Our experience of life, our choices and our beliefs, are all guided and experienced in relation to one’s consciousness. Alteration of your consciousness presents you with a different world, for good or for bad. Your consciousness is constantly affected by the experiences you have – consciousness cultivated negatively through bad choices perpetuates more negativity, consciousness cultivated with purposeful intent can help transform your world into a magnificent one.
The taking in of experience can be seen as a similar process to eating, constantly taking in the nourishment of information to grow your body and mind. Just as moving in a particular way or consuming a particular diet impacts you over time, your information ‘diet’ changes you as an individual; physically, mentally and spiritually.
I don’t think many of us have been gifted with or have cultivated truly ‘Teflon’ minds. Something always sticks from the information we ingest. Consciously controlling this information stream is an extremely powerful way to transform our inner world.
I would contend we don’t have any real control over the initial thoughts that arise in our brain. However, once they bubble to the surface we have absolute control of what we do next. Either chase in feverish pursuit down the thought chasm, bringing us to realisation or despair, or let go and await the next one to arise. We injest our thoughts when we dwell on them, making them all the more likely to bubble to the surface at a future time.
So we have a simple choice. We can choose to ponder, reflect, surround and engulf our beings with thoughts, information and actions that strengthen us, enliven us, enable us to more easily live purposeful lives, and make great contributions to the rest of humanity…
Or the alternative…
It’s your choice.
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