Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one could have complete or partial control of one’s life! I am absolutely certain that the skeptics among us would convincingly state that it is an impossible task to say the least. Nevertheless, it is not only possible but it is scientifically feasible.

It is a well-known fact that the mind is the center of the nervous system. Any sensations or feelings must reach the mind before one could be aware of their occurrences. How do we become aware of our feelings of hunger, cold, fatigue, pain, sadness, happiness, exhilaration or enthusiasm? Without stating the obvious, our minds accomplish that task. Consequently, if one could control one’s mind, one would be able to control all those feelings.

The fundamental question should focus on the means by which an individual can achieve the objective of controling his or her mind. Of course, it is a long process. It needs a great deal of efforts to practice conditioning one’s brain to be receptive to suggestions.

One can start by attempting to control simple feelings such as hunger. It is a well-known fact that some individuals worldwide were able to combat their hunger through meditation or using the sense of smell to trick the mind to believe that the feeling of hunger is gone or at least subsided. Muslims use prayers to combat hunger and thirst during the month of Ramadan.

Disassociation, which is accomplished through painkillers, is used in the medical field to combat and relieve pain, minimize its impact or at least get rid of its symptoms.

I was born and spent my early years in a warm climate and relocated to a freezing weather yet I was able to survive the harsh environment by gradually conditioning my mind to sway away from focusing on my surroundings through disassociation.

Through the months of severely cold climate, I used my memory of my childhood to disassociate from being affected by it. I accomplished that task by flashing back to the warm yet fresh breeze of the beaches at my birth country.

I use the technique of disassociation to combat my fatigue whenever I am exhausted or feel tired.

I do believe that partial control of one’s mind could be achieved through continuous practice of mind control. For certain, attaining that objective would not be easy. However, the rewards of achieving that goal outweigh the efforts exerted to accomplish it.

My article may give someone somewhere the incentive to think about or to explore the possibility of controlling his or her life by gradually attempting to control one’s mind.

Author's Bio: 

Holding an honorary professorship from China, Sava Hassan is a Canadian author, poet and educator. He had published three books and wrote numerous articles in various topics in Canada, USA and China. For a year, he was writing an advice column for a major English magazine in China. Sava, occasionally, writes articles for several Chinese English Newspapers. He won several writing awards including three from China.