Follow Your Thoughts
The meditation process is more about following the thoughts that come to your mind, be they crazy or wild. But in order to follow those random thoughts, the mind needs to be receptive to them, which means it should not be concerned about daily or yearly or lifetime activities.
In other words, a meditation of discovery is like a daydream. The person meditating gains this state of being receptive by producing a waking sleep-like condition where the mind has had the opportunity to examine those thoughts and points that it considers and then at its own pace, dismiss them. Once the mind has done that, it then finds itself free to wander.
The point you need to be concerned about is that when you get to this stage in the meditation, the mind that is use to constant activity will begin to feel as though its wasting time and therefore starts to focus on the importance of quickly emptying itself so the process can continue. At this point, it would be useful to start examining these thoughts; “why is it so important?” or “why is time so precious?” or “why can not you take a moment and connect yourself with thoughts beyond?” In other words, investigate these blocking thoughts that come to your mind.
Discovery meditations are truly that; efforts to discover more about oneself and so this is a good subject as any to begin with.
You are not truly seeking to produce a blank scroll or screen in a discovery meditation, but simply allowing the thoughts to play themselves out upon your mental stage.