Your Mind is Powerful

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The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly however, it becomes very destructive. It’s not so much that you use your mind wrongly, you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe you are your thoughts.
— Eckhart Tolle

Your mind is an amazing machine. So amazing, it can literally run the show. When we leave the mind unchecked it often defaults to thoughts and behaviour that help us survive the darker elements of the world (e.g. fear, lust, anger).

But most of us want to do more than just survive. We want to lead meaningful lives. We want to rise above our situation. We want to respond to darkness in an honourable way. 

That being the case, we need to learn how to manage our mind. Not let it manage us.

Have a wonderful 2017 friends.