Monsters Inside #Ebola and #Parasites
October 23, 2014
My sister watches this television program called Monsters Inside Me! When I first viewed it with her, I was aghast at how many parasites could exist in a person’s body. Some people contracted worms from eating grubs in the Sudan, while other ingested them by drinking lake water by their homes. More than anything, I realized that germs, such as Ebola, are in the minds of many right now. What about the parasitic germs of negative thoughts? Shouldn’t we be thinking about how these negative viruses are affecting every part of our lives, as well?
I want to take you on a journey of the human mind. The Huffington Post reported that everyday each human can think from 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts. Each minute we have 35-48 thoughts standing like a thick filter between our minds and our feelings. These thoughts have the capacity to motivate us or destroy our mental ability to do the easiest of tasks, such as getting up off of the couch for food.
In 2 Corinthians 10:5 (English Standard Version ESV) we read: “We (should) destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive…”) Can you imagine the task that the scriptures actually asking? When you consider an example such as the thoughts of a teenage boy dreaming about sex, the task is monumental. However, the question we need to respond to is: Is it possible to control the massive amount of thoughts in our brain?
As someone who has actually tried, I can tell you that it is a 24 hour a day process with no relenting. The human mind is unwieldy and is subject to every kind of trigger, from smell to taste to the lovely body walking by us or flashing on the screening of a television. Who can resist every temptation? I doubt anyone!
However, another choice exists. Don’t resist at all. Instead, rise above the thoughts of the human mind until you need its advice and input. For instance, in meditation we learn to become an observer of our thoughts. During meditation, we can become relaxed only because we are not tempted to walk down paths divergent to peace, by watching our thoughts instead of reacting to them. The practice is important, if you ever want to be free of the disease of negative thoughts.
When you sit above your thoughts, even when you are not meditating, you learn that the human mind is more like the computer flowing with a myriad of impulses with every keystroke, learning to react better with each usage. We can set parameters for ourselves that say specific information, like ask an alarm in our mind to ring when a certain set of data moves through. For instance, if you are hungry and need food, the bell rings. If you are in pain, the bell rings. If you are fatigued and need rest, the bell, again, rings. But, when all the other thoughts deluge your mind, you simply listen with one ear and don’t pay attention with all of your thoughts. The practice of ignoring negativity is much more like the parent who listens to a toddler chatting away about every tiny thing, but filters the important information out. If a parent didn’t do this, he or she would get nothing done in a day, because children want your entire attention all the time. The human mind never stops acting like this toddler. So, to get anything done in our lives, to move past our old thoughts into a prosperous and effective day, we have to learn to filter out what doesn’t serve us.
In other words, you have to get to the place where you realize that you are a spirit living in a human body with a human mind, subject to bodily triggers. When your humanity is working for you, you listen; when it is working against you with negative thoughts or cravings that would take you on a path away from your task, you don’t listen. This kind of mental ability takes an astute person with the ability to truly sit with his/her mind with no judgment and learn to assimilate the power of the Divine Consciousness that would help to control and activate only the positive thoughts.
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