This is a series of four talks titled “The Mind, Mindfulness, & Me”.
If you want to live a life where you can experience peace, joy, and fulfillment, then there is an urgent need to be more in control of your mind and emotions. If you are the servant of your mind and its’ innumerable desires, and make decisions based upon waves of emotion that can sweep over the mind, you will fundamentally be unhappy. And there is a deep spiritual reason for this.
This series offers very practical ways to make your life better. The foundation to achieving this depends upon a growing awareness of my true spiritual being. That I am an eternal spiritual being, temporarily covered by a physical body and the mind. This outer garment is not me and trying to satisfy its’ demands cannot bring me happiness.
Two important verses from the Bhagavad-gita speak to what happens when I do not have control of the mind and worse when it controls you:
One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well. Bhagavad-gita 6.5
For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy. Bhagavad-gita 6.6