A German verb for “to hold” (halten) can be used as the verb “to think,” as in: What do you think about that idea?
This structure illustrates a healthy relationship with our mind’s activity. I am holding a thought in awareness. I do not over identify with it. I can let it go. I can share it. I can do something about it. But I am not the thought.
So. Was hälst du? What do you think? (That is, what do you hold?)