I'm still marveling at Acharya Shunya ji's amazing introduction of the Bhagavad Gita. One nugget that really stood out for me was when she talked about what is the practice (Nididhyasanam) of the Bhagavad Gita.
And how she revealed that the next time you have an emotional problem you can use the knowledge of buddhi (intellect) vs manas (mind) to deal with it. As I've been observing my mind these past few days I am noticing how important it is to slow down and become deliberate for my buddhi to activate. When I create space for my own higher mind to guide me I find I am able to navigate my way through the day with the clarity that comes from knowledge versus mechanical reactions. When I move fast it's easy to stay in my mind and act immaturely.
This is where I also find physically writing down what I've learned as Svadhyaya (self-study) as well as Sankalpas (mindful resolutions) to be extremely helpful and empowering in moving from the Mananam (contemplation) to Nididhyasanam (application) phase of receiving knowledge. Physically writing is a slow process. It moves in the manner Acharya ji described the buddhi growing in - slowly idea after idea (versus the mind, which can grow infinitely in its reactions).
I am finding the process of slowing down to make space for a buddhi-led existence to be a Sadhana that is helping me continue to grow up.