“ As a boat on the waters is carried off course by a gale, so an individual's discrimination is driven from its intended path when the mind succumbs to the wandering senses. ”
Source: Bhagavad Gita 2:67
For those who have conquered the mind, the mind is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind acts like an enemy.
These loads (of past) are too heavy for the mind to carry, so we must restrict the amount of the load. The past is gone. Why continue to carry it in the mind?
When a man completely relinquishes all desires of the mind and is entirely contented in the self, by the self, he is then considered to be settled in wisdom
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
Undoubtedly the mind is fickle and unruly; but by yoga practice and by dispassion, the mind may nevertheless be controlled.