One might believe that money, power, food, and shelter are the reasons for greed and fear. But the fact is that even after having all of those, greed and fear keep increasing.
There is only one thing that can control your greed and fear and it’s your own mind.
So how do we control our mind? Think for a minute. If I ask you not to think of a pink elephant, what will you think about? Would you not think about a pink elephant? So how do we not think about the pink elephant? By having a strong will to not think of it. So does that mean that will is above mind? No, because will can be controlled only by applying mind.
To control your mind it is very important that you take control of your mind before it takes control of you. So let's try it. Let's say I again ask you to think of pink elephant. If I immediately tell my mind to think of a blue elephant instead of a pink one, it will think of a blue one. Won't it? If you think clearly, we only need to tell our mind to think of a blue one. So the idea is to focus and say in your mind what you want to do. You can actually talk to your mind.
But then, a lot of people lack focus. In order to focus there is just one way that has been amazingly successful. Chant a mantra of the deity or higher power you believe in and meditate while chanting the mantra. Your focus is hidden in focusing on the mantra. It's magic.The moment you try to focus on the mantra, you will start to strengthen your focus. Practice it daily. You will find an enhanced ability to focus on anything you wish.