Saturday, December 3, 2022

MIND RECIPE

Train the mind to live in the present moment. Drop the stress that you are carrying for nothing. Our smile is worth the whole world & more!

— Sri Sri Ravishankar

You could wonder what’s going on in the minds of others at some time. Sometimes we praise someone’s intelligence or accuse them of being insane. You could even attempt to enlarge or liberate your own mind.

But what exactly is a mind? It’s astonishing how difficult it is to define the concept. The seat of consciousness, the essence of your existence, is your mind. You can’t be regarded meaningfully alive unless you have a mind. So, what exactly is it, and where exactly is it?

What is mind? What is the location of mind in our body? How does it look like? These are few common questions which are always around us when we talk about “mind”. Isn’t it interesting to explore about?

According to the standard reasoning, the mind is the conscious product of firing neurons, while the brain is the physical substance. However, new data suggests that the mind is much more than just your brain’s physical functioning. The mind is a collection of mental faculties.

The phrase is frequently used interchangeably with the phenomenon. Thought, imagination, memory, will, and sensation are all examples of these faculties. The term “mind” refers to all of the brain’s conscious and unconscious cognitive processes, as well as components of intellect and awareness manifested as combinations of cognition, perception, memory, emotion, will, and imagination. The term “mind” is frequently used to describe rational mental processes. The mind manifests itself subjectively as a stream of consciousness. It refers to how the brain and body work together, as well as memory, worldview, personality, soul, and other intangible aspects of human life and psychology. It examines how a person interacts with other people and the world, as well as how they learn and express themselves, and how they relate to abstract notions like religion, spirituality, metaphysics, and other areas of thought.

The brain is the mental organ, just as the lungs are the respiratory organs. The mind is said to be housed in our brain, which is the vernacular term for the biological organ known as the brain. The heart is the organ that rests between our lungs, whereas the mind is said to be housed in our brain. However, determining our mind’s specific location within our body is difficult.

It is believed that our minds are either our best or worst friend. Distress is caused by fixed mental notions that things should be a certain way. We may feel discouraged and want to give up. It is due to anxiety. Do not make any decisions at that time. You might come to regret it. First and foremost, return to yourself. Your ideas will be good if you have a stress-free mind

Making a decision is quite challenging. Many thoughts are currently entering my mind; I can’t see it, but feel it, I know it is working since I’m receiving them. Most importantly, how can the mind be regulated when it is constantly inundated with pleasurable or unpleasant thoughts from the past, present, and future? The mind requires rest in order to think clearly and constructively. Have you ever considered how little we know about the mind? We are driven insane by our own thoughts. It wants one thing one minute and then wants something else the next. It is believed that our minds are either our best or worst friend. Distress is caused by fixed mental notions that things should be a certain way. We may feel discouraged and want to give up. It is due to anxiety. Do not make any decisions at that time. You might come to regret it. First and foremost, return to yourself. Your ideas will be good if you have a stress-free mind.

When thoughts are harming the mind or mental process, it is disturbing. The mind must unwind. Here are a few suggestions for recharging your mind and generating constructive thoughts- Mind Recipe:-

Be Happy- Yes “BE HAPPY”

When we only focus on our past, present or future it gets difficult to be happy. However, when you take on more responsibilities and have less wants, everything comes to you naturally – enthusiasm, happiness, creativity, and so on.

Change the way of thinking

– Take a look at those who are dealing with more serious issues than you. A wise man once drew a line on a whiteboard and instructed his student to make it shorter without touching or deleting it. How would you go about doing it? You must reduce the length of a line without touching it. Underneath that line, the pupil drew a considerably longer line. As a result, the line became shorter by default. The lesson here is to lift your gaze if your problems appear to be overwhelming because you are just focused on yourself. If you raise your eyes and gaze at individuals who are in worse shape than you, you will realize that your weight isn’t as heavy as you believed. Look at those who have a bigger problem than you if you think you have a significant problem. You’ll suddenly believe that my situation is much smaller and that I can handle it.

Never Mind

What difference does it make if you’re unhappy for a short period of time? You are the cause of your own suffering if you feel “I should never be unhappy”. All flavors are essential when we eat food. Remember that you can’t live off of sweets all of the time.

Larger Goal

If you devote your life to a larger goal or to the service of others, you will find that happiness is the only thing that flows through your veins.

Save Your mind and Stay Focused

People enter our lives and attempt to infuse negativity, causing our minds and determination to become shaky. Allowing this to happen is not an option. Simply grin while shielding your ears with a filter. That is how things work in the real world. There are certain things that are enjoyable and others that are not. What counts most is how we deal with them and stay focused.

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Dr Aruna Shukla
(Dr Aruna Shukla is a Consultant Psychologist, Certified Career Counsellor Co-Founder & Managing Director – CAPS, India. She is an Art of Living & IAHV Project Pavitra Trainer -- Menstrual Health & Hygiene)

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