Rule Your Mind or it Will Rule You
Today’s post is titled with a thought from the Buddha, I have always liked it and have used it and variations of it with my clients. When a person feels psychologically unwell it is often the case that they believe that their mind or in many cases their emotions over power them. It is common that a person can feel that they are not in control of themselves, however this is not the case.
The mind and our emotions are manifestations of ourselves. As such, they are under out control at all times, even when it doesn’t feel that way. The NLP co-founder Richard Bandler, often asked the question “who is driving the bus”. The bus being ourselves and driving meaning who controls ourselves. The reality is, we are ultimately in control of ourselves our mind and emotions are meant to serve us.
The moment we control our rule ourselves we are in the best position to make changes to our lives which will be meaningful and long term. The message that many people take in life is that they are not in control, and yes it is true that there are things beyond our control, however, despite this we can manage anything that life throws us, even things we throw at ourselves.