Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Mind- Receptacle Of Good And Bad Thoughts





The mind is the receptacle of our thoughts, both good and bad, sublime and inane, fanciful and serious. The mind is like the most powerful computer man ever assembled. But the mind is limited to what we feed it. Just like any computer, it's garbage in, garbage out. We do everything to keep our physical body healthy. We eat the right food, we exercise it and we give it plenty of rest. But we forget that the mind too needs our utmost care to keep it healthy.

Most of the time, we let it wander like a wild horse amidst the random and collective thoughts in the atmosphere. We do not give much thought to what we think- good or bad, sublime or mundane. But what we think most of the time affects not only our mental health, but our physical, emotional and spiritual health as well.

We are the products of our thoughts. Or as the philosophers say, we are what we think we are. Out of the collective thoughts that we accumulate in our minds mold that substance that goes to our heart and molds our character. And out of the preponderance of our heart's contents determine what we do or say.

The mind also acts like a powerful magnet. It tends to attract like minded thoughts and repel opposite ones. Just like the old saying, "birds of the same feathers flock together," minds of the same wave patterns attract one another and band together. How often do we feel the holiness of a monastery, the rarefied air we feel there as though we are walking in a heaven like state? And how often do we feel the dread and terror in a prison wall, especially where tortures, riots and summary executions take place? Why? Because negative thought patterns pervade the atmosphere of that place.

So let us think pure, positive thoughts. Let us think of God, not only in our prayers, but in everything we do. Let us think of the welfare of our fellow men, how we can contribute to that welfare. We are limited physically by what we can do for our fellow men, but such limitations do not exist in the mind. We can pray for everybody and that is a powerful tool the efficacy of which is mind boggling and unlimited. Nothing is impossible to him who prays and believes.

The Rainbow Connection - The Carpenters (1970s) USA



Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

8 comments:

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Interesting post Sir Mel. Pwedi rin magka virus tong mind natin hehehe. daming virus ng mind ko but the different with mind and computer pag may virus naayos kaagad ang puter maghahanap pa ng technician hahaha. thanks for the smart post

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Nakakatuwa ka talaga friend. You never fail to put a smile on my lips and you always make my day. I hope everything is okay with you and your family. Here's wishing you the very best in life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

genny said...

hi sir,

thanks for dropping by at my blog. i enjoy looking at your blog. God bless always!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Genny,
You're welcome. Thanks also for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

kimmy said...

right you are. that's why we need to unwind every once in a while, to clear our minds of unwanted thoughts. the problem is that it's not an easy thing to do, to get rid of negative ideas related to work, personal life and the community and these thoughts keep us awake at night without the most wanted peace of mind..

tin-tin said...

i love that song. meyy christmas and happy new year :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmy,
If our minds are suffused with thoughts of God and His words and if we insulate our mind with the blood of Jesus, then it will be a lot easier not to think of negative thoughts. Negative thoughts are like acid that sears our hearts and mind and leave us bitter and confused. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too. Thanks for your visit and greetings. God bless you always.

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