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Mind Matters

It can choose which thought to entertain, and which one it needs to focus on.

Deep within the inner recesses of our minds buries the greatest power either waiting to crush us down or to fuel us up to our greatest achievement yet: to be the persons we always dream of! However, every golden gift yet to be discovered does not come so painlessly. We have to experience evolution in thoughts and must undergo complete cognitive reframing if we want to gain a paradigm shift–from being egocentrically blocked persons to renewed, 21st-century thinkers.

Our minds can do incredible things.

It can choose which thought to entertain, and which one it needs to focus on. It has billions of neurons that can do unimaginable things. It can choose to be stagnant or free-flowing. It has a tremendous potential to learn and be educated from the University of Life. It can be sharpened, be molded, and be cultivated so it can pay respect to those who love to internalize every situation, and will not just blindly follow those who are consumer and lover of the-hubris-of-the-defeated attitude. Our mind is so vast that even the combined galaxies and universes there are outside our Milky Way can be put together inside it, and yet it has still enough room to gain intuitive wisdom to be worthy of this life; nonetheless, it can also be too narrow that it has a great tendency to dupe itself and be guilty of exclusivist understanding about the divine power.

Our mind, especially when things around us seem counter-intuitive, can experience placebo effect. Aren’t we all guilty of it?

It can accept orthodox truths. It has an animalistic tendency and lust to initiate and trigger conspiracy. Its ability to think deeply is so perplexing and mysterious than what lies below the Marianas Trench. If it harnessed into another level of deep concentration, our minds can be used to mystify people and lead them into the vortex of pessimism. Fortunately, according to Pope Francis I, even a whirlpool of cynicism can be overcome with faith. It can measure human agony, but it can be used to seal a wounded soul with a flaming love, too. It can choose to call something stupid although others call it innovation. The point here is our mind can choose how it sees through things.


Our minds can either refute seemingly truthful facts or embrace it thoughtlessly.

When we begin to analyze and evaluate our thoughts, we can start to experience a once-in-a-lifetime chance: blossoming independence and no more enslaving emotion! Consequently, even seemingly insurmountable tasks can be viewed as golden opportunities for personal growth and development. The truth is, every step along the way to wholeness, we may still be tempted to consider experiences as either forms of rewards or punishments; struggles could be contemplated as an exciting chronicles or depressing journeys; life’s tests could be regarded as a commencement for a higher purpose or an end in itself; demoralizing and dehumanizing moments could be associated as a Death March or as a time of renewal. How you embrace each of these events that come depends on how you may want to use your most powerful yet hidden and least appreciated asset: your mind.

We need stouthearted individuals who are firm in their beliefs that we have to continuously educate our minds.

We have to multiply those people with multi-cultural minds; those who believe in the sanctity behind the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, canonization processes, and other noble initiatives to elevate those who have “beautiful minds” and sanctified souls. It is essential that we must inspire those minds who safeguard our surrounding from the overwhelming effects of bad images; after all we don’t want our young minds to experience that Lucifer Effect. We don’t want to have generations of “nature-deficit disorder” minds either; hence, I firmly believe that all, most especially the parents, should heed Richard Louv’s advice. 


The truth is there are few highly-spirit individuals who conquer their fear and are willing to think outside their boxes.

They wholeheartedly believe that everyone has a choice; that life is not just like the mythical golden apple where only the fairest of them all have the right to choose. They firmly believe that inner contentment is really achievable. Regardless of the bitterness they have tasted in this life, they cannot simply allow darkness to overshadow their hope that spectrum of happiness is still beaming. They are aware, however, that fear is like venom that may attack a vulnerable spirit. They know that fear, if not properly handled, is like a toxic waste; it is too poisonous for the body yet it could be addictive because it brings euphoric effects that drags them to their eternal death. Can you imagine yourself like a living dead? Yet our minds have its power to let go of this “pollutant” especially if it too heavy to be part of our system.

The only question is: are you willing to let it go?

Genuine happiness is really something easy if we know how to let our minds let go of those things which are not really necessary. If we envelope the center of our thoughts that true bliss is just like breathing, then definitely we can have it. You will be surprised because eventually it becomes a part of your system. Others may call it the law of attraction; I call it as a heavenly blessing.

