How To Master Your Mind

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha

Mastering Your Mind

Unless you learn to be the master of your mind, you will never find the peace of mind that you so dearly want. The mind is an amazing tool, but just like with any tool you need to learn to use it. The mind is a great servant but a horrible master. Many come to think that their mind is something they cannot control, but with proper discipline you will prove to your self that this is untrue.

There is one law of the mind, this law is that whatever you pay attention to is what you become conscious of. So if you never really pay any attention to how your mind works, you will never have conscious control over it. Once you begin to try and understand and pay attention to your mind, you come to see its positive and negative tendencies. You come to realize that your identity is not your thoughts and mind, your true nature is beyond that.

You realize that you are pure consciousness and not what your consciousness had identified itself with (thoughts and mind). This is why people who are not aware of this, their life experience is determined by the quality of thoughts they have. People who are not conscious of their thoughts will just keep recycling the same internal dialogue. If you constantly have thoughts of worry and anxiety, your mind will be robbed of its vital energy.

The Quality of Your Mind Is Determined by The Quality of Your Thoughts

You must learn to consciously choose which thoughts you allow into your mind. On average we have 50,000 to 60,000 thoughts that run through our mind. If you really pay attention you will see that about 95% of those thoughts are thoughts that you had from the day before. This will help you realize that how you think is simply a function of habit and conditioning. If you are always worrying this is simply from a negative thinking habit. Reality reflects back to you what you think commonly, change your common thought, and change your life.

You just need to take full responsibility and understand that mind management is essential to life management. Here is the amazing thing about being conscious human being, you have free will. You are the one who ultimately gets to decide what you pay attention to. The problem is that if you are not the master of your mind, your current mental habits will be the one to choose.

In all circumstances your free will boils down to what you choose to pay attention to. Learn to watch at all times where your mind is placing its attention. If you find that it is not conducive to your growth, change it. The more you do this the stronger your will power will become. You will have the power to direct your mind towards your intention. When you know your personal intent, it helps you stay centered and lets you know when you are not centered.

Cultivate Your Mind

The way you think stems from habit, so your mental mastery will come from the conditioning you give it. No matter what happens in your life, you alone have the power to choose how you respond to it. Learn to form the mental habit of looking for the positive in every experience you have. This will develop the habit that will allow you to overcome challenges and support your inner growth.

Just remember that in life there are no mistakes only lessons. Learn not to judge situations as either good or bad, but just as a learning experience. If you truly learn from it you will not commit the same thing you label as a mistake. If you keep committing the same mistake you will know you have really not learned from the experience. You are still allowing your old ways of thinking dictate how you act in a given situation.

Techniques On How To Master Your Mind To Get Rid of Worry and Anxiety

1. Concentrate on an object: Pick an object that you will use for your daily ritual. As an example you can use a flower or a statue. Everyday take some time to just observe it. Learn to keep your minds attention only on the object. Notice everything you can about it. When your mind wonders off and thinks of something else bring your attention back to the object.

Your goal here is to each day be able to increase the time you are able to concentrate solely on the object with out deviation from it. At first this will be very difficult for many. Don’t get discouraged just realize that the more you exercise the easier it will get. This is a mental exercise for your mind. Just like with your body if you don’t exercise the mind it becomes lazy and unfocused.

You either control your mind or it controls you. Once you have the power to concentrate through your will power, you will be able to banish the thoughts of worry. As soon as you notice negative thoughts bubble up within you, you will have the power to refocus your attention on thoughts that will better serve you.

2. Opposition thinking: By nature the way that our brains are wired, we are only able to focus on one thought at a time. Learn watch every negative thought that comes into your mind. Before you give any power to it, unclutch from it and replace it with an opposite positive thought. Learn to mother good thoughts. Carry a notebook with you, each time you become aware of your negative thinking, write it down. This will simply be a friendly reminder of how many negative thoughts you had in a day.

Take the Time to reflect on your day: Every night make it a habit of running through your day in your mind. What was the general theme? How were you thinking? How did this influence your day and ultimately your interpretation of it? This is very important because if we don’t take the time to analyze our thinking we will not be conscious of any problems and then make the appropriate changes.

3. Magnetic Visualization: the difference between your imagination and visualization is this, in visualization you can see it in your mind, but in your heart you also believe it is possible. Take out the list of all the negative thoughts you had for the day. What was the opposite positive thought to counteract it? Now visualize that thought in the theater of your mind, live it out in as much detail as possible. If you had a sad thought and than replaced it with a happy thought, mentally see how you act and feel when you are truly happy. What kind of things do you do? What kind of energy do you feel?

Try to really live it in your mind. Your mind thinks in pictures, your goal is to get your thoughts in alignment with your positive mental slide show. Your mental pictures serve as a target; remember that without a target we can’t focus our energies towards a specific outcome. When we can clearly see it in our mind, we will find a way to bring about its fulfillment.

The best times to visualize are when you wake up in the morning and are in a drowsy state. Don’t wake up fully, stay in this drowsy state where your brain is on a slower Alpha wave length. In this state you are able to impregnate your subconscious mind directly with your visualization. Do this each morning and see how your visualization affects your day. Did this influence the theme of your day? I think you will have many lovely surprises from this technique.

4. Daily Meditation: Make it a habit to mediate once in the morning and before going to sleep. Mediation will help you develop a calm mind. It will help you become a witness to your inner world. It will help you to dis identify yourself from your thoughts and mind and allow you to question all your thoughts.

