A person’s brain can be healthy, yet their mind be troubled by tormenting thoughts. Brian health doesn’t guarantee mental health. An unmanaged mind trends toward chaos. Inner peace requires mental and emotional discipline.
An aimless mind wanders like a stray dog — dazed, downcast, and despondent. You can manage your mind for beautiful well-being or allow it to wander aimlessly and pick up whatever it steps in.
Blaming your brain when you mismanage your mind is like blaming your legs when you miscalculate a step and stumble. More than a healthy brain is necessary for mental health. It also requires healthy thinking and a well-managed mind. Tormenting thoughts and feelings are the warning signs of a mismanaged mind.
The human brain is the world’s most incredible computer. The human mind is the operator and programmer of that computer. The human brain is made of physical material; the human mind isn’t. The human brain is confined to its programming, but the mind is free to reason, think, decide, feel, will, create, and perceive.
The brain can be dissected and analyzed by science, but the mind operates in ways that are beyond the material universe. The human mind is the consciousness that is able to manage, operate, and program the brain. Emotional well-being requires sentimental health — the mind’s effort and desire to resist destructive feelings and not let them overrun you.
You can make up your mind, but you can’t make up your brain. You can experience a weight off your mind, but not a weight off your brain. Something can blow your mind but if it blows your brain, you’re in deep trouble.
You can lose your mind, but you can’t lose your brain. It’s stuck inside your head. You can speak your mind, but you can’t speak your brain. Ideas sometimes spring to mind, but they don’t spring to brain.
To call something to mind is to transfer information from your brain to your consciousness. You can get something out of your mind, but you can’t delete it from your brain’s memory. Great minds think! Try it. Put your brain to use.
You can give someone a piece of your mind, but not a piece of your brain. You can get your mind around something, but you can’t get your brain around it. Just because you’re using your right brain doesn’t mean you’re in your right mind.
A group of people can experience a meeting of their minds, but they can’t experience a meeting of their brains. You can have a closed mind but if you’re brain closes down, you’ll be dead. You can control your frame of mind, but you can’t frame your brain.