Patterns of the mind

Patterns of the mind

Anthony Grim Hall originally posted this photo.

The mind/brain is like a muscle, you have to work it, feed it and guide it. It’s not something that is just there on top of your shoulders. The mind can take you to your goals or it can make you miserable. Most of us humans don’t even have the awareness that our minds have been controlled since birth by parents, society, culture, traditions, advertising agencies and governments. Take your mind back and use it! It is yours to wield. Not for some institutionalised organisation to use for their benefit.

The mind forms behaviours and habits. All it takes is one unchecked thought to start the rewiring process; for positive change or for oppression. In reality it seems like many humans are allowing this seemingly uncontrollable mental rants control their lives. Patterns are started by thought. It is those patterns that cause human suffering.

Guiding the mind to a more aware state begins on the mat. Each day we begin by inhaling reaching our arms up, exhale forward bend. Is it possible to just listen and observe what the mind does with out acting on it? Can we replace thoughts of wanting a quick return to thoughts of mindless patience, nurturing care and gratitude to thy self?

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