“Rule your mind, or it will rule you.” – Buddha
This was a solid find that definitely caught me dead in the moment. It’s simple. Profound. Something easy to keep front of mind through out your day. At work, at play, or in our social circles our mind is always translating what it takes in.
Our mind is powerful. It tells us when to run, hide, or fight. It tells us when to eat. Tells us how to manage our limbic systems. Super complex. Many things we don’t have to think about, they’re autonomous and just happen. We trust our minds to do a lot.
We also, over trust our minds. We lose connection and we fail to check in with the mind. To learn and listen to it. When we do, we can learn. We can learn it’s just as important to not move as it is to move. Become more self-aware. If we listen enough to it, it can help us find love and friendship. Discover emotions and feelings far deeper when we are still long enough for our minds to talk to us.
It’s a relationship. Our minds can do a lot for us. Sometimes, we take much for granted as we move around on autopilot. We fail to really listen to what our minds are telling us. It rules us. It can make us think there is danger when there isn’t any. Input doesn’t always have to create the output. We can interrupt and translate what our minds receive. We can determine our choices and behaviors.
It’s not as simple as it sounds. I get it. With a little practice and active listening though, much can be achieved. It’s said an average person has over 70,000+ a day. That’s under one per second. With a little practice daily and some internal listening, we can learn a lot from our mind. Think about how much inner peace, calmness, and happiness you might be missing out if you don’t.