Training The Mind

Every successful people have one thing in common and that is mastering the mind. They know that by having control over the mind, they would definitely be able to shape their destiny. It is very obvious that human is a conscious being that always having continuous steam of thoughts, emotions, desires, feelings and sensations. The unstoppable of such activities create chaos inside us and from which problems arise. The mind holds the key of influences over every aspect of our lives and thus, it serves as the commander of our human psychology and physiology. It is through the mind desire to react that we tend to react or perhaps response to things around us.

As have been said, one of the things that we could do to have total control over our lives is through learning to control the mind. It is through training the minds that we could achieve greater heights. By training the mind, we can set a specific goals or targets so that we could achieve what we want. Without the bull eye, you wouldn’t know where to aim, would you?

 

Training The Mind

There are various methods that you can follow to traing your mind. Monks do this by chanting repetitive lines, members of the catholic train their minds by praying, and some perform physical exercises to calm and train the mind like yoga. All these methods have one thing in common whereas they try to lead the mind to focus on one thing and thus minimizing the activities that running on it.

One method of training the mind is by doing a simpler meditation. This meditation practice has become a popular exercise and an important part of yoga and other religious practices of Buddhism and other Asian religions. There are varieties of meditation; some are simple while others are difficult to master. The simplest form involves assuming a relaxed sitting or lying position and breathing deeply, slowly and rhythmically. Attention is directed only at the breathing movements of the diaphragm and all other thoughts and feelings are gently blocked from consciousness. In some forms of meditation, the individual repeats a sound or word silently to himself or herself.

Practicing simpler meditation’ is a popular method that most people adopted. This method of meditation is an important part of yoga exercise and of other religious practices such as Buddhism and Hinduism. Meditation consists of many levels, from the most basic to the master, and normally practitioner would start from the basic before attempting higher and difficult level.

The basic and simplest form involves by assuming a relaxed sitting or lying position and breath deeply, slowly and rhythmically. Attention is directed to the breathing movements and all other thoughts and feelings are gently blocked from the consciousness. To enable the mind to stay focus, it is advisable (this is even a widely used technique) that the practitioner repeats a sound or word such as ‘om’ when inhaling and ‘sa’ when exhaling silently. Counting the breathing is also one of the many ways.

Researchers in the mental field has found out that by training the mind, it could have direct effect on your personality, self-confidence, performance and perception. It provides evidence for enhanced creativity, perceptual sensitivity, empathy, self-control and self-actualization. It is also suggested that through such training, one would have therapeutic effect on various psychological and psychosomatic disorders. In order words, you will be able to achieve a more balance of emotional state which is so essential in living a positive life.

The best time for practicing meditation is just after you wake up in the morning or before you retire the day. These are the time where there is not much of disturbance and not forget to mention, these are the time that your unconscious mind is more susceptible to autosuggestion and affirmation. Have you heard of the alpha state? This is the state that you are in during these times.

Every successful people have one thing in common and that is mastering the mind. They know that by having control over the mind, they would definitely be able to shape their destiny. It is very obvious that human is a conscious being that always having continuous steam of thoughts, emotions, desires, feelings and sensations. The unstoppable of such activities create chaos inside us and from which problems arise. The mind holds the key of influences over every aspect of our lives and thus, it serves as the commander of our human psychology and physiology. It is through the mind desire to react that we tend to react or perhaps response to things around us.

3 Responses to “Training The Mind”

  1. pratap singh jadeja on January 7th, 2011 5:42 pm

    I always find myself curious about mind and its power. this contents are very usefull for me. thanks a lot to the writer of this book.

  2. Mind Power Mojo on July 11th, 2011 10:29 am

    “Monks do this by chanting repetitive lines….”

    Speaking of sounds made while meditating, the “Om” sure has a nice, deep, reverberating quality to it. Really gets the trunk vibrating comfortably.

  3. Jonnie on June 14th, 2013 5:21 pm

    it’s very interesting reading your article. i have learned a lot from simple meditating. thank you so much for enlightened me.

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