The mind is like a dog

Oftentimes our mind is like a dog chasing its own tail. It’s true that our thoughts tend to wander. It’s an evolutionary quark that probably helped save our lives early on, but can be detrimental to our well-being if untamed.

Our mind likes to be overactive. It wants adventure, intrigue and, yes, drama. So it spits out thoughts to fuel the compulsion, resulting in stress, anxiety, paranoia and fear.

Add alcohol and you have a combustible potion. This happened earlier this week. I was a slave to my own thoughts. My brain chemistry was unbalanced. Fortunately for me I was able to call a friend who took the time to walk and talk me back to a more grounded reality.

Everyone needs a friend like that. Put that person on speed dial, because every once in a while your mind will break its leash and chase its own tail. You’ll need that mind-catcher.