Understanding the Nature of Our Minds

Posted on February 15, 2021

Understanding the Nature of Our Minds

Happy President’s Day and Mindfulness Meditation Monday!

As we read more reports on the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, it becomes urgently important for all of us to educate ourselves on the foundation of mental health— exploring and understanding the nature of our own mind. 

Just as each parent, for the well-being of their child, works with and around their personality, each of us for our own well-being has to work with and around our own mind. If we can take the first steps toward understanding the tendencies of our own mind, we can carry ourselves, our children, and other family members to the doorstep of mental wellness. 

Unfortunately, we are never taught this skill in school or by our parents. So, when our mental well-being is tested with life’s big challenges—such as this pandemic—we have a mental health plight. And as the community numbers in this condition grow—which has been reflected in visits to doctors and drug prescriptions—we enter a mental health crisis. I find great truth in this quote by one of my first spiritual teachers, Wayne Dyer.

Dr Wayne Dyer Quote

Could there be a more pressing time for us to start understanding and then learning to manage the nature of our mind? This truly is one of the biggest imperatives of this pandemic. It has issued a red-carpet invitation to cultivate a necessary life skill. When we take on this responsibility for ourselves, we take it on for our children, our families, our partners, our friends, and our peers. The ripple effect is immeasurable. 

This will be our mindfulness meditation practice tonight: Exploring the nature of our mind. Please join me for a 30-minute drop-in, tonight from 8-8:30 p.m. PST. It’s FREE. The only thing required is registration: https://courses.toolsofgrowth.com/p/mindfulness-meditation-monday 

I sincerely hope to see you tonight.