How to Control Your Mind in 9 Simple Steps


What exactly is Mind?

What exactly is Mind? Is it a component of the brain? The brain has physical characteristics that can be seen, touched, and handled and is located inside the skull. Certain brain control techniques exist. What about the mind, though? There are no physical dimensions to it. However, there appears to be some connection between the brain and the mind. The reason does not appear to work when the brain is not functioning correctly (for example, when brain activity is blocked by deep anesthesia or coma).

The mind is not a gross matter that can be seen and touched. The reason is impenetrable. The mind’s power cannot be quantified. The mind does not require a physical space to exist.

Mind is defined as:

What is the definition of the Mind? The mind is a “bundle of desires, thoughts, wants and expectations”. A person will have thoughts, desires, wants, and expectations for as long as he is alive. And they constantly change, minute by minute and day by day.

If your desires and expectations do not come true, you will experience stress, leading to anxiety, mental tension, frustration, and depression. To live a stress-free life, you must learn to control your mind. The mind’s abilities should not be underestimated.

Mind Control Methods:

But how do you control your thoughts? How do you keep your negative thoughts and desires under control? Why is controlling negative thoughts and wishes necessary to maintain the mind? Because thoughts and desires become words, and words become actions. A person’s negative thoughts can cause stress, anxiety, depression, adverse actions, and violent behavior. Certain mind control techniques/mind control tricks, such as Suppression Technique and Outburst Technique, are widely used to control the mind.

The Suppression Technique instructs you to suppress negative thoughts and desires rather than manifest them. However, your thoughts and desires are like coiled springs. The more you press down on the coiled spring, the more pressure is applied. The coiled spring jumps across much more vigorously if you gently let go of your hand. Similarly, they explode when you relapse into suppressing your negative thoughts and desires. The situation deteriorates further.

The Outburst Technique requires you to express your negative thoughts loudly and openly. If you are angry with someone, you are asked to express your feelings in public, such as in front of a mirror or a park. You may feel temporarily relieved after your outburst. However, this technique eventually leads to a sense of guilt, which generates a slew of negative thoughts. It’s a never-ending cycle. Because these methods use negative techniques, the relief is only temporary, eventually leading to more and more negative thoughts, stress, anxiety, cynicism, and mental imbalances.

Other methods involve the techniques called “still the mind” and “be a witness to your thoughts.” However, most people (including myself) find it challenging to practice daily because only a few holy men/yogis can master these techniques.

The technique of Substitution:

The “Substitution” Technique is what I recommend and practice. We must comprehend the nature of the mind. As I mentioned at the start of this article, the reason is a collection of desires, thoughts, and desires. Your mind will always be with you as long as you are alive. Your mind is constantly buzzing with ideas and wishes. In your daily life, you cannot empty your mind.

Assume you enter your bedroom at night. The room is pitch black, and you can’t see anything. When you turn on the light bulb, the entire room is illuminated, and you cannot see the darkness. What happened to the night? The darkness vanished as soon as the light entered the room. You didn’t try to drive the darkness away or suppress it. You only turned on the light. You allowed light to enter, which automatically went away the night. The same is true for your mind. Bring positive thoughts into your mind, and your negative reviews will be driven out. However, the mind cannot be empty. Instead of having a sense full of negative thoughts, replace them with positive thoughts. There is no room for negative thoughts when the mind is filled with positive reviews.

The phrase “how to control your mind” is incorrect. It is nearly impossible to “control” one’s mind. “How to regulate the mind” is the correct phrase. We can regulate our minds in everyday life by correctly practicing the “substitution” technique.

How can we use the “substitution” technique in our everyday lives? It is not difficult if you commit to practicing them daily.

The “Substitution” Technique has nine steps that I will explain below.

Step 1 – Maintaining Good Company:

“Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are,” says a famous quote. Seeking and maintaining an optimistic company will keep your mind occupied. Consider the following example. You’ve all heard of mineral water. Assume you have a 1-liter bottle filled with filthy water. You must replace the contaminated water with clean drinking water, but there is a catch. You cannot pour out the filthy water first, then wash the bottle and refill it with clean water. How can you replace dirty water with clean water in such a situation? It is straightforward. Go to a stream that has clean water flowing through it. Simply immerse the water bottle containing the filthy water in the stream. After a few minutes, the entire bottle will be filled with clean water. How did this happen?