Another bite of reality is some individuals, unfortunately, love to exercise every fiber of their minds to cultivate hatred of reason, who are addicted to grave doubts, and would rather be overwhelmed by the eerie culture of silence. Others find war like a glorious chaos, they are, however, completely conscious that the consequences of such behavior is a total poisoning of their soul, that they are experiencing sagging spirits, and they feel like living in a psycho-spiritual dungeon. Yet deep within them, whether they accept it or not, mind has its own power to protect itself; it will always find a way to get a glimpse of life and find consolation where the channel of eternal life awaits. 


What about those who can control their minds over matter?

I don’t know if David Blaine or Harry Huodini can be called as “the Stradivarii” of the magic world, what I am certain about is I am flabbergasted by their excellence. Is it mind over matter? I am clueless. If some mind can do some incredible things, other mind may seem admirable but actually unhealthy for personal development to really achieve self-actualization; they are those who always believe they need to save others. This superman complex may be good in cinema, but not really in real life situations.

On the other hand, there are those who are visually-challenged individuals, like the great Homer and Helen Keller, yet they believe that they are luckier because they accept that their lives are blessed with the extraordinary gift of inner vision. Those who accused Homer of corrupting the youths could not understand that his mere presence was seminal that even the walk of fame of Hollywood would not suffice to immortalize his name. 


Sometimes, I find it awesome that ordinary minds understand what the intellectual paragons cannot fathom.

Though they don’t possess that cosmic knowledge, yet they know how important it is to search for abounding happiness and find deeper connection with the rest of the world. They don’t need to drink the elixir of life, sprinkle themselves of the water from the fountain of youth, decode the holy grail of mathematics or achieve the precipice of perfection; they are just aware that they cannot simply berate themselves mentally even if they commit errors because they believe that life is not about “ninety-nine percent perspiration, and one percent inspiration”; they think that equilibrium is a better rule of the thumb. They want to experience the imprinted beautiful legacy of The Shawshank Redemption: a choice whether to busy dying or to be busy living! An icon in my country once said: “Filipinos are worth dying for.” I am glad somebody heartily responded that our race is also worth living for! What is the difference? It is in our mind. If we broaden our horizons, certainly we can grasp the undisputable universal truth: we are all programmed not just to die but to live a worthy life. Indeed, everything depends on how we think.

Let us also honor those political, social or media savvy people that their influences could be so compelling that even breathless souls could experience a meaningful and “purpose-driven life”. Their minds serve as bridges for other minds to believe in the innate goodness of their existence. We may not have the minds like those of Albert Einstein’s and Stephen William Hawking’s, but we can still have the chance to prove that even ordinary minds can do extraordinary things. Indeed, there is a hidden “magic” in our minds that can transform us from being an ordinary folks to being connoisseurs of our chosen fields. We may not possess with spectacular vision, photographic memory, and telekinesis like the famous Professor X or with mutant powers like the rest of the X-Men, but as transformed people who never give up in training our minds until we become what we are meant to be: minds with a purpose!

Our mind, like our universe, still hides thousands of mysteries waiting to be understood; this is what makes this journey exciting after all.

Kim Peek, considered as a living Google, whose mind, according to the documentary I watched in YouTube “remains mystery to the medical experts”. Is it not amazing?

What is inside your mind? Indeed, mind matters.

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Words enliven my soul. I advocate science of happiness whenever I am with those eager and enthusiastic minds. To discover, to unlearn, and to seek wisdom with gusto fuel me to continue. My heart desires for genuine happiness. "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann serves as one of my guiding principles. "3 Idiots" never fails to make me laugh, cry, fall in love, and follow those things I am passionate about.

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Angeliki Anastasia
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Your article Sir is utterly beautiful!! My mind is sometimes very complicated and other times serene!! It depends on what triggers my mind at that specific moment!! Many powerful people made my mind feel stupid, worthless, incompetent, nooo good for anything!! They destroyed my self esteem!! I really believed that I was the most useless person in the world!! This kind of stress really damaged my healthy mind!! God does not allow any of his children to be treated in such a horrible way!! The Almighty sends us Loving, uplifting, genius Philosophers who know that every person is sooo special and has the ability to reach the highest mountain, the seven heavens, only by using their magical minds!! Unconditional loving Philosophers like King Bryant, Queen Jenni and All the incredible,intelligent, compassionate members of McGill Media!! I thank you Sir for your captivating article!! 🙏🙏🙏

