Mind is a tool to mend your ways. It can also be employed to bend the rules and circumvent them. It needs a man of higher IQ to do the latter but the question arises, is it the right choice?
Being smart is a smart choice but do we really have a choice to be smart or a dumb fools? Our genes decide the no-choice to a large extent but sure enough the environment plays a significant role, right?
The entity that controls the direction taken by the mind is the real stuff, the real employer of the mind that ultimately matters. Being aware of the doings and undoings of the mind empowers our higher, wiser selves to harness the mind in the best possible manner and this is what I call Minding the mind. Just let the higher faculty focus as an observer and let it watch the thoughts and the possible anticipated actions to avoid most of the misery that might otherwise ensue if tricked by the trickster mind. Good luck.