Reflections on the Nature of the Human Mind

I’m often asked what the mind is. It’s a difficult question to answer, but I know that when I use it inappropriately life becomes very uncomfortable. Here are some things I remind myself of when my mind is trying to take over my life and control everything.

What the mind is not
The mind is not a leader.
The mind is not capable of making wise decisions without input from the subtle senses.
My mind is not who I am.
The mind is not able to discern what’s true.
I can’t trust my mind to know what’s right for me. 

What the mind is
The mind articulates thoughts.
The mind crystallises energy into ideas.
The mind enables communication (and miscommunication) between people.
The mind works well when it’s following the heart and/or soul and/or higher self.
My mind is connected with other minds, so it’s hard to determine which thoughts are mine and which are other people’s.

Here’s an interesting challenge. How do you reflect on those statements? How does your mind respond to them? How do you respond to them? How do you figure out whether they are true or not? What part does your mind play in this reflection? 

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