Margo
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If my mind is a projection of the world, too many times I’ve had a negative view of something and it’s been altered by external factors. Others can have an effect on how our minds work too. I wouldn’t say I had a negative outlook about the world, I am aware that there are positive aspects as well. But things can happen which change our view and uplift our moods from negative to positive. I kind of get fed up with the negative, positive thing. I’m maths, 2 negatives make a positive. We are as we are. It’s just about trying to preserve your sanity most of the time. People with good lives, lots of money, good friends, great social life and good health are more likely to be happy than someonecwho is homeless and skint, struggling every day, not being treated the way they deserve to be. Every one of us can be positive or negative in any given situation. I’ve had negative situations turn positive by other human input or good news. I don’t know. I just go with the flow. I try techniques to help me through this lousy life. I can’t get rid of neighbours that I dislike. They have a profound affect in my mind and health. But no one wants to listen, know or help, and I’ve failed to be positive about them in any way. I just wish they would move out. I’ve been unabld to accomplish a positive result there so far, except to ignore them. That has proved to be impossible. If someone can help me with that, I would be grateful.

Fran Merkh
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This is beautiful. It enlivens me with the greatest of hope. I will read often its words of might.

PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU
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PRABHAKAR RAJARAPU

GOOD MESSAGE THANK YOU

IreneCarlson
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The only way to keep any promise of hope is to never stop believing in yourself remaining true to you.. willing to die before self-betrayal.

Jersey Fajardo
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Jersey Fajardo

Looking at the author's purpose of writing this article will give a surreal dimension of what our mind can achieve and what if our mind is deceived. The author's point of view gave us a mixture of informatuve and pursuasive attack that unlocks our understanding on what our minds can do. The author's theme astounds me as he discusses mind's flexibility, ability and capability, by knowing the theme of the story we know what we will get after reading this article; complex knowledge that will form a strong foundation on how we look at our mind. Because some of us looks at our mind like a piece of junk. But in the reality it is a master piece. Talkling about the author's writing style it narrates all the readers must know and no words or sentences in the article is wasted because all of the author's sentence structures, phrases and pointers builds the article itself and you will truly know that the author prepared himself for the article. But my main response in the article is that, I am amazed. Why? Because mind is one of the most delicate topics because it covers not only the good side of mind but also tackled the negative side like depression, bipolar and other things that affects the mind but the author managed to take care of it's delicateness. I am also amazed in the article itself for it is not biased in the topic but it is a two-faced writing style that discusses the good and the bad of the topic in the article also unleashes the power of our minds starting from staing on what our mind can do to how to use and harness the power of our mind. The article even use many prominent persons to make us understand our mind. That our mind matters, I am also fascinated  in the theories that our author talked about in the article like the "placebo-effect in our mind, superman complex and the ninety-nine percent prespiration and one-percent inspiration." Those those theories and other quotes and statements that change me the way I look at my mind, I realized that my mind is a glorious invention of God waiting to be revealed, it is a shell that is just waiting to be opened with the heat of thoughts  that are not stopping. The lessons of this article strucked me and moved my personal point-of-view in life because I admit that I am only just an average person with an average mind and has average perspectives on life but after reading this this article, I realized that I am an average person who can have limit-less imagination and hindering and untamed ideas that can change the world and the other lesson that changed my perceptions  and moved me is that I have to let go of the thoughts that hinders me from growing and I mist think outside the box and always step it up for these things compell my thinking ability and change the way I look at things. My favorite statement in the article is this; "we may not have the minds like those of Einstein's and Stephen William Hawkings but we can still have the chance to prove that even ordinary minds  can do extra ordinary things."  The statement moved me because I am not smart like like other prominent scientist I am confident enough to have a faith that my mind can do extra-ordinary and meaningful things.

Theresa Bregorio
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Theresa Bregorio

I believe that everyone have a different ability to express their own way of thinking, whether it is on a vocal way or in writing. It depends on how our minds tell us what to do. Based on what I have read, I agree that our minds are really cool that it can be able to choose the right thing and the bad things. According to our conscience which our mind also is the one who work on it. As I heard constantly to my guardians, “Don’t let your passion move you instead move it with your intelligence.” In this quotation, I can say that our minds are more powerful than our entire parts of the body that it helps us to act according to what we should do to fit in our community.
There is one thing that I can really say, mind is incredibly amazing. When I read some articles from Facebook regarding those people who died, their brain are still working for an hour and millions of neurons inside are still fighting and slowly dying. This kind of creation is like a super natural that no one can really explain in a sense of clarification, how it really works that even the medical experts are also amazed on it.

