The Buddha said that the mind is the source of all things and that all things are created by the mind. The mind is the key to changing the nature of experiences.
(1) Right Effort – Cultivating an appropriate level of motivation in our pursuit of the Dharma.
(2) Right Mindfulness – Watching the body and mind and be aware of what one is doing.
(3) Right Concentration – The focus of the mind single-pointedly on an object.
It is important that the aspect of mental development be cultivated with the
guidance of a trained teacher. However, mental development without wisdom is not enough.