The Brain Will Follow Wherever the Mind Leads

Does this mean our thoughts develop the brain rather than the brain allowing for what thoughts happen? What then is the Mind? Is it a higher consciousness and can we reach enlightenment?

(From “Super Brain” by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi)

The Present Moment

How do we set aside all the worries and anxieties to enjoy the moment? You simply tell yourself “I’m going to enjoy myself right now” or “I am going to indulge myself in the situation right now.”

When you think about it, why is it that thoughts related to worry, anxiety, embarrassing moments, or what we will have to do tomorrow always come up to the front and occupy “Mind Time”? It is like the reptilian brain is in control – fight or flight.

Intellectually we know that unless we plan to problem solve on the issues in this moment, then there is no point in thinking about them. Thinking without strategy doesn’t solve anything and usually creates more stress by interfering with accomplishing our present interests and takes away from our potential for happiness.

Your mind may also be trying to prioritize. Are you dealing with the issues that need to be handled? If you set deadlines and schedules it helps settle the mind.

We see/hear a lot of people today who seem to have nothing to talk about except their health issues or perceived tragedies they face in life and what’s wrong with the world. In many cases it is a response to their need for attention. That is understandable but the focus needs to change to a more positive process. I, like the majority of people, although having empathy with your situation, have aches and pains and troubling issues too, But somehow we find more enlightening things to talk about.

Is it so hard to focus on the positive rather than the negative? To live in appreciation of what we have rather than the fear of what we might lose?

Ways to settle the mind:

  • Spend time concentrating on the positive things in your life.
  • Make a schedule that you can stick to – not a schedule that is unmanageable.
  • Have a pad of paper and pen beside the bed so if you wake you can deal with the ideas or worries by writing them down.
  • Respond to the unsettling thoughts through immediate appropriate action. You need to be able to release them or they will keep coming back.

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