The Journey of the Human Mind, Part 3: The Finale

Following The Lead of Mind And Soul

This is the final installation of my Journey of the Human Mind series. Throughout this series, it’s been my intent to examine mind travel, the use of words, and the use of our time. I hope that this series has inspired you all to pay attention to the things that enter our minds, and offer a different perspective of how to use and benefit from our cosmic resources — to achieve the peace of mind that is required to reach our goals, and live a more relaxed and rewarding life.

“It’s not at all fair that I feel as I do. Tell me something to make me feel better”

~Roy Ayers, “I Am Your Mind

Our minds and our souls are the most honest and powerful components of our spirit. They’re more honest and powerful than even our hearts and our brains. However, we never allow them to reach their full potential. Although our cosmic connection is tied only to our mind, soul, and spirit, we are constantly trying to train them — telling them what to do, how to feel, and what to think — even though as humans, we are not qualified to give such instructions.

The Journey of Mind And Soul

The mind and soul are on their own journey. The mission of the mind is to keep our vibrations and frequencies high by releasing serotonin into our brains which enables us to be cool, relaxed, well rested, and able to make reasonable decisions. The mind, on its own, is incapable of manufacturing negativity. When those thoughts occur, they are environmental, or self taught (usually as reactions to personal experiences). The human mind will always lead us in the direction of our purpose, as long as it is not being steered by us or other outside forces. Because we refuse to trust the power of our spirit, we are constantly trying to force it into the direction that we want it to go, based on our ideas, wants, and needs, until what once was a perfect mechanism of a perfect system, is no longer as functional as it was designed to be.

The soul houses our consciousness, morality, being, and in conjunction with the mind, our actions. It is our very essence. It’s the only part of us that will live forever.

As with the mind, we allow our souls to become congested with ideas, thoughts, and situations, that take us off of our intended courses — which is our true purpose. Outer influences can poison, as well as nourish, our souls, depending on whether we are allowing it to be steered, or if it is organically traveling in its own direction and reaching only those who are conducive to our evolution and well being. A soul left to its own devices, can only lead a body to its true purpose. It cannot be out-thought or, out-loved. Even if its true nature is suppressed for long periods of time, it’s true self is always revealed, eventually.

Let Your Spirit Be Your Guide

Masking emotions, hiding scars, and living a facade will not only prevent our true selves from reaching the souls of others, but it will also prevent accessory souls from reaching us. Since the soul is a component of our spirit, and our spirit is our connection to the Universe, it’s best not to disturb that connection. However, we do. And, then we wonder why things go wrong.

It’s not wise to selfishly try manipulate the mind and soul to work against their nature, to act in our favor. Together, the two must follow their own unique design to lead us to our divine destinations. When we act against the nature of our true beings, we become impatient, anxious, and depressed — which is counterproductive to our growth.

We spend a lot of time focusing on the worst case scenario, and unproductive thoughts, such as: memories of things that weaken our vibrations, deaths, loneliness, and other unhappy situations, instead of focusing on that which gives life –possibilities, each new day, the air, the sun, the Universe!

It’s fine to stroll down memory lane sometimes. Good memories can keep our vibrations high. However, it’s not okay to stay there. Remember, the past does not exist, and we can never go back to those times. Focusing on today, and making new memories, and meeting goals, gives life. When strolling down memory lane, STAY OUT OF THE GHETTO! The mind does not steer us there — we do!

Trust The Process

Humans are indeed obsessed with things going wrong. We can hardly enjoy the pleasant events of life without expecting the bottom to fall out. We think and speak these things into existence, and then agonize when they come to fruition. The weight and worry that we place on ourselves is unnecessary. The Universe is aware of our greatness and wants us to have the everything that we desire — love, prosperity, peace, knowledge, abundance, and happiness, but we have to stop getting in our own way. We must concentrate on that which will raise our vibrations, influence growth, feed our spirits, and provide a good source of energy.

We cannot do it by ourselves! This has been proven time and time again. We become emotional and we have a need to control things, which has a tendency to make things worse. Put your trust in your higher power, regardless of what you call him or her. Trust your spirit, mind, and soul to lead you to the path of your destiny, because you will never find on your own. And most of all, trust the process!

“In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”

~Lawrence Sterne

The Journey of the Human Mind

Contradictions And Evolution

I was soaking in the tub a few nights ago, with music playing softly in the background, as I always do. I have a special playlist that consist of relaxing music — mostly instrumentals, that I only use for this event. The sole purpose of soaking is to cleanse my aura and allow myself to relax and be at one with the Universe.

I Am Your Mind

On this night, “I Am Your Mind” by Roy Ayers (one of the few songs on that playlist that has words) began to play. I’ve heard that song thousands of times, but obviously, I had never really listened it. As I laid back in the tub with all but my face under water, incense burning, Zen candle lit, I took the time to listen deeply to the lyrics.

After the song ended, I continued to think about the words, even though other songs had started and ended. The lyric that stood out the most for me was:

“I was your mind yesterday; I am your mind today; and I’ll be your mind tomorrow. And as our end draws near, we will become closer. But you and I will never be one, for I will part from you, and you will part from me; you finding another mind, and I, another soul. And we will travel on and on.”

This got me thinking about our thoughts and our words. Thoughts travel through our minds constantly, at lightning pace — sometimes erratically. Some ideas are created in our minds as the result of overthinking. And, there are times when the Universe whispers to us in our thoughts and helps us work out things in our lives. When thoughts are erratic, they can drive us crazy! We jump from thing to thing, subject to subject as if some sadistic spirit has remote control of our brains. At any rate, our minds are always busy.

Contradiction Doesn’t Have To Be A Bad Thing

What we currently think at any given time will not necessarily stay with us, and that’s not a bad thing; may we all live long enough to contradict ourselves. We are ever changing beings, and as we evolve, so will our mindsets, thoughts, and perhaps, belief systems. Experience, as well as lessons learned along the way, whether personally or through others, can reshape us as they enter our orbit. This shouldn’t be resisted; it is conducive to our growth.

As we learn more about ourselves and some of those thoughts begin to manifest, we become excited to share what we know, and who we’ve become — sometimes on a “need to know” basis, and sometimes voluntarily. Eventually, those thoughts and ideas translate to words and begin to travel through space, reaching others and having an effect on them. Words can enlighten, provoke thought, and sometimes, words can completely turn people off. Regardless of the effect that our ideas have on others, they are still absorbed by the people around us, which could aid in their evolution, or their resistance.

Mind Traveling

So, as we transmit information from mind to mind, and soul to soul, we all grow together, as well as apart, because our minds and our souls are designed for expansion — to move forward. Our minds are always vulnerable to what’s going on around us. We think, ponder, and wonder. The byproduct of that energy is creation. We are all creators — transmitters of good and bad energy, and it all starts with parts of us that no one can see or touch — yet many will reach: our minds and our souls.

“The Mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but it’s always breaking away from the present moment and losing itself in schemes of future felicity… The natural flight of the human mind are not pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope”

~Samuel Johnson