I rule my mind which I alone must rule.
The mind is a terrible thing to waste and a waist is a terrible thing to mind. Ha, ha, ha. We are the Kings and Queens of our minds. Who else to blame if our mind is a junk yard?
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step four that we do a searching and fearless moral inventory. Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living. It is part of the perennial wisdom that a person should mind their mind and in modern times we call this “mindfulness.”
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning and this search sooner or later will take us to our own mind if, in fact, it is responsible.
Today, it is suggested that we begin and end the day, and many times in between, deliberately and intentionally being mindful. The lesson for today reminds us that “I rule my mind, which I alone must rule.”
Here’s a limerick to consider as we reflect on today’s lesson;
My mind is mine to rule,
It is a fantastic tool,
To bring suffering and pain,
Or joy, peace, and sane,
One makes me wise, the other a fool.