Everyone with some decent brainpower should have figured out that it’s not easy to figure out what the mind is about.
Philosophers try, Psychologists try, neurologists try, Cognitive Scientists(or perhaps we should be called Cognologists, or Cognitivists… or Mindlers, like the upcoming cognitive sience news portal…) try, heck even I try to get an answer to those questions “What is the mind?”, “What is Reality?”
Some languages, like swedish for example hasn’t even got a name for it. “Mind” doesn’t exist so to speak, it’s either “brain” or “sense”(as in senses, vision, touch et.c.). The mind, and consiousness is a strange property, some call it an emergent property. (I’m sure you can read all about that at wikipedia)
Just a heads up, go to the wikipedia article of the day and put things into perspective for a while.