Stephanie Jean
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Stephanie Jean

As an individual, we all have peculiar way of thinking. A way in which everyone will make themselves different from one another. In a world full of different person, personality, traits and beliefs. You must have that one kind of “something” that makes you different from others. I think, thinking is one of the factors which makes us different from one another. One way of knowing a person is through the way he thinks. How he handle a certain kind of situation. There are some words that were written boldly on the published article that I read. It simply says that “Our minds can do incredible things.” based on my interpretation, maybe because we think right away or by just simply activating our creativity or just by being open minded. There is this saying that “You cannot please everyone” explaining that every kind of people in this world, they all have distinction on their beliefs which they choose to stand from. But we also need to consider them for us to become even handed. Like for example, acquiring new knowledge. Another thing that caught my attention while reading this article saying that “Regardless of the bitterness they have tasted im this life, they cannot simply allow.darkness to overshadow their hope that spectrum of happiness is still beaming.” which leaves me thinking that there are some people thinks this way. That not all people thinks negatively like me, as a student facing different kinds of problem or stress in life or in personal matter. It lightens me up seeing that I should also look on the positive life and change from being a negative thinker. I should focus on the positive side for me to become more productive in life.

Gemima Palle
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Gemima Palle

Others stated that mind can do anything, although others say that it is like a machine that has its limit of what it can do and can have. it can contain many things but it can also outburst.
Our mind can cope deeper on what they see through. We can read the depth of the other’s mind that gives us such benignant understanding and sometimes a fair judgement for the situation. Yes, it can cope deeper but having this perceptive understanding it will lead us to wrong conclusion and verdict.
We have a mind that take learning as a continuous process. In our over-the-hill age the knowledge is still inscribing i our minds that it still expands throughout our entire life. Bur some remains to hat they have in the present, they are satisfied to what they have gained and stop themselves to gain more as what the world offers today.
Others have a courage to explore more, releasing themselves to regain such knowledge in their experiences. I myself was never afraid to try such experiences not only to enjoy but also to retain and gain in my mind that I can use in the expedition of my life.
Having too much stress and overthinking can give us positive and negative feedback. It is in a positive way that it can teach us to control ourselves of what our mind can take, it will take us to know ourselves more of what we are made of that we have boundaries and going beyond it will bring us negativity. Now for negative, as what I have mentioned going beyond it have an antipathetic result like sickness such depression and others that related to mind and this will also stop you and bother you to decide what you are going to do first and to prioritize. But most of the people had no choice, if they will think of it or just ignore it and remind themselves to do that in the time they needed yo. Having a timetable and management will give each of our mind such good decisions and plan that will effect us a good and better life ahead.
Loving ourselves is also loving our minds, taking care of ourselves by simply relaxing and concentrating in a side of a room in the way that you are being relaxed will give our mind energy and long term memory and it will not be overused to bring us in a bad effect.
By what we have attain right now with the use of our minds will portray us that invoke others that we can prove something, we don’t need to become such scientist and hero to be noticed but only the knowledge and learning that we share is enough to inspire, to mold, to reinforce person that needed to. Just like me as a future educator simply that is my job and my duty to the next generation I will be going through.
As what my statement brings to me, don’t claim all the works just to be applaud and to be belaud but let them do it to let them know what is their capacity and also experience the stressful works. This is the statement that I always tell to myself.

Secusana
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Secusana

It is true that the human mind is capable of amazing things, however as the essay discussed, it is also capable of choosing whether or not to believe something. This in my opinion is one of our minds’ darker aspects.

People, if their belief on something is enough, have the capacity to go to great lengths because of that belief. Our minds’ limitations, like what the essay suggested, are mote often than not created by us. Closing our minds to other possibilities and limiting what information we process. Sadly, a lot of important and big political figures and activists of our time are often guilty of this closed mindedness. I could hardly blame them though. They have grown too accustomed to fighting for what they believe in that they have consequently groomed themselves to have tunnel vision, often being concerned with a singular problem or point of view. As a result, new information and or conflicting point of views are met with agression and defensiveness when in truth, it should be discussed without bias. They all too often close themselves from accepting new ideas and making compromise all because they have already policed what their minds are going to believe without examining existing facts first. It’s also scary to think that this kind of bull headed determination and conviction to make others believe in their percieved reality more often than not lead to fascist, even opressive behavior without even being aware of it.

People should be aware of these tendencies, because in truth all of us have the capasity to be closed minded. We should be able to examine and rid ourselves of this mental “pollutants” and keep our minds open to all possibilities and any discussions regarding a topic of our interests. Our minds should be a tool to achieve and ensure the stabilty and harmony of our society and communities.

