The Wise Mind
- By Santhoshi Bhadri
Do you often find yourself acting or making decisions based on what you are feeling at that particular moment? Or are you that kind of a person who makes decisions by paying attention to the observable facts and focusing more on what’s right or wrong? They say too much of anything can be injurious. Those of you who agree with the first question, are most likely to be operating out of ‘The Emotional Mind’. This means that your feelings control your thoughts, behaviour, and decisions. This does not mean that you are not aware of the facts of the situation. You do notice them but will most likely avoid them because you are giving more power to your emotional state. Those of you who relate with the second question more, are most likely to be operating out of ‘The Reasonable Mind’. This indicates that you view the world rationally and give more importance to factual information. You focus on what is right or wrong according to the rules and approach situations intellectually.
About the Author
Santhoshi is a psychology student. She believes in empathy as the greatest gift we, as humans, can possess and that it can elevate humanity. Her life mantra is "to find beauty in the humblest things."