Ocean of Mind
Everyone thinks. It is our nature to think. But much of our thinking left to itself is biased, distorted, ill-founded, or prejudiced. Our thinking shapes and determines how we feel and what we want. When we think well, we are motivated to do things that make sense and motivated to act in ways that help rather than harm ourselves and others. Mind is known to itself only through its activities. Mind without mental states is a mere abstraction—a word without a corresponding mental image or concept.
The mind has three basic functions: thinking, feeling, and wanting.
Thinking is the pan of the mind that figures things out. It makes sense of life’s events. It creates the ideas through which we define situations, relationships and problems. It continually tells us: This is what is going on. This is What is happening. Notice this and that.
Feelings are created by thinking — evaluating whether the events of our lives are positive or negative. Feelings continually tell us: “This is how I should feel about what is happening in my life. I’m doing really well.” 01’, alternatively, “Things aren’t going well for me.”
Desires allocate energy to action, in keeping with What We define as desirable and possible. It continually tells us: “This is worth getting. Go for it!” Or, conversely, “This is not worth getting. Don’t bother.”
But important to understand is the point where it all originates. We, in simple terms, call that point of origin which simply fills up the space called “Mind” with several different things related to Feeling and Desire, is “Thought” . it’s important to understand the concept called “thought” and the mechanism of “thinking” that relates to the matter called “mind”.
LIVING IN THE MOMENT
What is Living in the Moment?
A good example of living in the moment can be seen watching exciting game of T20. It doesn’t matter if you made the last shot, blew the last shot, because the next play is already in motion. You don’t have time to get stuck in the past. If you get stuck thinking about what just happened a moment ago you’re a step behind what’s happening in the moment. Circumstances are always changing from moment to moment to moment Living in the present moment means no longer worrying about what happened in the past and not fearing what will happen in the future. It means enjoying what’s happening now and living for today. Be concerned with the present rather than with past or future, Stop imagining, Experience the real, Stop unnecessary thinking, Take full responsibility for your actions, feelings, and thoughts.
CHAPTER – 3 DEALING WITH STRESS
Stress is a fact of life, wherever you are and whatever you are doing. You cannot avoid stress. Everyone experiences stress from time to time. We all face different challenges and obstacles, and sometimes the pressure is hard to handle. When we feel overwhelmed or unsure how to meet the demands placed on us, we experience stress. In small doses, stress can be a good thing. It can give you the push you need, motivating you to do your best and to stay focused and alert.
DEPRESSION : EFFECT OF MIND ON BODY
Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Sadness is something we all experience. It is a normal reaction to difficult times in life and usually passes with a little time. Depression — also called “clinical depression” or a “depressive disorder”—is a mood disorder that causes distressing symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.
How To Identify Depressed State Of Mind?
Depression affects different people in different ways. For example:
Women have depression more often than men. Biological, lifecycle, and hormonal factors that are unique to women may be linked to their higher depression rate. Women with depression typically have symptoms of sadness, worthlessness, and guilt.
Men with depression are more likely to be very tired, irritable, and sometimes angry. They may lose interest in work or activities they once enjoyed, have sleep problems, and behave recklessly, including the misuse of drugs or alcohol. Many men do not recognize their depression and fail to seek help.
Older adults with depression may have less obvious symptoms, or they may be less likely to admit to feelings of sadness or grief. They are also more likely to have medical conditions, such as heart disease, which may cause or contribute to depression.
Younger children with depression may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to a parent, or worry that a parent may die. Older children and teens with depression may get into trouble at school, sulk, and be irritable. Teens with depression may have symptoms of other disorders, such as anxiety, eating disorders, or substance abuse.
POSITIVE MIND -KEY TO SUCCESS
Positive Mindset helps you to seek happiness, health and a happy ending regardless of the situation. Lot of successful people have recognized the positivity as the key to success. Power of positivity may change your personal and professional life. Thus, in the tough situations, people ask you to think positive. Now you may have keenness to know what makes positivity a must for you to meet success.