Taking care of our minds

By Jean Ricot Dormeus
Like our most precious assets, our minds require compassionate care to function at their best. So long as we nurture them, they provide us with adequate ideas and effective thinking. Aesop’s soldier offers an invaluable lesson. First, he took care of his horse, then he neglected her. When he nurtured his horse, he enjoyed her speed, elegance and strength. After he neglected her and imposed drudgery on her, he had to go on foot to another war.

How well do we nurture our minds? This question does not even dawn on many people. Reason why they allow their minds to feed on distasteful scenes, distressing stories or time consuming destructive distractions. Or they coast down the hill of life in idleness.

Those who afford such a waste end up wanting. They experience a decline in their mental sharpness, difficulty to focus on what matters, and defective thinking.

When we take good care of our minds, our thinking process function smoothly, we detect opportunities readily, and we take steps to transform our circumstances.

We take good care of our minds by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, by developing our spirituality, and by pursuing knowledge and wisdom. We do all this through learning and practicing what we learn. Reading good books stands out as one of the most effective tools in this regard.

If we take better care of our minds, we will enhance the quality of our lives. We will develop better relationships. We will live in higher spheres of peace, happiness and prosperity.

Taking good care of our minds starts with a strong desire to improve day by day. Then everything else will fall into place. And we will realize that care defines ability.

Jean Ricot Dormeus

Check out my book “Land of Dormant Dreams, A Walk into the Future”

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Jean Ricot Dormeus, Land of Dormant Dreams – A Walk into the Future, p. 61