Leda Fierto
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Leda Fierto

Indeed, mind matters.

For me, it is the center of everything within yourself. You can feel, think, and (you) are recognized as an unique individual because of it. Do you believe that every pain in your body can be cured if you know how to control your mind? This is a belief and a practice in Buddhism; a belief that your physical and inner pain can be cured by doing and practicing mediation. We can control our mind, yet we still have questions waiting to be answered because there are mysteries that we haven’t discovered about how minds really work for each individual. Why there are people who let their mind be clogged with negative thoughts? Why some people can easily give up? Why and how those people shut off their mind to the world? Incredible, isn’t it? These are just some examples how our mind works; one can be strong and one can be weak.

“It has billions of neurons that can do unimaginable things.” Up until now, no one can understand a person with mental problems. No one can even understand a complete sane person. And even me, I still can’t understand how brain functions for each individual.

“Our mind is so vast that even the combined galaxies and universe outside our Milky Way can be put inside it.” I believe there is no “ordinary” mind. I believe our brain or our mind works differently for each individual. Therefore, I believe we are all extra-ordinary on our own and that makes us unique. We don’t really know what is inside their mind. Like you said, “Our mind, like universe, still hides a thousands of mysteries waiting to be understood; this is what makes this journey exciting after all.”

A mind can choose, refute, embrace, control, conquer, and let go. A mind can be strong or weak. A mind can think fast or slow. That’s what we know for now. Maybe like our discovery about Earth, we discovered 25% of it and the remaining 75% is still waiting to be discovered.

Overall, this is a good article that gives awareness and realization for all. Now that, finally, we are in the century where we look and take mental health seriously. Aside from that, this article can also inspire others. I’m hoping to see more article like this; a light, knowledgeable, and inspiring article.

Indeed, mind matters. Your mind is you.
Indeed, our mind is important above everything else for it is the center of your life, the center of you.

So you matter.

Jasmin Lumago
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Jasmin Lumago

What I believe. You won’t believe. Yes we have different kinds of understanding things in particular. And yes, our minds can do incredible things. Incredible things that sets us on something meticulous. Our minds can also “crush us down”. Crushing us down if we seek or see or imagining shabby things unnecessarily. It blocks our happy hunting ground and leads us to sin. That is what I believe even though you won’t believe. In addition, to what Saint Maria Goretti’s famous citation “Death rather than sin”. Well for me I strongly agree that it is better to encounter death than to commit sin by which in particular when you execute, your body will be thrown out imperishable extreme fire. But anyway, it is all about the matter of minds of what people will or may think in such situations. An individual has their own way of intellectual. Everyone has the ability to conceive, stimulates, understands and manipulate the minds. The question is “Is it really hard to understand on what’s on peoples mind?” My answer is yes because were not the supreme God; the creator, redeemer, savior, the Messiah. Who He knows everything. Even the threads of our hair; our emotions, feelings and even our darkest and deeper inner thoughts. Once again, this what I believe even though you wont believe.

Jasmin Lumago
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Jasmin Lumago

What I believe. You won’t believe. Yes, we have different kinds of understanding things in particular. And yes, our minds can do incredible things. Incredible things that sets us on something meticulous. Our minds can also “crush us down”. Crushing us down if we seek or see or imagining shabby things unnecessarily. It blocks our happy hunting ground and lead us to sin. That is what I believe even though you wont believe. In addition, to what Saint Maria Gorretti’s famous citation “Death rather than sin”. Well for me, I strongly agree that it is better to encounter death than to commit sin by which in particular when you execute , your body will be thrown out to the imperishable extreme fire. But anyway, It is all about the matter of minds of what people will or may think in such situations. Individuals has their own way of intellectual. Everyone has the ability to conceive, stimulates, understands and manipulate the minds. The question is ” Is it really hard to understand what is on people’s mind? My answer is yes, because were not the supreme God; the creator, redeemer, savior, the Messiah. Who He knows everything even the threads of our hair; our emotions, feelings and even our darkest inner thoughts. Once again, this is what I believe even though you won’t believe.

Sabile
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Sabile

Obstacles, fear, conquer, and success are perfectly characterized in this piece. As i’ve read the “Mind Matters”, substantiate to me that no matter what life throws at us, with the work of our mind knowing our purpose, we can do incredible things. Our mind is one of the most consequential of the human body. Once we think our body responds in surpassing whatever catastrophes we may encounter in different aspects of our lives throughout the journey of achieving our desires.