The clean water from the stream has entered the bottle, pushing the filthy water out. You haven’t done anything out of the ordinary. You let the dirty water bottle come into contact with the stream water. That’s all there is to it. Compare the water bottle to your Mind now. The filthy water represents the negative thoughts and desires in your mind. The water flow can be compared to a good company (in the Sanskrit language, “good company” is called “Satsang”). In good company, positive thoughts enter your mind and drive negative thoughts away. It is analogous to light driving away the darkness in a room.

Step 2 – Repeat God’s Name Frequently:

Choose the name of God that you most admire. Keep repeating God’s word mentally whenever you find time, no matter where you are. (In Sanskrit, this is known as “nama smaran”). God enjoys music. It is beautiful if you can repeat the name of your God in a musical tune (to your liking). This procedure will clear your mind of all negative thoughts and emotions.

Step 3 – Look for Interesting Sights:

We must comprehend one critical point. The mind can be compared to a computer’s CPU. Whatever we feed in, the CPU processes and outputs. Garbage in, trash out. Quality data comes in, and quality reports come out. Data can be provided into the CPU via the FIVE input devices, which include the keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, CD drive, and pen drive.

Similarly, our FIVE sensory organs (Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Hands) serve as input devices to the Mind. Our Mind reacts based on the information provided by these sensory organs. Positive thoughts develop in the Mind when you only see joyous sights and watch positive videos/movies. When you watch horror films, and negative/filthy programs (which most TV shows do), hostile and violent thoughts develop in your mind. Only read excellent and holy books and books on personal development. Avoid horror stories and negative news (newspapers have plenty of them).

Step 4 – Listen to Good Music:

Adjust your hearing only to hear pleasant music and sounds. Avoid hearing foul and filthy words, heated arguments, and violent yells as much as possible. It is preferable to avoid such places.

Step 5: Speak softly and confidently:

Always make an effort to speak softly and positively. Don’t despise others. Avoid using harsh language. Don’t get into heated debates with anyone. It’s worth remembering Mahatma Gandhi’s Three Monkeys: the First Monkey closes his both EYES with both hands – don’t see bad sights; the Second Monkey closes his both EARS with both hands – don’t hear bad sounds, and the Third Monkey closes his MOUTH with both hands – don’t speak evil words/untruth.

Step 6 – Consume Moderately:

The type and quantity of food you eat is another important factor influencing your thoughts and Mind. A more subtle component of the food digested influences the Mind and thought process. Always choose nutritious foods and consume them in moderation. Too much food not only causes obesity but also causes mental dullness. Avoid alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and drugs, which not only harm your health but also hurt your mind. Avoid stale or savory foods as well.

Step 7 – Smell Delectable Fragrance:

Try to smell pleasant fragrances, especially natural flowers. Avoid or relocate to a location with a foul/filthy odor.

Step 8: Do Something Good:

Always strive to do good in your life. Please help others whenever and wherever possible, no matter how small the opportunity. Avoid doing things against your Conscience because they will cause guilty feelings in your Mind.

Step 9: Visit Good / Holy Places:

Visit holy and pleasing places. Make a trip to the countryside and mountain ranges whenever possible to enjoy the natural surroundings. They will revitalize both your mind and heart. Avoid visiting gambling dens and other unholy places.

Try practicing these 9 Habits consistently, and you will notice a difference. When you learn and practice mind control techniques effectively, you will always be in a positive frame of mind, with serenity and calmness. You can live a stress-free life.

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“Hands that Help are Holier than the Lips that Pray.”

Former banker and Vice President – CFO of cutting-edge software, financial services, and manufacturing companies. Had built a modern 100% export-oriented textile manufacturing company from the ground up with its promoter. An MBA Institute’s Dean and Professor of Finance. Currently working as a Management Consultant (Business Strategy) for a few well-known corporations. Interests include business ethics, stress management, and spirituality. Visit for more information.

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