What is Mind ?

Palguni GT

Mind is a Complex Mechanism that enables human with cognitive and noncognitive capabilities. Cognitive Capabilities includes consciousness , imagination, perception , thinking , intelligence , judgement, language and memory. Non Cognitive Capabilities includes Feelings, Emotions , instinct and thoughts.

Mind is a source of private thoughts to which no one but the owner has access.Mind is not a static nor does it posses definite structure. The capabilities of Mind (like thoughts,..) are dynamic in nature , which arise and passes away continuously.

Three States / Areas of Mind :

1.Conscious Mind: Is the state we’re aware and think of it. It contains all of thoughts , memories , feelings and wishes of which we are aware at any given moment. [ Reference]

1. Subconscious Mind : It is data – bank for everything, which stores beliefs, previous experience, past memories and skills . It is guiding system and communicate the information to Conscious Mind. [ Reference ]

2. Unconscious Mind: The unconscious mind is a reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories that are outside of our conscious awareness. The unconscious mind contains contents that are unacceptable or unpleasant, such as feelings of pain, anxiety, or conflict.[ Reference ]

Interesting Quotes on Mind :

1. Mind is every thing . What you think, you become. [ Buddha]

2. I am the Mind , The Master Key to achieve anything you want. Once I am set all set…[ Deep Trivedi ]

3. You have two choices: to control your mind , or to let your mind control you .[ Buddha]

4.There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires. [ Buddha]

5.Mind is a beautiful servant but a dangerous master.

6. A negative mind will never give you positive life [ Buddha]

7.A disciplined mind brings happiness. [ Buddha]

8.Rule your mind or it will rule you [ Buddha]

9.Blissful is a state of Mind [ Buddha]

10.Your Mind is a magnet: If you always think of blessings, you attract more blessings. If you always think of problems, you attract more problems. Always keep good thoughts and always stay positive. [ Buddha]

11.All wrong doing arises because of mind . If the mind is transformed can wrong doing remain?” [ Buddha]

12.” Quiet the Mind , And the Soul will Speak. [ Buddha]

13.Sometimes you change your mind.. Sometimes your mind changes you[ Binyomin Scheiman]

14.If you can change you Mind, You can change your life.[ William James]

15.If you want peace of mind , stop fighting with your thoughts [ Anonymous]

16.The mind reflects the world, and the world reflects the mind. [ James Pierce]

17.Train your mind to think outside the box. [ Anonymous]

18.The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. [ Albert Einstein]

19.The mind is like a mirror, whatever comes in front of it is reflected in it.[ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar]

20.Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.[ William S Burroughs]