Many of the mental problems that we suffer from come from the wrong use of our mind. Ayurveda fundamentally sees our thoughts as being objects. Our thoughts, emotions and feelings are not us, we merely observe them as they move through our consciousness. Whatever is being observed is not the one observing it. So all our thoughts that move through the channels of the mind, known as the Manovahasrotas, are observable. If we use our mind without true wisdom, we end up with a disturbed and troubled psyche and suffer as a result.
The good news is that if we use the mind correctly, we can begin to reverse problems such as anxiety, stress and depression. The correct use of the mind results in mental stability and fortitude.
So today, I will present you with this simple thought: your own undisciplined mind can do you more harm than anyone else who thinks negatively or badly about you. Their hateful thoughts are no more than their undisciplined observations. Your thoughts are what you observe and you have the innate ability to bring them under control. So, by disciplining your own mind correctly, you will not be bothered by any negative thoughts and feelings from those around you. If your mind is calm and serene, it remains unaffected by any bad opinions that others may hold against you and is free from fear and worry.