How would you describe your mind? Mostly a mess. It makes no sense. Can you lift a chair sitting on it? It’s the same with the mind. It’s not possible to understand the mind because you are using it to understand.
The only way to understand the mind is to be silent enough to let it speak its problems.
Enough with literature. How to do it? How to turn your mind from your foe to your friend?
Let’s start with your mental constructs. Your habitual thinking process. Why do you need them?
Like happens in cycles. You would want to stay in a cycle that favours the expression of your potentials.