“It can choose which thought to entertain, and which one it needs to focus on.” I agree on this line, because as we grow old, we can’t control the amount of problems we will face but our mind can choose to weight the amount of attentions that we will give. However, during the process we can’t avoid when the heart interfere in choosing of which one to entertain and which one is not, but what matter most is the person itself should control the emotions and let the mind decides. “Even seemingly insurmountable tasks can be viewed as golden opportunities for personal growth and development.” Every triumph has shadows of failures, it is in our mind of how we view these experiences. It can either be an instrument to push ourselves to be at our best and achieved our goals or a tool to pull us down. “It has still enough room to gain intuitive wisdom to be worthy of this life.”. Learning is a contagious process that is inevitable for sustainable growth within ourselves. No matter successful you are in your life there will always be a room for learnings. I believe that I will encounter numerous problems as I am striving to accomplish my aspirations in my life, yet I am not afraid of committing mistakes. Every wrong doings has a positive impact in my life that I can utilize in my learnings as I go on with my life. My mind and my heart is not afraid of changes because here in this world that is the only thing that remain constant.

Jen Rañon
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Jen Rañon

“Mind Matter” is a depiction of how robust mind is. Once escaped from its cage, will be difficult to control. The title is simple yet catchy. It immediately took my heed since I am a fan of how mind works. It can either bring light or darkness. It can be a real back-breaker, challenging and hard-won. We should have the dominant power over our life, be the sovereign of our own minds, control it or it will control us. Thousands of people can be in vulnerable state where mind rules over them and enslave them. Out in the dark shadowy thoughts, the poder negativo consumed them, made their voices weaker and their call for help soundless. And yes, it can be sharpened, be molded and be cultivated. It can sprinkled us with pixie dust and bring us to the paradise we always dream of, give us things we wished for and make us the person we always wanted. The point here is what we think will what we will become for our mind influence everything: our behaviour, characteristics and perceptions.
A question caught my attention about the article. Will the article only give me knowledge about the relevant role of mind or there is something deeper than that? I was completely astonished on how the article was made. It will not only present shiploads of uncommon vocabularies, open your mind on how powerful it is but will also enlightened you with various prominent people and their ideas that will also influence you, like the “nature-deficit-disorder” of Richard Louv.
If we only know how powerful mind is, how it can influence every single thing, then I bet we would never think of any negative thoughts, the void of darkness can be filled with cheerful golden lights and the cold air won’t have a floating helpless soul again. The article made me realize that we should train our mind to think of positive stuff and let go of the negative one. We should always have the vision of what we wanted to be and be motivated to always give the best shot. Take your chosen path with courage and hard-work and it will all pay off. Yes, Inner demons are hard to fight against but do not forget how powerful your mind works.

Veronica Gabling
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Veronica Gabling

Mind Matters, It is fairly true that our mind is a vast place that the galaxies itself can be put together inside it. As time passes by everything evolves along it , as well as our minds. We discover things that peeks our own interests. Things that is sometimes in between the truth and the lies that the human mind believes. It is so deep that ourselves can’t reach the pure depth of it. We acquire ideas that we choose to believe or just simply neglect it. Every individual is fired with their own beliefs that came from the environment they grew up, The religion they are believing and the culture the are practicing.
Our mind is truly fascinating on how it works. Its amazing on how its capable enough to create something beautiful that aspires us on how we think or what we want to be. But just like the fact that lies beneath us. Our mind is not always on from bright side where there are rainbows and green fields. I don’t think it can really choose which thought to entertain and which one to focus on. There are human beings that dwells into he darkness even if they don’t want to. In the dark where there is agony, self pity, denial, suppressed feeling and the worst of all death. Our mind is too vast that it acquires things we don’t want to, Its not because we don’t want happiness or we allow it to be like that. As a human being we have our defense mechanism, we choose to be in denial and believe that we can fill our thought with positive things and let everything go out. The truth is we are just afraid to accept the fact that some of us are siding on the darker side.
Scientist says its the chemical imbalance on our minds that makes us like this. Is it true? does it really affect on how we think? or are we just hungry to be fed with answers that our mind asks that we want everything to be explained. Our mind matters but it is something that will remain unexplainable until the end of time.
Not everyone has a choice. The are people who can’t overshadow their fear and the dark. In the dark where the idea of disappearing into the oblivion sound more appealing, Where the ugly truth about everything on being alive makes you puke. Despite this our mind still is amazing because its strong enough to hold our fear and everything that lies besides it.
Like they told me keep your mind healthy even though everything is falling apart. Don’t be afraid even if its related in learning the truths about life.

