Subduing the mind

Suppose the mind suggests, 'Let me surf the internet for entertainment.' We know it will serve no purpose and be a complete waste of time. Yet, we often give in to the urge and indulge in the fun. This strengthens the mind, and it holds greater sway over us the next time. Instead, we can say, 'Surfing the internet will do me no good. My dear mind, I will not listen to you.' Every time we resist the urge for momentary gratification, we break the mind's control over us.

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