The mind plays an essential role in perceiving the world around us and making us aware of it, understanding it and functioning in it. We use the mind for almost everything we do.
It is our thinking as well as the arena where we process, store and manage mental activity. Moreover, it is a faculty and/or location where imagination and intellect, image and idea, percept and concept, interact and intermingle.
Your success or failure depends more on your prevailing frame of mind than on anything else. A trained and efficient mind is the one asset that commands respect all over the world. Money cannot compete with it. Wealth is powerless without it. Every country, every profession is ready, willing and eager to employ it. It is your passport into the best society – and the key to every kind of success. If you learn how to control and project your mind, you can control events, instead of letting them control you. By developing your mind to its full power, you can reap rich rewards in life…. rewards that today may seem only dream to you.
The mind and the brain are two different things that interact with each other. The brain is physical and the mind is the product of the brain which is functional.
We can compare the brain to a computer with its hardware and the mind is the software that operates it. The brain provides the mind a physical basis, through which it can function.
The brain gathers information through the five senses about the world around us, and based on that information, the mind makes evaluations, comparisons, judgments and decisions.
The mind participates in every activity and decision we make. It participates in minor activities, such as crossing a busy street, preparing a cup of tea or reading a newspaper, and also in major actions and decisions, such as buying a house, managing a business or flying a plane.
Just to better understand how the mind and the brain interact, what happens for example, when we cross a street?
When crossing a street, the brain gathers relevant information about the street and the traffic through the senses of sight and hearing. The mind receives the information, evaluates the speed of the cars, their distance from you and the time required to cross the street safely. Then, based on these evaluations, the mind gives orders to the body to cross the street.