Angela Locsin
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Angela Locsin

Our mind can be our greatest enemy or our greatest friend. It can kill that little spark of hope and weaken our soul. Or it can ignite and make our hope burn brighter and make our soul unconquerable. It all depends on how we will use our mind. It is your choice to use it either for your own advantage or disadvantage. But first, how are we going to use our mind for our own advantage if we can’t control how our mind thinks? In the first place, we shouldn’t let our mind control us. Instead, we should control it. Our mind doesn’t own us. We own it. We have the power to control how it thinks. As the article says, “We need stouthearted individuals who are firm in their beliefs that we have to continuously educate our minds.” I believe that what we are feeding our mind is an important factor on how we control our mind. We need to educate ourselves. Reading the works of great-minded authors/writers, may it be novels, poems or even textbooks can help to enhance the way we think. So we should be careful on what we choose to feed in our mind because it affects the way we think. If we learn to control the way we think, everything will follow – the way we act and feel will follow. We will not be imprisoned by our emotions because they, too, are all in our brain. We should always minds how we think so we wouldn’t be lost in it. As the Harry Potter quote says, “Our mind is not a book to be opened at will and examined at leisure.

Hardille Jazz
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Hardille Jazz

Our minds is really amazing. With it, we can make things possible. Even when we are sleeping, our minds continously processes things inside of it. Those are the dreams that we want to live in reality. It is possible for us to make those dreams come true. Mostly if we believe in our inner self. Believing is one of the factors that affect our minds. It pushes us to accept ideas which can be unacceptable on the norms of society. But what others thinks doesn’t really matter. If those people doesn’t take your mind’s eye, remember that there are billions of human in the world that can relate on your thoughts.
It is true that our mind is as vast as the universe. There are lots of things that we can discover as we go along the way. It is up to us if we are going to accept those thoughts. If we are going to use those as a guide in improving our mind. There are lots of beautiful minded people out there. They are not as famous as those popular scientists, authors, and icons in the world but their wisdom is also a heavenly blessing. Even you, what you think is a heavenly blessing. We cannot say what might happen in the future. Nobody knows, what if your ideas will be a great contribution to the next human generation. It is just how people handles their own fear. We all know that each of us has our own fear. It’s just amazing how one’s or an individual conquers his own. Maybe they are just blessed or what so ever but fears greatly contribute in hindering our minds possibility. It can be true but for me, I believed that fear is just in our mind. It is just an illusion that we created inside of us and we can conquer it!
Utmost bliss can be achieved if we train our mind to manumit it from the slavery of our fear. Unfettering the mind frees us from unnecessary things.
Our minds are too deep that others may find it inscrutable. Sometimes those exemplar minds makes simple things harder to deal with unlike those “ordinary minds” that perceived things as it is. In life, we most likely do the things we need to do in a complex ways, not knowing that there are simple techniques to do it. It is in our mind how we choose to deal things with. Life is never easy but we must be fearless on facing it. Mind matters, what lies inside of yours counts!

Kimberly M. Mercado
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Kimberly M. Mercado

As an Ordinary Teenager that is living her own life, well I’m already aware of what is happening in this world I admit that I also have so many questions in my mind, like what is my purpose in this world? what is my mission? why am I existing? , why things are getting complicated as the year goes by? I know that we have our different choices and different voices or opinion and in reality, you need to be wise and practical in this world, let us all be real that not all things can be learned inside the classroom and our Best Teacher is still our own experience. No one is perfect you just need to know your weakness and strengths, you should conquer your fears, nothing is impossible all you have to do is Trust your own self, face your fears no one can stop you, you can do whatever you want but always remember that everything and everyone has a limitation and I know to my self which thought to entertain and which one to focus on. You also need to know how to let go of the Negative Vibes that can easily overshadow your hopes and dreams in life and always keep your self away from the things that can harm you or to those people that can cause a trouble in your life, think twice and wise as always don’t be carried away by your own emotions always mind over matter it will always be the best solution in any problem by that you can deal easily with it.

