Sadhguru speaks about the noxious tendencies of our minds. Just as the body may be ill and poisoned, our minds and thoughts can also prove to be poisonous to our living and emotions. Thus, a conscious way of thinking is needed to achieve health in our minds, and as a result, personal and emotional development.
One of the four noble truths is the suffering which is inherent to living. The path we walk through has hardships, which may end up in pain. Only by facing and responding to such a pain in a mindfully way may we understand its nature, not only helping our hearts to let go, but achieving a greater understanding of the world and ourselves.
The heart - Tich Nhat Hanh
The German writer Eckhart Tolle speaks about the possibilities of our own mind. Rather than letting our thoughts to overcome our own control, Tolle proposes the breaking of excessive thinking, simplifying our though processes in order not only to achieve more agile and efficient thinking, but helping us to reach the depths of our own mind and knowledge.
Excessive Thinking - Eckhart Tolle
Fighting suffering. Thich Nhat Hanh discusses how to fight suffering in the world, by firstly fighting it in ourselves. Only by having a peaceful core can we expand peacefulness, just as only by being able to help ourselves can we help others.
Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about a new programme which will bring a new future: conscious teaching. Teachers and education institutions will be able to apply this system which, based upon Buddhist foundations of dharma but applied in a secular way, will enable teachers and students alike to establish a greater connection with both themselves and their environment, favouring a community structure in class which will not only help them to live better with fellow human beings, but ultimately helping them to reaching their deepest core.