What We Feed Our Mind

Posted on 15. Jul, 2010 by Wendy in Personal Development

What we feed our minds is just as important as what we feed our bodies.  The kinds of books we read, the people we talk with, the music we listen to, and the movies we watch are all part of our mental diet.

Use discretion because what you feed your mind influences your total health and well-being.

Here is a great analogy that helps put ‘thought’ into perspective.

The loom that weaves thought into thing…we all know enough about the principles of rug-weaving to know that there are a loom, threads, a weaver and a rug.

The loom has only one task; that is, to keep weaving. It doesn’t decide whether it will weave a beautiful or an ugly rug.  Hour after hour, it moves back and forth, while yard after yard of rug comes slowly forth at the end of the loom.

The weaver watching it may be unhappy and outraged by what he sees coming out, but he does not berate the loom and say, “why have you done this to me?”  He doesn’t sit at the other end crying over the ugly pattern wishing it would somehow change into a thing of beauty.  He knows that the only place where beauty can be made to replace ugliness is on the rack of spools at his end before the obedient weaving apparatus gets it, and so he changes his thread.

He takes off a dark spool, replacing it with a brighter color; he exchanges a gaudy yellow for a mellow gold.  Then he starts the machine once more, and as he watches what now comes out at the other end, he is pleased.

The loom however, doesn’t care.  It is impersonal. I has no choice but to weave whatever threads are given it, and it does so according to the pattern set by the weaver. The weaver is responsible for the result.

Eventually all man’s thoughts appear in some form in his life.

Action exercise: Pay attention to the random continuous things that go through your mind…immediately delete (X) thoughts that you don’t choose to have show up in your outer world! You may be surprised by what you find once you start to pay attention to your thoughts. You’ll be even more amazed at how much better your life will be once you take control of your thoughts!

If you found this message worthwhile please pass it on to your friends!

The loom story was taken from The Science of Mind by Frederick Bailes

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3 Responses to “What We Feed Our Mind”

  1. Ashley

    29. Jul, 2010

    GREAT post— and SO true! Thank you for the insight- I really enjoy reading your blog!

    …”I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul,”…(because we have the power to control our thoughts

    …our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds…these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts. – Napoleon Hill

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  2. Martha Stanley

    10. Aug, 2010

    Way to go Wendy! This is an awesome Blog and so professional.

    I’m reminded of this equation I learned years ago. It all begins with a thought…

    Thoughts produce feelings,
    feelings drive you to actions,
    actions become habits,
    habits become character,
    and character becomes destiny.

    “Finally, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report;: if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things”.
    Phil. 4:8

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    Wendy Reply:

    Hello Martha!
    Thanks so much for your kind words and for checking out my blog!

    I LOVE the words of wisdom you’ve shared. I remind myself of those very things daily…they are so true and have a HUGE impact on every aspect of our life.

    I often wonder what our world would be like if people became more conscious of what they think and speak.

    Abundant Blessing to you dear friend,
    Wendy

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