It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, January 27, 2017

Chapter 1, Page 27, Book 17

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Fear not, for I am with you

Isaiah 43:5

January 28th -  Hope and Trust in our Time

You and I are not what we eat; we are what we think. 

Walter Anderson, 

Thanks to technological progress, we have access to media which makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false. 

The human mind has been compared to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds. Our minds are always grinding, but it is up to us to choose what to feed them.  Believe it or not, what you put into your mind has a bigger impact on your well being than you think.

Life is not simply a bare succession of events, but a history, a story waiting to be told through the choice of a lens that we can select and gather the most relevant data.  Everything depends on the way we look at things, on the lens we use to view them. If we change that lens, reality itself differs.With that said,  I think we need to be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul.  

When the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings and circumstances are of comparatively little account. 

Hannah Whitall Smith

To nourish our minds to feed our souls because it will influence our lives, our actions, and our destiny, we need to monitor our exposure to the media of things that we watch, listen to, or believe in, and we need to stay on guard. A lot of the things we are exposed to each day are not wholesome or good for us to see. But every day we may find these kinds of bad experiences infiltrating our lives and hard to avoid. When we watch or listen to the news comes to mind, and we need to be aware of the desensitizing effect these things have on us

We are going to become what we feed ourselves, or what we allow to come into our lives.

Live carefully. The soul you save may be your own. 

Virginia Chase


Mevely317 said...

Hi Ma! That's a good analogy about the grinding millstone.

I'm so troubled by the unrest and lingering hated following the election. For my own (fragile) peace of mind, I've had to avoid watching the news or entering into pointless discourse on Facebook. (THAT's harder than it sounds!)

betty said...

That is so true we are going to be what we feed our bodies and our minds, both with food, entertainment, etc. The old adage "garbage in, garbage out" comes to mind.



Perfectly put. " Everything depends on the way we look at things, on the lens we use to view them. If we change that lens, reality itself differs."