The restless mind does not take easily to self-investigation and quickly runs after familiar distractions. In many cases, it must first be reined in or pacified through the practice of japa, prayer, yoga or association with wise and holy company. Only then will it gradually develop the strength and attraction to enquire into its root nature. Gradually, this will result in the weakening of the tendency to rush outward. Eventually, the mind will sink inside the Shiva Being.