It often happens that we struggle controlling our mind and thoughts. We bring troubles and annoyances upon ourselves and fall into many faults just through lack of reflection.
Sometimes we're too harsh to others. We decide some matter too quickly. We even produce too quickly a bitter word. We follow the counsel of passion and self-love and we even open too quickly a certain book and so on. We ought to ask ourselves first. Is what I'm gonna do praiseworthy, useful or even allowed? What will be the consequences of it? A moment of realization would be enough many times to open our eyes and would prevent acts that we are bound to regret.
Let us learn to master our natural eagerness and let us observe this rule faithfully if we could spare ourselves many little miseries and sometimes even very great ones.
Needless to say, use your mind with a good purpose to have a peaceful environment and a good life. And it is our intellectual power in our everyday living.