Yes, I know, I know. You probably think I am crazy for putting this quote up there. Who in their right mind would say something so insane? Well if you think it is insane I want to have a little chat with you.
The difference between my mind and my brain? I use the example of coming up to a stop light and seeing it turn yellow. I am in that no man’s land place, where if driving cautiously(and abiding by the speed limit, that is another story) I would slow down, even if I had to do it a little assertively and stop for the light. That is my brain at work. Now my mind says, “Oh my Ggod…….step on it!!!”
What does all of this mean? Why do I need to punch it to make it through the light? In a hurry, late, on and on and on are the reasons why. But they all come down to one thing: fear! What am I afraid of? That is in and of itself another post.
This post is about our mind being our enemy. I created this construct, my mind, based on my history of what the world “should” be. I want to go through the stop light because for some reason I “think,” I need to. It doesnt matter whatever the reason is, what matters is that I have this part of me, my mind, that doesnt want to be reasonable,(well reasonable according to the law)unless you define reasonable as agreeing with me.
“[I]n therapy, an important part of the psychological process involves examining how we think.” What is my need to run that light about? It is because I think that there is something wrong with me if I dont get to the next destination sooner, or I just want to make it through this light as if there was some sort of race. I think both of those reasons come from the same place.
Just a thought about why the mind is not always beneficial to us.
123 RV, SA, JW
Quotes by James Hillman