How do I stop myself from worrying all the time? Why do I overthink? Whom do I blame for my problems? Is my mind a friend or an enemy? My life seems so useless -what is the point of living? Is happiness achievable despite all my troubles?
If any of these questions resonate with you, corporate practitioner turned monk and teacher Venugopal Acharya has the answers you’re looking for.
Beginning with the premise that the solution to an anxious or restless mind lies not in controlling the mind – an impossible task at the best of times – but in learning how to manage it, he recommends three powerful yet simple principles for mind management and happy living: Awareness, Acceptance and Aspiration.
Moving a step ahead of merely outlining these ‘self-help methods’, the Acharya explains – through anecdotes from history and contemporary events as well as nuggets from ancient Indian scriptures – how to integrate these distinct concepts into a three-step practice for daily living and achieve benefits that are simultaneously immediate and long-lasting.
An invaluable guide to self-transformation that is tailor-made for modern living, Mind Your Mind gently but powerfully reveals that you are much more than your mind – and you can, therefore, live a fulfilling, uncomplicated and contented life beyond it.
Venugopal Acharya is a full-time teacher, monk and counsellor at ISKCON. Before choosing the monastic order twenty years ago, he worked in the corporate sector, having earned an MBA in finance and a master’s degree in international finance. He is a seasoned international speaker and has addressed audiences in the United Kingdom, Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Bahrain and Australia, sharing his thoughts on mental hygiene, emotional fulfilment and spiritual discipline.
He is author of Are You Connected? and Cricket in a Monastery. His daily blog is available at www.yogaformodernage.com