Practice these techniques without fail for one month, one month should be enough to make it a habit. If you skip a day, start all over. Making this commitment to yourself will yield amazing results.

How Mastering Your Mind Will Create Your Destiny

Once you are able to direct where you place your minds attention through your free will, you will be able to concentrate all your energies on one task at a time, until you see it to completion. Through your mental habit of opposition thinking you will be able to maintain a positive mindset. It will direct your attitude and ultimately how you respond to situations and decisions that shape your life. Through your magnetic visualization each time you summon a positive thought, in your minds eye you will see it in its entirety and keep you focused on your target.

So the secret of your happiness is to find what you truly love to do and then direct your mind’s focused concentrated energy to its attainment. I am sure you see how important it is to learn how to master your mind. Once you are able to direct your mind you are able to direct the path you take in life.

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37 Responses to How To Master Your Mind

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts Karlil. Hope all is well, keep up the great work.

  1. As always Ivan you show me the things that I have always known but not put into words, and finally have come back to focus on from now on..I use to think I was thinking positive but I was a little off centre..thanks for being one of the mirrors that showed me home 🙂

  2. This is a very helpful article, Ivan! Visualization is very important, because it works really well. Even negative visualization. The part about conditioning, how we see ourselves depends on what happened in the past. But of course how we view the past also effects us. If we view past failures as, “I’m a failure” then that’s what we become. If we view them as “mistakes I learned from” then you start to move up and use past experiences to move you forward instead of cripple you. A few years ago I learned a little about this, I was amazed at how much control you have over yourself, just by controlling the way you think.

    Great article, you have some excellent writing skills.


  3. Hey Ivan,

    That was a great article. It was helpful since I’ve been reviewing Joseph Murphy’s Power of the Unconscious. While reading the book has been useful to put me in the right frame of mind, I struggle to change the habits of my mind. This article had some great practical tips.

  4. Amazing article. The mind can be your greatest ally or enemy. Bad thoughts can come from anywhere. These thoughts can change your mood even if you were previously in a good state.

  5. Hi Ivan, I found this post incredibly helpful! Like you said, at the moment it’s very important to me to calm my mind and to meditate again, by focusing and releasing. Thanks so much for what you have written, I was looking for it! 🙂

  6. Good shit man. When i came across your site i gathered you were going to bullshit your way into a sale of some description. I am suprised and delighted that you have some very good and accurate material. Nice one bro!

    • thanks a lot :)..I am really glad that you liked my site :)…yeah I don’t like bullshit either lol…hope all is well…take care …peace

  7. It’s an article that bring me to the deep part of my brain, I would like to do this exercise everyday but.,.,I’m busy and so many people around me to concentrate THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME TO HOW TO USE MY MIND…

  8. Hi Ivan! You have a great site. I’m going through a period of detaching from my mind as well and found this really helpful. I see you are in South Korea! I am too! Hope you enjoy your stay here

  9. I am on a quest to be all that I can be in this physical reality and to awaken from this god-awful repetitive spell. I desire to be the autonomous, sovereign, master of my life from here on out. I was drawn to this article once I put that intention out there. I’m only 38. To live the rest of my in the miraculous state of mind will be my reality thanks to these tips to get me started. Amazing article you got here.

  10. Very nice info, I would like to add that the power of affirmations will help remind us of who we are and what we want. We can achieve anything, we have superpowers within us, we just need to learn to channel the energy and be happy about it 🙂

  11. Hi Ivan!!..
    You are doing a wonderful job in motivating the people by making them to realize their strengths. This article content is very useful to all ages in today lives..Thanx for sharing..

  12. Hello Fellow Lightworker,

    I was reading your ebook and said wtf and clicked your link. Its amazing how the universe works. I have a message that I would like to share and its nice to see someone further along the path. Amazingly I am in South Korea as well. I would really like to ask, listen and eventually model what you have done but from my own perspective. If you are open to mentoring someone with a message but who needs help in delivery in digital platforms let me know ok?

    Keep shining love and light….Terry

  13. Help!!! These panic attacks are driving me crazy. I can’t go into a meeting without meds and I hate it. I’m taking all these drugs and I don’t like it.

  14. I’m in love with your website bro, I start my day with reading any of the article. It gives me immense power to spend my day effectively and instant peace of mind like which we get after few hours of meditation.

    May God Bless you. 🙂

  15. In this moment of my life, I’m developing really anxious thoughts and growing fears within me, I’ve come to question my choices and everything.
    I started thinking that I had to find a way to stop me from going up the wall, I have a wild imagination, but with slightly pessimistic notes. And well, your post is surely something.
    Thank you very much.

  16. I always think positive but why sometimes some fear,worry,distraction and negativity bothers me even I don’t pay attention to that.when I prepare myself to do something even relaxing,focus on something or meditate,these things interrupt so I have to try hard to concentration which is tired my brain and if im sitting or doing anything calmly,i don’t know why negative thoughts distracts and bothers. do you have any suggestion for that

  17. Very insightful to know that the you cannot use the mind to control the mind It’s better to go beyond transcend or gain little detachement from your thoughts and the mind .To be controlled by every thought of your mind is the most closed life anyone can live. Enjoy the mind when it’s having positive thoughts and maintain or watch in detachement when it enters negative mode for we are indeed not our thoughts . I guess my understanding is correct Great Article and you have my votes !
    George From West Africa

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