Mind and thoughts are a part of our expression. We often try to control the mind but are unaware of the quality of our thoughts.
Mind its dynamic. It is fluid and is physically non-existent. Yet, it manifests itself on the physical plane. Our mind is used as a tool of expression by our intellect.
Our intellect projects desires that are unfulfilled through our thought flow. Our mind responds to this thought flow and uses our sense organs to match the sense objects that can quench these unfulfilled desires. It starts to perceive these objects as ‘most important’ for the task at hand.
This whole process is so ‘Rajasic’ in nature; the whole process gets driven by impulse and soon goes out of control.
When the desire remains unfulfilled, our emotions get the better of us and we succumb to the pull and push, the whims and fancies of the mind.
We cannot control the thoughts but we can bring in an attitude of “Sattva” to tone down the Rajasic quality of the mind.
By engaging in the conscious practicing of healthy values in life such as Forgiveness, Straight-forwardness, Kindness Cheerfulness and Truth, we can prevent the mind from getting distracted by the thoughts that provoke the latent desires in us.
By practicing such values, we can go beyond the mind and its impulses and engage in higher meditative practices that can liberate us from the mundane existence through the senses.