Mind, meditation, and the ultimate self care

I’m delighted to have a guest post today at the Deva Coaching blog as part of Sandi Amorin’s fabulous month-long series on self-care.

Here’s a taste of my article:

“There’s nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare in Hamlet

The ultimate way to care for your self is to make friends with you own mind.

Why?  Because the mind is the creator of happiness and the creator of suffering; the creator of goodness and the creator of harm.  How you experience your world – your internal world and the external one – all depends on how you perceive.

Who’s the Boss?

Simply said, there are three avenues through which we create happiness or suffering for ourselves and others:  the body, the speech, and the mind.  But which one is the boss?

I’ll let you in on the secret right away.  It’s the mind that’s running the show.

You might say, “Hey, wait a minute.  I suffer because my body hurts. Isn’t it the body that’s the culprit?”

Please continue reading at the Deva Coaching blog.  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments there.  Did I get it right?  Is this really the ultimate in self-care?  I would really appreciate it if you shared a link to the post there too.  With love and gratitude, Sandra