Dr. Dan Seigel defines ‘mind’ as an ’embodied and relational process that regulates the flow of energy and information.’
So, that means a lot of things, but one of them is that your mind is not simply a ‘thing’ that sits inside your skull, unaffected by the outside world.
Instead, is it a living, constantly changing connection with your environment.
So, taking that one step further, everything that you do and experience changes your mind.
To me, simply being aware of that gives me a strong feeling of control and autonomy.
Whatever I put out into the world, that will change the minds of those around me.
Whatever situations I put myself into more often, that will shape and mold my own mind.
Whatever situations don’t serve me well, I can seek to minimize those.