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: Part 2

Living Life In The Now

“All of your dreams can become reality. My dial reaches full, but you’ve only turned me up halfway. Turn me up, and alpha and theta waves will spew from your pores. Knowledge, peace, happiness, and prosperity, will be placed at your feet. Let’s create. Solve. Love. Accomplish. And unify.”

~Roy Ayers, “I Am Your Mind Pt 2

Life In The Now

I know that we’re all busy working, raising families, perhaps, trying to start businesses, dreaming, and trying to accomplish goals, and sometimes, we’re busy doing nothing. At the core of the hustle and bustle of taking care of business, and trying to make a living, is the human tendency to spend most of our time looking too far ahead. By overthinking, we easily take for granted what we have right now. And, right now, is forever.

It May Be Hard To Believe But…

The truth is that we will never achieve the things that we want out of life — knowledge, peace, happiness, love, and prosperity– if we spend all of our energy on tomorrow — what could be, what we fear, and being overly prepared.

It’s Not Our Fault, Entirely

All of our lives, we’ve been being trained, by our parents, teachers, church, and even society itself, that the way to ensure a successful tomorrow, is by preparing for it today. Although that is logical and true, it’s that conditioning that can interfere with us enjoying and making good use of today.

The fear of failure, not having enough, not being enough, and not fitting into a societal mold that dictates what success is “supposed” to look like, detracts us from learning and being our true selves. Because we deny ourselves of ourselves, we never really turn our minds all the way up. Instead, we keep ourselves at a volume that the multitudes can tolerate. So, we live our lives conforming to what “they” say is the way that we are to live. In turn, we never fully realize who we really are.

Little You

When we were kids, we were our true selves. We were outspoken; we were cosmically intelligent and free. Because, we were not exclusively concerned with what other people expected of us. We knew what we wanted, and we were brave enough to imagine, as well as act out our imaginations. For most humans, childhood is the only time that we’ve ever lived out loud.

As we grew older, teachers, parents, and even life itself, began to dim the light that was inside of us, and we would begin to lose our innocence. It was time for those who groomed us to begin teaching us to be responsible adults. Although it is very important that we know how to take care of our responsibilities, our responsibilities are not always right now. There’s never any reason to over plan and insist on being overly prepared, if you are taking care of right now. Put money away, right now! Work, right now! By doing that, all of your tomorrows will take care of themselves.

Are You Seizing The Day, Or Are You Sweating Tomorrow?

All you can do, is all you can do — period. While sweating things that you can’t control or fix, today, you are wasting your right now. Worrying about what’s to come (which might never come), is counterproductive, and it takes you out of the moment. This very moment, is the only time and space that you truly have. As the saying goes, “Tomorrow is not promised”, neither is the next minute. We don’t know how much time we have on this planet, so don’t spend the majority of it worrying about the next moment — which may never come.

Emergency On Planet Earth

As corrupt as our planet can be, it’s still a beautiful planet, with a lot to offer — but only if we are living on it. Each minute that we spend agonizing over things that we have no control over, we are inviting death into our orbit. We merely exist; we don’t live.

Be at one with the Universe, the Creator, the Gods, Allah — whomever or whatever you choose to call your higher power, and trust the process as well as nature. For, just as the nature trusts the process, takes care of itself, and live only in the now…so can we.

Your Dreams Are Waiting To Be Realized By YOU!

Everything that we want — love, success, happiness — is completely achievable. In fact, our dreams already live inside of us — we just have not tuned into them, yet. However, none of us will figure any of it out, if our minds are congested with tomorrow — which doesn’t exist, or the past — which also, doesn’t exist. We must allow ourselves to breathe, relax, and get into the rhythm of our spirits — right now! And, in that meditation (even if it’s walking meditation) we will find the key that unlocks the door to life that we all desire, individually.

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

~Oprah Winfrey