Do you ever feel… overwhelmed?
There are hundred things (and growing) on your To-Do list and one minute you feel all charged up and ready to go but the next, you are totally feeling like… nothing. Suddenly unenthusiastic for no apparent reason. It’s as if part of your brain has taken off, leaving you blank-minded. Even worse is that you start thinking about all the bad things that are happening in your life, even the most minuscule, how insignificant it may be in real life. The more you meditate on it, it becomes bigger and bigger, and then the next thing you know, you are becoming nervous and anxious. You know there are more good things happening in your life than the negatives but your mind keeps turning to the bad… and eventually, you find yourself not only demotivated but consumed, drained, spent, however you’d like to describe it, even though you haven’t even checked off #1 on the list. Things start to seem purposeless and meaningless… even though that is far from the truth.
Why do we put ourselves through this misery? Better yet, why do we “let” our mind behave such a way? Shouldn’t we be able to control and manage our mind more actively and effectively? After all, mind is part of who we are, though it may not be as tangible or visible as the other parts of the body.
But the question is…
Do we really own it though, the mind.
Have you ever thought about that?
Why is it that it wanders off like that? and why is it that it’s so much harder to make it do what we want it to do compared to our body parts such as the face, fingers, etc?
Could it be possible that the mind belongs… somewhere else?
During my time as a Psychology student, the term “mindfulness” came as a refreshing shock to me. It was an enlightening moment for both my academic and personal life, as I tried to incorporate it into my daily routine as much as possible while trying to decipher the world of mind exercise.
Perhaps one of these days, when I’m finally ready to go back to school (if ever) I’ll find out the ultimate truth about the relationship between the brain (physical) and the mind (spiritual) but for now, the conclusion is this:
While the body belongs to the earth, the mind belongs to the spiritual world… which is why we need to be much more cautious to not let it slip, because it’s that much harder to bring it back.
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