Training the Mind

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The human mind posses the most intractable problems in many areas of study, perhaps nothing is more obvious than that each of us is a conscious being with a continuous steam of thoughts, emotions, desires and sensations. Because the mind holds key influence to almost everything, our mind is the commander if the human body. It is through our minds desire to react that we tend to react to a lot of things, that we run when we are in danger or in trouble and we fight whenever we need to defend.

Learning pervades our lives. Among students, learning is involved not only in the mastery of a new skills or academic subjects but also in the development of emotions, social interactions and even personality. It is through training of our minds that human beings achieve more. By training our mind we and set a specific targets towards our desired goal.

There are many ways to train the mind. Monks do this by chanting repetitive lines, members of the catholic train their minds by praying, and some perform physical exercises to calm and train the mind like yoga.

One method of training the mind is by doing a simpler meditation. This meditation practice has become a popular exercise and an important part of yoga and other religious practices of Buddhism and other Asian religions. There are varieties of meditation; some are simple while others are difficult to master. The simplest form involves assuming a relaxed sitting or lying position and breathing deeply, slowly and rhythmically. Attention is directed only at the breathing movements of the diaphragm and all other thoughts and feelings are gently blocked from consciousness. In some forms of meditation, the individual repeats a sound or word silently to himself or herself.

Generally, meditation procures a release of state, some experiencing achievement of desirable altered state if consciousness, meditation is a practice that trains the mind in order to bring mental process under greater voluntary control. It like wise cultivates specific mental activities such as consciousness and psychological well-being. At its best, mediation stabilizes attention, transforms emotion and emotions, cultivates awareness, and heightens sensitivity to unethical behaviors.

Experimental studies mind training has a direct effect on the personality, performance, and perception. It provides evidence for enhanced creativity, perceptual sensitivity, empathy, lucid dreaming, self-actualization, self-control and actualization in life. It elicits significant physiological effects. In addition, research suggests that through this training of the mind, it can provide some therapeutic effect on various psychological land psychosomatic disorders.

By training our mind a wide range of beneficial effect and therapeutic benefits can be acquired and procedure. The best time in training is in the morning after the rising and showering. The early evening or part where there is not much of disturbance is a nice place too. This is also about accepting ideals and ideas that would benefit us in many ways. By re-programming our thinking we can actually increase our chance of achieving a particular goal.

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This article was published on 2010/03/28