The Web Sage
Copyright © 2002 by Joe Freeman. All rights reserved.
What’s On Your Mind?
Zig Ziglar says that you ‘own everything you expose your mind to’. Every thing you look at, every word you hear, every word you say. All of these images and words are stored some where in your memory banks, ready to be brought to the surface in a split second. Your reply may be – ‘So what?’
So – what is your sub-conscious doing with all this data? Don’t forget you now own these images and words, and your sub-conscious will decide how to use it. If you continually store pictures and words of depression, misery, illness, sadness, hopelessness, desperation, etc., how is your sub-conscious processing all these facts? Yes – they are facts to your brain. The brain doesn’t distinguish between true or false, right or wrong. It just remembers!
If you spent your day (8-10 continuous hours), watching those TV talk shows with guest that fight and curse each other, how do think you might feel at the end of the day? Don't you think you would feel differently if you watched something positive and uplifting all day? Did you ever go a movie about race cars or fast cars? When you left the parking lot, did you hear tires screeching as the cars exited, emulating the movie they just watched? This is the process your mind (sub-conscious) uses to influence your actions. By exposing your mind to a continual flow of depressing images and/or words, your sub-conscious will cause you to be depressed.
Do you really need any more help getting depressed? I don't think so. Be careful! Be very careful of what you allow your mind to absorb. It could be harmful to your mental health.
We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts;
to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny,
and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life.
Develop a train of thought on which to ride.
The nobility of your life as well as your happiness
depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.