WHAT THEHEEBEE SAYS ABOUT HOW MUCH DO WE PROTECT OUR MINDS:
Our mind is a forever functioning factory. We protect our selves by thinking ability and through instincts that pop up in our mind. Our Mind has an active role in protecting us. But how much do we protect our minds?
Below is a beautiful post on this thought-provoking topic by Mr. Isaac George.
I am in India at work and it always amazes me how creative people are.
Please see the photo – of a string, bottle and lighter!
I stopped at a shop for a cup of coffee – no Starbucks but I missed that kind of coffee – strong and terribly sweet – nostalgia mostly from my student days! : – )
Now unlike the West, these places attract hoards of smokers because they also sell cigarettes as single cigarettes which means the smokers need a light and therefore the requirement of a lighter. To prevent stealing and to store away the lighter at night they unscrew the cap and keep the bottle which is attached to the lighter.
Now to be fair, we too take precautions about protecting our possessions and things precious to us. But how much do we pay attention to the most precious of our possessions- our minds?
Think about our days for a moment. The majority of us likely will have done the following thru the day – listened to or watched the news, checked our social media, spent time drowning ourselves at work, then watch our news/ favorite serials/Netflix, enjoy a bit of gossip, etc.
How much time have we spent thinking v/s absorbing? And absorbing is what our mind does very well – especially images.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things is what the Apostle Paul says in the Book of Philippians 4:8
Contrast that with the media (including our conversations) we interact with, we hear and the stuff that we see. Is it noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, praiseworthy, excellent?
Think about how it has influenced our thinking, our attitudes, our values? Think about how much we are willing to compromise or ignore because of serials we watch!
Here is one example – Take any TV serial and you will come across promiscuity in relationships. Think about our attitude to promiscuity. Has it changed?
How much of influence do we allow into our minds without a filter?
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to unscrew the cap and take a bit of time to think about what enters our minds – take a bit of time off, keep the bottle away and think and protect our minds?
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