Know Your Mind
Train Your Mind
Free Your Mind
Knowing ones mind is to not get caught up with agitation, and observe the mind as thoughts arises. It is a discovery process to ones mind without judging. When the focus is on knowing, we make no attempt to try to change anything. Just observing the mind can be a radical change and a relief.
Training ones mind is a process of developing kindness and compassion whenever mental conflicts, such as aversion, anger, or despair arises. Once the mind develops concentration, we can foster the growth of generosity, ethical virtue, and discernment.
Freeing ones mind is to let go of clinging whenever thought arises. The ultimate aim of Buddhist practice is to liberate the heart so there are no barriers to our heart's freedom. Freeing the heart begins in small steps, each bringing a corresponding peace.
Care of the body is a daily task. The mind too needs regular care, exercise, and training. With freedom from suffering as the goal, knowing, training, and freeing are the three Buddhist ways of caring for the mind.