Cindy Tiam
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Cindy Tiam

They say words are powerful but I believe that our minds possess the greatest power a human being can be proud of.
The words that inspires people come from great minds. Words only become powerful when there is a strong mind embracing a beautiful purpose. Those people were known to be great because they didn’t conform just with what the world can offer but to what they can offer to the world.
Princess Diana, the beloved princess of Wales, personally inspires me up to this day. We know how traditional the Royal Family is and how they express themselves in public. But since she became one of them, everything has changed. The people loved her more because of her genuine and sincere affection to them. She shakes hands to people with her bare hands unlike the Royal Family who wear gloves. She takes her time greeting and smiling to the people. She was also very beautiful. That’s what made her the face of the media during her time. But what really inspired me the most is even she was already divorced to Prince Charles, she became more active in helping and advocating HIV/AIDS programs along with other charities. She knew how toxic the media become to her, but instead she used them to inspire people across the world.
I also like what Sir Melvin said which is “Sometimes, I find it awesome that ordinary minds understand what the intellectual paragons cannot fathom.” The first thing that suddenly came to my mind was the movie ‘3 Idiots’ which I could somehow relate to this. Rancho, the star of the movie and Chatur, his class rival, both top the student ranking in Engineering. But Rancho got the first spot. Why is it so? It is because Rancho loves to learn , thinks out of the box, and understands what he is studying. While Chatur depends on the capacity of his memorizing skills which the professors praise him about than Rancho who understands things more. And what I want to point here is that knowledge itself is not enough to understand things, but passion and willingness of mind to discover what’s behind those.
Our minds indeed matter. It is an essential gift given to human beings like us to inspire and change lives.

Oniego Rhey
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Oniego Rhey

While I was reading this I thought that this article is just like other article that will not engross my mind but as I continue reading I found myself bemuse by the way the author share his own notion about the intellect of others. Readers can really visualize what the author is trying to say for this is really a representation of how human mind works.

While reading the article there’s a question that kept running into my mind, ” Why are some people likes their thoughts to be kept to themselves?” One thought that comes to my mind is that these people maybe facing some problems that cannot be shared to anyone or maybe because they have anxiety wherein they are avoiding situation that will cause them to be judge, embarassed or humiliated. But as the author aforementioned we can have a genuine happiness if we let our minds let go of the things that are less important.

The author did a very good job in throwing in all that information about how much people are cognizant about the consequences of such behavior. And he is also illustrating how the minds works and so make the article much more easier to comprehend by the readers so that they can fully conceit his idea.

The author also breaks into the detailed facts that inform the readers the variety of thing that minds can do. He talks about the things that can help to refine our minds and discover those thousands of mysteries that are waiting to be understood.

Lastly, I want to add this quote that I think is very significant to think to fully grasp the meaning of the article, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

Noel Miguel
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Noel Miguel

My parents once told me that our mind is one of the most consequential part of the human body. Once our mind thinks, our body will automatically respond. But, if the fear affects our mind on thinking, then what do you think will happen to our body? That is what, I think, happen to most of us. We bacame too stagnant because we are afraid on trying to think of something that will ripen our mind and personality.
Stagnant people always tend to have their fear of developing their skills to achieve their dreams and aspirations. Most of the times, they depend on others but others don’t care about them because they have their own lives. In this case, the fear of devoloping ourselves affects our minds to motivate our body to respond on doing something great. This support the line:
“…that fear is like a venom that may attack a vulnerable spirit. They know that fear, if not properly handled, is like a toxic waste. It is too poisonous for the body yet it could be addictive because it brings euphoric effects that drags them to their eternal death.”
It explains that fear is like a venom in our mind that controls our body in not aiming on progress that we can make in ourselves. A toxic substance that easily drags us down in death of achieving our strong desire. And, a poison that keeps on holding us from where we are right now.
I support the message of this essay for I believe that our mind really matters. It matters on psychological and even physical aspects and actions. Furthermore, I am a witness on how beautiful our mind works and how spine-chilling what it can do with our actions.

Mary Concepcion Navarro
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Mary Concepcion Navarro

After reading this article it made me overthink in my life. My situations, myself and my decisions. Some sentences and words triggered me and I am pretty much affected because most of the words a big slap for me. Like a friend pointing fingers at me to take a look at myself and ask “what are you doing?” I felt like I ruined myself because of what’s on my mind.

Reading the article also made me realize that I have been continuously allowing my mind control me to everything. I have been trying to learn how to love myself since a lot of people complain about me giving a lot to other and leaving nothing to me so frankly some phrases on the article like “are you willing to let go?” my heart answered with a big yes and my brain that has been wearing a helmet for years broke! For so many years a lot of people kept attempting to remove the good side of which is thinking of them and leaving nothing for me, I’ve learned how to accept things that affects me and started concentrating with a better version of me.

Let’s all learn how to accept what’s there, leave who left and never let your own mind destroy the best of you.