ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to make your brain work for you and not against you?

Updated on May 4, 2012

Or, should I ask, how to prevent your brain and his projections ruin your life? Because, for most of us, it doesn’t seem that the brain helps, as it should or as we are taught he does, but tries to ruin our reality and our real lives with made up stories!

Yes, it is always been taught in Eastern religions that “mind is a monkey” and that it cannot settle in one place. So the whole art and science of meditation is dedicated to trying to calm the mind, but not by force because then he will get more wild, as a monkey would. For us people living in the West it seems that meditative state is hard to achieve – there are not so much Masters present, there seems to be no time, and we seem to be genetically modified over the centuries that we cannot embrace that art so willingly.

There is also a useful statement that is taught by many spiritual teachers that says “do not identify with your mind” because it is not you who identifies, it is the ego. The ego is that relationship between yourself and your mind in which you understand your mind very seriously. The cure might be to let your mind work on his own while not taking him seriously but more as a joke teller. Trying to calm the mind by force is one way of taking him seriously, and it might get you mad.

In medieval alchemy, the head is the place for distillation, it is some kind of a vessel, brain also. It is a place where all other chemicals or humors from the body gather and need to be arranged the right way. That kind of method would I propose to people who are not fond of meditation, since that method is closer to us. The brain really is an excellent tool, but you need to use it the right way! And the right way is to observe it solely as a tool. That needs the right knowledge of methodology and a little common sense.

You see people with poor methodology who let fantasy ruin their life. Little girls watch Twilight and cry because they do not have a strong but gentle glimmering vampire vegetarian by their side even if they have a decent human boyfriend. You see guys watch porn and lust for easy women even if they have good girlfriends.

Not that you should draw yourself from your emotions or urges, not that you should castrate yourself and become an eunuch dedicated to scientific work, you just need to give your urges the proper place and to know the right way to treat your emotions. Arrange them with your powerful brain, use your head as a vessel and do not take your feelings or thoughts personally. This might give the right direction to your life!

Some people use their sufferings and past experiences to get something out of them and write stories: fiction or non-fiction, with great insights found inside them. They lived through all that inside their souls and wrote them to us, as a present. Some people write songs, and some do engage into scientific research with great honesty, while some tend to help other people in many ways. It is a full array of things you can do, using your mind and not letting it ruin you.

At the end, as a conclusion, we can sum the whole text in one sentence: You can carry a head full of bad trips, just do not take them seriously – that way you can let them exist but they will not hurt you! Though, a little creativity and method in arranging them could help.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      'You can carry a head full of bad trips, just do not take them seriously – that way you can let them exist but they will not hurt you!'

      Thanks. Never thought this way! :)

    • Gentle Fist profile imageAUTHOR

      Gentle Fist 

      6 years ago from Serbia

      Appreciate that, thank you :)

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      This was interesting, something to think about.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)