How to work with it
Mastery of your mind is remarkably simple. There are many views on what role the mind plays in one’s development and identity. Three relevant themes are noted here to assist you:
1. The mind must be tamed, beaten into submission and controlled so you can make it do what you want.
Until then you are its slave where your personal happiness or spiritual development is not going to succeed. Mastery does not occur through force and trying to control.
2. You are your mind. It must be developed with techniques to make it stronger and more focused
Then the mind is more powerful and can create what you like in your life. People who believe that they create 100% of their reality through their beliefs also fit into this category (while this is partially true it is the manipulation of the mind from the level of mind that does not work, as it this view point assumes you have conscious access to all levels of your mind, internal emotional structures and your Fate / Grace).
3. The mind is part of what you are.
It is a tool that serves various functions. Your mind is like a toothbrush. It is great for cleaning your teeth and other tasks, like cleaning the silver ornaments and bicycle chain. But a toothbrush is useless at cleaning the floor or accessing the internet. To expect your toothbrush to answer the question who am I is clearly not a task it is capable of or humanity would be free. Thus, let your toothbrush be a toothbrush. Stop trying to change and force it to what it isn’t.
Who has Mind Mastery?
In my observations, those who embody deep Presence (especially the very clear teachers) and others who have what they want in life (who may not necessarily be spiritual types) tend to have failed badly at theme 1 and/or 2. These people have learned or to naturally operated from theme 3.
Having learned that they are not their mind, they accept the mind for what it is and what its real uses are. Sometimes they will have discovered how the mind operates and thus can use it more effectively. To know how to train an utilise the mind is very useful. It was useful for myself at university when I trained it to have photographic memory. But these people do not try to change or control the mind. Also, they do not get overly frustrated when their mind goes against what they want. Instead they are more accepting that it is just their mind doing what it does.
How to apply Mind Mastery
The key with theme 3, of using your mind as a tool, is that you simply change your focus. If the mind is an issue, for instance when it is very chatty when you are trying to meditate or Inquire, all you need to do is refocus on a wider context. This is built into the meditation steps, and the inquiry process. Practising being Present is just that; awareness of body, feelings, mind and the inner and outer space all at the same time as a whole. The chattering mind is no longer an issue as it is but a small part of the picture.
Thus for this Inquiry method we focus on theme 3. When you spend time to Inquire, the first step is to enter Presence. Once you have entered Presence be aware while you Inquire into the issue. Some times this will be very easy and your Inquiry and stillness will be free flowing and the sense will arise that much is being integrated. Other times, or at times in a meditation / Inquiry the mind will be very active on unrelated topics.
If you view the mind like a tool (toothbrush) you will be able to just switch your focus away from your mind and back to allowing what is. This includes everything; body, breathing, mind and your sense of Presence. Eventually the mind will settle and you can proceed with Inquiring into the material given in the coaching session. And yes, some days will seem a waste of time due to mind-generated distraction. Let this be as it is. Often this sort of mind activity is due to resistance by a part of you that is fearful of the material being Inquired into. Other times the topic of distraction is a sign that there is something for you to look at. This is all part of the process. Ask for guidance when this becomes an issue.
Has your mind Mastered you?
So will you ever master you mind? Nope, you will just accept it and learn cool tricks to make you think you control it. A toothbrush cannot be mastered, you just use it for what it is designed for then ignore it when you don’t need it!
If you are a person who knows their mind is their strongest asset then lets be clear; it is also the biggest barrier to having freedom and peace. The mind will always have the great answers as to how to be at peace. But that isn’t it is it? (please check for yourself). Few people with a strong mind break it and live in Peace, Awakening or Joy.
A mentor or teacher who has accomplished this is best to help you shift away from the mind as its a tricky trickster. I have achieved peace with my mind as I had help to see its tricks and pitfalls. It takes a very strong and complex mind that understand the minds operations to help break a person from that most horrible of binds. Typical spiritual practices won’t do it, the mind has to be seen from outside by someone who has succeeded, and that service is offered here.
Thus I can assist you to do so, quite speedily at that. I know and lived this process so can guide you. Join the club apply the laws of Grace – the Laws of Success and see how they work through your own experience.
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