Hurricane: The Path of the Mind

“Mind is the deadliest of foes, but the most useful of servants.  When it turns wild and gets out of control, it heads for certain destruction.  When properly awakened and controlled, there is no limit to what the mind can do.” Charan Singh

There are two definitions that will help understand this quote: 

  1. Awakened:  To be completely conscious.
  2. Conscious:  Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.

The hurricane that traveled up the East Coast left a path of destruction and chaos.  The aftermath of allowing our tumultuous thoughts to take charge of our behavior will create similar consequences.

Everything in our path is impacted; relationships, physical and emotional health, ability to make clear decisions and more.

Only when we can anchor our minds are in the present moment are we able to make choices of how we want to behave, rather than reacting to our circumstances.

Let me know in the comments below how you relate to this.  What happens when your mind spins out of control?

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