What is the mind? Is it a part of the body or not? Psychology's Computational Theory tells us that the body and mind are different entities. How are they separate? Sometimes when our body is relaxed and immobile, our mind can be very busy, darting from one object to another. This indicates that our body and mind are not the same entity. Is it a part of the brain then? There is no organ in the brain called the mind. If the mind is not the brain, nor any other part of the body, what is it? It is that part of an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons. Call it the motherboard or the hard drive of an individual. It's through the mind that we see, smell, taste, hear, and experience the sense of touch. The part of me which is asking the questions, which is perceiving is called the mind. Why does the mind-matter so much? Because the human mind is where every emotion, feeling, sensation, idea germinates. In fact, it is the mind out of which a human lives his life. Because if the mind goes for a spin, then life goes for a toss. Knowing the intricacies of the mind, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talks about the mind also offers you timely tips about its tendencies, fears, its hunger for perfection, and the contradictions that bog it down. He also tells you how to handle your mind, shows you ways to sharpen it, take it beyond reason and make it surrender. He rounds off by letting you into the secret tricks to save the mind.
It has helped me a lot!!