Saturday, October 01, 2011

Introduction to Cultivating the Mind

I’m a wanna be philosopher, and I have a passion for asking questions; questions that grow from deep thought. Cultivating the Mind sprouted from the fertile soil of curiosity. Let me explain.

What is the Philosophy of Cultivating the Mind

Every thought seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruitage of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit. - As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
Cultivating the Mind
The name ‘Cultivating the Mind’ derives from believing 'the mind is a garden where seeds of thought grow', and ‘cultivating’ alludes to the minds need for care and attention, to grow productively. While an 'uncultivated mind' is left to grow wild and without care, allowing an abundance of useless thoughts; weeds to grow.

Weed out Bad Thought

weeds
Bad ideas are distractions that infest the mind like weeds. Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, a person must tend to their mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts. 

Your going to reap, just what you sow. - Perfect Day, Lou Reed.

How to Grow a Healthy Mind

 Nourishing Questions
For a healthy seed of thought to grow it needs to be nourished. Curiosity is the fertile soil in which an idea can take root. 
fruitful thinkingA good seed of thought begins with a good question, making the mind curious and productive, while bad questions make a person worry and nervous.

Questions plant the seed of an idea that grows into a persons life.