The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. The problem comes when it uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken over you" (p.13)
Similarly, as Gustav Lebon put it: for some people logic/mind is more useful in order to justify their behaviour rather than to direct it.
According to J.Krishnamurti one of the most dangerous actions of the mind is that it images and it gets fixated around them. "Each one builds his own image about another and also has an image about himself, because when you create an image. there is security, however false, however unreal, however insane. In that image that the mind has created, there is security. (...) Image making is one of the human failings. Now is it possible to have no image about anything, but to live only with facts, the fact being that which is actually happening? Are we meeting each other? (To be Human, p.27)
The very first step to find peace in our mind is to start capturing all this moments where our mind goes on labeling, judging, criticizing, worrying for the future, self-pitying for the past. This continuous sitting in judgement creates pain and unhappiness. By watching the mechanisms of the mind you step out of its resistance patterns and you can then allow the present moment to be.
The most challenging thing at this process -according to my personal journey- will be the resistance of your ego to admit how mean or judgmental or lazy or prejudiced or not good enough in general a part of ourselves can be. This is hard to admit if you choose to judge yourself and then explanations and justifications start to take over. But it is also liberating and hopeful, because once you have been aware of it, you cannot ignore it anymore, you take responsibility. You become alive in the present, not fantasizing of the future, not been a victim of the past.
PS: I know...it is now as easy as it seems, but once you prepare yourself for that change, once the energy of the readiness will be there, then the shift will happen!