If one was to look after a puppy for a week and for another week, they were to look after a dog that had been trained; they are likely to see how different dogs are at a young age. After the first week, they could end up feeling exhausted and as though they need a break.
Whereas once they have been through the second week, they could say that even though they used energy; they didn’t use as much as they did the week before. It could then be said that it was a lot easier for them to be around the dog that had been trained.
Out of Control
What this is likely to come down to is that the puppy would have been out of control and as a result of this; it would have needed more attention. It would then have been a lot harder for them to take their eye of the puppy and to sit back and relax.
For example, the puppy may have been jumping on furniture, as well as people, and it may also have been chewing things it shouldn’t have chewed. Along with this, it may have started to cry and/or yap if it was left for too long by itself.
A Different Experience
On the other hand, the dog that had been trained is likely to have been a lot calmer, and it may also have needed less attention. Thus, it would have been a lot easier for them to focus on other things and to have moments where they could sit back.
There would be less chance of the dog jumping around and it might be less likely to jump up at people. And while the dog is still going to make a noise, this might not happen as often and it could take place for different reasons.
Just an Example
Now, clearly not all dogs are the same and just because a dog has been trained, it doesn’t mean that it will behave in a certain way. However, what this comes down to is that there is going to be a difference between how a puppy behaves and how an older dog behaves.
Yet if this isn’t the case, it is likely to be a sign that the older dog has never been trained. And when something is out of control, regardless whether it relates to a pet or to something else, one’s life is going to be a lot harder than it needs to be.
If one was asked if they would like to have a mind that was like the puppy or the dog that has been trained, there is more chance of them going with the latter than the former. This is primarily because their life is going to be lot easier.
For one thing, they will be able to get to sleep at night and this going to have a positive effect on their whole life. It can then be possible for them to have enough energy to face each day.
A Vital Element
This is not to say that they won’t need to eat the right food or to exercise, for instance; what it comes down is how important it is to get enough sleep. If one was unable to sleep right, it might not matter what they eat or how much they exercise (that’s if they have enough energy to eat or to exercise), as they are likely to feel drained.
It has been said that when it comes to people who feel depressed, it is not uncommon for them have trouble sleeping. Through not getting enough sleep, they don’t have enough energy to function as they would like to function.
This can then stop them from taking action and through not taking action; their life is unlikely to change. In fact, it could end up getting worse and as a result of this; they can end up feeling even worse.
Yet unless they are able to get enough sleep, it is going to be a challenge for them to change their life. So by having a mind that is not out of control, it will be lot easier for them to function at their best.
Also, it will be a lot easier for one to live in the moment and this means that they are not going to be caught up in what happened or what might happen in the future. Therefore, when they are around other people, they will be able to listen to what they have to say and this is going to have a positive effect on their relationships.
Other people are likely to feel as though one values what they have to say and this can then mean that there will be a greater chance of them listening to what one has to say. Not only will they be able to focus around others, they will also be able to focus on their own plans.
When they need to get something done, they will have the ability to get it done as opposed to getting distracted by their mind. It will then be possible for them to make progress in life and they will be less chance of them getting left behind.
This is not to say that their mind will never be out of control; what it means is that this won’t be a way of life for them. There are always exceptions in life and this means that one could have phases in their life when their mind is out of control.
When this happens, it could be a sign that one is going through a stressful people in their life and this could mean that they have lost someone, experienced the end of a relationship and/or are about to do something they have never done before, among other things. After a while, they should return to how they were before.
But while this could be seen as the ideal, there are going to be other people who always seem to have a mind that is out of control. It is then not a phase they go through; it is a way of life.
This is going to set them up to suffer in one way or another and it is then going to be normal for them to look for ways to settle their mind down. One thing they could do is to take up some kind of exercise and to meditate on a regular basis.
It might also be necessary to look into what kind of food they eat and to see if they need to cut down on certain forms of entertainment. They could find that they are consuming too much sugar and that that need to spend less time watching TV or using the internet, for instance.
They could also take the time to see into what is taking place at an emotional level, as what is taking place in their mind could be a reflection of what is taking place in their body. When this happens, their overactive mind could be seen as a defence mechanism.
Through having a mind that is out of control, it stops them from having to get in touch with how they feel. If they were to process the emotional pain that is trapped in their body, they may find that their mind begins to settle down.
It could be said that this all comes down to self-understanding, as the more one understanding themselves the easier it will be for them to take the right steps. Some people are ‘thinkers’ and some people aren’t, and this can also set them up to have a busier mind.
They may also find that their mind needs a creative outlet and through using their mind to create something, it starts to settle down. This is not to say it will settle down overnight but as long as one commits to something, they may begin to see a difference.
If they feel they have an emotional build-up, it might be necessary for them to work with a therapist and/or a support group. This could be a time where they will be working through grief and/or other emotions.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.