Thoughts, generally: do they derive from the mind, or from consciousness?
Mind is synonymous with thought, and mind is nothing other than consciousness taking form. Mind/thought arises from consciousness and subsides back into it again, like waves that temporarily appear on the surface of the ocean. The wave itself is none other than the ocean itself making itself appear in wave form. Mind, as a form of consciousness, has duration, dimension, and limitation, but no separate reality of its own, just as the wave on the ocean has duration, dimension, and limitation, but it is not separate from the ocean. Whatever power a wave has comes from the ocean, and whatever power mind/thought has comes from consciousness. In other words, all is consciousness; this is nonduality. So, there is not consciousness and thought/mind; there is formless consciousness and consciousness AS thought/mind. This is nonduality.
Difficulties arise for people when identification with form comes, thinking they are only this one particular body/mind entity that appears to be separate from all other things, thus creating duality. Pointing at their body/mind people declare, "This is me, and everything else is not me." Attention gets focused solely in an outward direction toward all the different forms, and this obscures recognition of the formless consciousness out of which the forms arose. This is when people get "lost in the world", a world of duality. Where there is duality conflict will be created, not only with other people but within themselves.
What's necessary is for people to re-cognize the underlying formless consciousness that is the foundation/source of all forms by shifting attention away from forms back onto their source. In other words, take a form (the easiest is thought) and seek its source. Watch carefully the arising and dissolving of thought, and notice what is present even when thought is absent. That is their source, formless consciousness itself. To deepen insight investigate the reality of "me" - see if it can be located as a specific ever present entity. Determine if it's real or only comprised of temporary and fleeting thought forms. This begs the question, "What am I really if I am not thought?"