The mind loves to wander. Ask it to solve a tough problem, and within thirty seconds it’ll be off gathering posies or fighting imaginary battles in the backyard of your brain. This is totally human and totally normal: Your mind is like a child in an endless playground, decorated with distractions. It’s better than any toy, game or amusement park ever made: anything you can think, you can create for your own enjoyment.
Your mind is the most powerful thing you will ever have. It has the strength to lift you up, to cast you down, to make you happy or sad, to love, to hate, to celebrate and grieve. It can build a beautiful life for you, or fill your world with sadness. This immense power is yours to control—but if you’re like most people, your mind is preoccupied and prone to flights of fancy. Childishly, it runs from subject to subject, unwilling to stop and sit for even a minute or two.
And if you can’t stop your mind, how can you think clearly?
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