What Fills Your Mind?

A recent survey of people in western Europe and the US revealed that a majority of those surveyed have been intentionally reading and listening to less news than before. Perhaps, like me, they have discovered that thinking often about news and opinions leads to feelings of depression, grumpiness, even anger. We become people that other people avoid.

Filling out mind with negativity and letting those thoughts constantly simmer leads to an unhappy life both for us and those we impact.

While we find it useful to know something about what is going on in the world, little of that helps us through today.

Beginning our day with attention to our spiritual life sets leads us to see people and events through a different lens. It is an extension of the apostle Paul’s suggestion to pray without ceasing. That is a form of attention to things that boost us positively.

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