Transforming our Mind

Transforming our Mind

Mind transformation involves a shift in our perspective. Our views about things and phenomena change. We take a higher perspective.

This shift is made possible through self examination of the processes of our thoughts and emotions.

The mind tool needed for this is mindfulness – the practice of observing and watching the processes of our thoughts and feelings impartially, without any judgment.

Listen to the video below, where Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh explained the practice of Mindful Breathing Meditation – a powerful tool in personal transformation.

Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh on Mindful Breathing Meditation
The First 4 Exercises of Mindful Breathing Meditation

The following videos show how mindfulness is used to overcome depression, anxiety, fear, anger and other negative emotions and agitation of the mind.

Transforming Depression, Anger and Fear – Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh
Taking care of Anger – Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh
How to Calm an Agitated Mind – Master Sheng Yen
How to Overcome Deluded Thoughts – Master Sheng Yen
Learning to Let Go – Master Sheng Yen
Vitakkasanthana Sutta (MN20) – 5 Ways to Deal with Negative Thoughts – Venerable Dhammavuddho Maha Thera
Dvedhavitakka Sutta (MN19) – Two Types of Thoughts, and Mental Habits – Venerable Dhammavuddho Maha Thera
Cultivating Mental Strength and Resilience – Dr. Ong Tien Kwan

Below is a good talk by Jesse Richardson on how to think, and not what to think. It stresses the importance of knowing how to think logically and rationally, without being blinded by our own internal biases and prejudices, beliefs and assumptions.

How to think, not what to think – Jesse Richardson

Related sites on how to think logically:

  1. yourlogicalfallacyis.com
  2. yourbias.is
  3. schoolofthought.org