I believe that keeping your mind healthy is absolutely the MOST important thing that you can do in your life. I say this because everything starts with the mind and the imagination. If your mind is healthy, it will create a healthy life.
One of the best ways to maintain a healthy mind is by establishing a meditation practice. Through meditation, we learn to quiet the mind and observe our thoughts. Why is that important? Well, first of all, most of our thoughts are unconscious to us, or even worse, we believe we are our thoughts. Many times we believe that if we think it, it must be true; however, this is totally false. I know there are many times that my mind has given me wrong information.
I have heard we think over 70,000 thoughts in one day and that most of these are repetitive, meaning we are thinking the same things over and over. It is also said that 90% of these thoughts (for most people) are negative as well as unconscious. So just doing the math, most people’s minds are extremely unhealthy and they don’t even realize it.
By monitoring our thoughts and emotions, we get a glimpse into our mind and psyche. Once we have this awareness, we can armor ourselves with the healing tools needed to squash, change, release these destructive thought patterns and restore our peace of mind. The Bible tells us to cast down every thought and imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. To me this says the negative thoughts will come, but we don’t have to entertain them.
Some of the tools I use is an Emotional Freedom Technique, Welcoming Prayer, and journaling. You can even use techniques like Stop That Thought or even neutralize negative or fear-based thoughts with empowering scriptures. If you are interested, check out my article, How to Stop Negative Thoughts by Hiring Mental Gatekeeper. I see every pesky thought as a mouse running around in my house. I will do everything I can to get rid of it. I don’t pretend it doesn’t exist, try to live with it, or brush it under the rug. No! That mouse has to go! You must be this determined about your peace of mind.
Meditation brings awareness. Once you become aware of your thoughts you’ll be able (most of the time) to quickly stop the bad ones from taking residence in your heart. It does take discipline but it’s worth it. Once thoughts embed themselves in your heart (and you’ve made a belief out of them), it makes it more difficult to get rid of them, but you can. Prevention is always easier than the cure.
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