Can you imagine being put in the driving seat of a car for the first time and being expected to get it from A to B safely? You don't know how the brakes work, or the gears, and you don't have the spacial awareness yet to steer it through gaps without bumping into passing objects.
That's what happens to us with our minds. Our mind is the tool we use for reasoning, thinking, and making decisions as we pass through life, but nobody teaches us how to use it. We don't know how to keep it safe, or how to stop it becoming overloaded and suffering from stress or anxiety. Most of us are completely unaware of how to use our minds as a platform to reach to higher understandings, to cultivate inner awareness and see the bigger picture, the spiritual reality of our life and the lives of those around us.
Levels of Understanding
Ayurveda teaches us that not only are we operating through the mind, but that there are different levels within our mind, and that by developing a basic understanding of them we can learn how to protect ourselves from picking up impressions that will bother us in our dreams and quiet moments or even in our day to day lives when we suddenly feel overwhelmed with anxiety.
Garbage in Stress and Anxiety Out
Protect Your Mind with Healthy Choices
The first step in having a good doorman is to use our intelligence to determine what we're allowing our senses to focus on in the first place. If we want to experience peace inside we need to learn to exercise discrimination outside and that means we need to make good choices in what we're watching, what we're seeing around us, what we're hearing, what we're saying and what we're tasting and eating.