Whatever I think, the same thought arises in my intellect and directs the mind in that direction. For great many eons, we have directed our intellect towards eating, sleeping, etc. So it has become habituated to go that way. If for several years we turn it again towards what is good, it would run towards that. It is itself insentient. It would go as it is directed.
One can dominate over body and mind if one wills so. If the mind has to be saved from lust and anger, then one must take refuge in God.
Rice is boiling in a pot. From above we see the rice is hot. This is because fire has heating power. Here the heating power of fire is ‘chit’ and the hotness of the rice is ‘chetana’.