How To Master Your Mind: Part One
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu
Most of us have – at one time or another – thought about the mind, and how to reach its full potential. We’ve all heard of the great philosophers and thinkers of the past – Confucius, Socrates, Aristotle, Descartes, and so forth. What we may not know is that all of them discussed the importance of controlling our mind and, in doing so, controlling our destiny. This discussion continues today.
We often hear the mind being described as powerful, limitless, complex and transcendent. We hear such phrases as “mind over matter,” “be mindful,” “we’re only limited by our mind,” and “the mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
Indeed, the mind is incredibly powerful…if used properly.
You see, the mind is either (a) our greatest ally, or (b) our greatest foe. There is no in-between or gray area; either our mind is used to our advantage or it’s used to our detriment. This is because a mind that’s not being used fully is a mind that not achieving its purpose. We shortchange ourselves and the world in not giving all of us.
To that end, we’ve created an engaging two-part series on mastering this – at times – ambiguous entity known as “the mind.” In this part, Part One, we are going to discuss what hinders our mind and allow some time for recognition and contemplation. In Part Two, we’re going to give you some guidance on overcoming obstacles and embracing your mind’s full potential.
Please understand, this is not a “know-it-all” piece. The author (me) is just as fallible and prone to mental lapses, errors and miscues as anyone else. In fact, this piece was written as much for the author’s own knowledge and application as it is for you, dear reader.