It is weird what the human mind can achieve.
It can make you think that your closest friends could hurt you, or that your own parents do not care for you. Despite all the evidence that proves otherwise, it will still try to convince you that whatever you’re thinking is right.
You could fight as much as you would like to and sometimes you win, but no matter how many wars are fought it keeps coming back with even more strange thoughts that one would argue are incorrect.
People are made to believe that the mind and the body are one and that might be a true fact but why does it feel that your mind is the master and your body, a mere slave to it, because after all your body will not be able to function without it.
It can jump to conclusions; make you have negative or positive thoughts and can change the course of your whole life by commanding one single gesture. It defines who you are in society by controlling what you say (opinions), what you do (actions) and what you feel (emotions).
I’ve always wondered if the mind and the conscience worked together or were against each other. As it feels that the conscience is the little slave that fights all those battles to try and escape from the control of the mind and succeeds ever so slightly. As for the mind, it is the strongest of us all.
However, the mind is also the store well of creativity. All our modern-day gadgets and machines are results of the mind’s capability to understand or process a given situation and come up with various viable solutions.
The mind is what controls us. The mind is what differentiates the good from the bad. The mind is what pushes us through all experiences of life trying to use logic to solve all our problems.
And you, my friend, have to learn to be stronger than the mind itself.
D.V. Lakshitha, B.Des. Visual Communication Sem. II, Unitedworld Institute of Design
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