Do you know which is the most important and complicated thing for any person? According to me the most difficult thing is ‘how to control our own mind’? Mind is considered as a restless child, like an untrained horse who is inquisitive. This inquisitiveness takes us to those places where we have never expected. During which often we encounter some painful past experiences which makes us feel sad.
It’s a fact that if we keep telling our self something not to do or think unconsciously we actually remember that thought more as we acknowledge more. By doing this we actually waste our mental energy and productivity levels. Our efficiency & judgment gets poor. Ultimately mind gets comfortable in doing those things or focusing on those thoughts which are actually not legible. At that time the pace of the mind is also quick as it was attracted by some wrong things.
There is a famous phrase:
’’मन को हारे ………….. आप हारे !
मन को जीते ……………. आप जीते’’ !!
That means if our mind accepts defeat we will lose easily but if we have won our mind we can win everything. Now the question arises how to control our mind? Is it possible practically?
All it needs a proper training & if we can train our mind properly we can become great like late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi or President Abdul Kalam or a devotee like Meera Bai or Rani Padmini. Our mind is very powerful and it bears tremendous amount of mental power and mind can be trained by our intellect. If our intellect is powerful mind can be governed by it. Intellect is thousand times powerful than mind but due to ignorance we keep the doors of learning closed and hence stops the growth of the intellect.
All this makes us the slave of our mind and we forgot what our focus is.
We have to be the master of your mind and should direct it towards the growth of the intellect by listening to good things, reading good books, writing good thoughts and most importantly acting in a positive way. Intellect will help you to say “No” to wrong habits.
Just don’t keep thinking but also try to practice good things and adopt any good habit immediately. Train your mind and order it “to be quite & focused for some time for meditation”.
’’मन को मारो नहीं, मन को सुधारो
मन को सुमन बनाओ’’
It is very important to calm down your thoughts. “Inspiration comes to us slowly and quietly we should preserve it with a little solitude.”
Prof. Sanjay Biyani
(Thoughts delivered in Assembly held on 20th April, 2016)
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