
Answer: It is the inner program of the realization of desires. There is the desired and the actual. How do I go from my current state to something that I want? This is done through the power of thought.
Question: Drinking water when I am thirsty, do I do this through the power of thought?
Answer: You are thirsty in the given state and you are imagining the state where you will be fulfilled. You are developing the program of how to reach state number two from state number one, this program is called the thought.
The thought is the consequence of the desire. You need the thought in order to activate the desire and attain the desired. Desire plus thought bring you to realization: fulfillment.
From Kab TV’s “Kabbalah for Beginners,” 10.21.10