I remember I watched a Youtube video about how to get rid of acne and pimple forever. The video recommended eating organic eggs and Probiotics which led me to buy Yakult and brown instead of usually white eggs on my grocery trip. I watched several videos about Illuminati and read some pages on their website and I found myself discussing that issues to my boyfriend. “Do you believe that Illuminati has a control and power to manipulate the world? What do you think is the reason why one US dollar bill has symbols of Illuminati on it?” He yawned in boredom. I’ve recently watched a Youtube video of a lady doing her boyfriend’s make up and it gave me an urge to apply eyeliner on Marlon’s eyelids. I ruminated on what topic to be talked about on my next blog entry and I couldn’t decide of anything worthy of our time because what I was on my mind were just films and TV series and Youtube videos I watched in my idle times which mostly aren’t life-changing or mind-blowing or survival tips. My unpublished drafts which are fragments of random and raw ideas I couldn’t develop as a logical write-up outnumber my actual published posts. How can anyone write sensible stuff if he allows himself to consume shallowness? Or how can this be a happy site when the author is downcast. I can’t offer something I lack.
“You are the books you read, the movies you watch, the music you listen to, the people you spend time with, the conversation you engage in. Choose wisely what you feed your mind.” -unknown
Am I feeding my mind right amount of wisdom and knowledge or just superficiality and senselessness? I asked myself. I assessed the books I have on my shelves and the downloaded ebooks on my mobile. I thought of the videos I was engrossed in. Are they good sources of vitamins and minerals essential for my well-being or am I just wasting my time or poisoning my soul? Who are the persons we look up to or the people who surround us that somehow influence us unknowingly? Do they exhibit virtues or just showcase egotism and obscenity? Are the articles on the websites I read and the music I listen to lure me to become more vengeful or immodest or materialistic?
“It is the food you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.” -Emmet Fox
We will become the kind of person we choose to be and I choose to be a mature one regardless of age. I read 4 Ways to Be Mature and I reflect on myself. (Brothers and sisters, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults. -1 Corinthians 14:20 NIV) We aren’t getting any younger every single second and wasting time is wasting fortune. If I fed my mind on pornography, probably I wouldn’t value the sanctity of marriage any more. If I fed my mind on merely gossips and idleness I would only provide anyone who would read my blog trash impeding each other’s growth and productivity.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” -Philippians 4:8 NLT
What we feed our mind determines our character and our character determines our future.
I want to end this, anyway, with a song which is one of my favorite. I can’t think of music related to our topic but just always remember that you are loved.