Our minds love to start sentences with the words, “What if” and “I should have.” The “what ifs” create worry and anxiety about what might happen, and the “I should haves” are lamentations about what has already happened. When our mind is being creative and helping us solve problems, we love it, but it can also be neurotic, unreasonable and just plain irritating. The mind is a wonderful servant, but a bad master. Mindfulness and meditation can help us master our minds. Mindfulness teaches us to watch our thoughts and then let them float by instead of hooking into them and believing that everything they say is true.
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