What We Feed Our Mind
Guest Post by Dick Warn
How many times have you lost sight of something truly important — a child darting into the street, an overdue bill, or a scheduled meeting that you needed to attend? We have moments when our mind slips away and plays with other ideas. We are not made of steel. We are emotional beings born with free choice.
One of the most common causes of problems is negative thinking. One negative idea flies into our mind and, when we allow it, we end up dealing with hundreds. Sick, nasty, and scary ideas breed faster than fleas; left unchecked, they drive us to depression and despair.
How can we reduce depression and despair? The first thing we need to do is to clearly see that nothing is forever. Dark times pass, light returns, and life’s most frightful moments are only speed bumps. We can get over them.
The second thing we need to see clearly is our freedom to say “No” to negative ideas when they occur. People who do this best stand guard at the doorway of their mind. Not every thought is allowed to enter. The “keepers” are those ideas that are based on truth, helpful in nature, and pleasant to play with.
Free choice gives us the ability to accept or reject any idea. What makes this so rewarding is our willingness to take charge of our mind, stand guard at all times, and say “No” to the nasty, sick, and scary ideas when they arrive.
Remember, life becomes what we feed our mind.
Dick Warn is the author of The Miracle Minute, a weekly email sent free to readers around the world. www.TheMiracleMinute.com His latest book, Mystical Mentor can be previewed at www.MysticalMentor.com