It is hard to imagine letting a stranger into our homes or letting people we know bring junk into our sanctuaries and just leaving it there. No one would tolerate that.
But we are so careless about what we let into the space that houses all of our thoughts, beliefs and emotions…our minds!
…Easy Lent Step #2
Be selective about what we feed our minds!
Being selective is one of the keys that unlocks the door of serenity and focus. When we are selective about what we absorb intellectually, we can see things clearly and gain focus and control over our lives. Too many of us exist bombarded with a constant stream of useless information wrapped up in pretty packaging. We allow it to flow uncensored into our homes, lives and brains. This type of exposure causes an almost “hypnotic” state as we are lulled into complacency by the fiction of what we see and hear. How can we, during this state of complete vegetation, think clearly on our own? It is no surprise that many of us are exhausted at the end of our days. Our brains have been assaulted every waking second.
During this Lenten journey, we should be mindful of what we read, see or hear. Think about what we feed our minds. Any intellectual diet that does not support our growth or enjoyment of life and any that appeals only to our most primitive instincts should be eliminated during this detox.
Only consume things that inspire, teach, provoke thought, or emotionally enrich us. These are the super foods that will provide power-fuel for our minds!
And sorry, but no Kardashians are allowed in your living room while you take this journey! 🙂