This is something I think about often and try to remain aware of. I’m sharing it with the rest of whoever reads it, so that maybe more people will think about it, too.
Life is made up of experiences. Most of those experiences are transmitted through the five senses. So what we see, touch, feel, smell and hear are what create our life experiences, for the most part.
Do you ever think about what you feed your mind?
Believe it or not, you can mostly choose what it is that you put into your head. Whatever you put into your head (whether it’s news, movies, music, books, etc. ad infinitum) leaves a residue. Just because you finish watching a movie doesn’t mean your mind isn’t still processing it. In fact, the opposite is usually true. The subconscious remembers things long after the conscious has decided that those things are ‘filed info.’ or irrelevant or not needed.
So…since you have a choice of what to put into your head…what kind of diet are you feeding your mind? Whether you’re a news junkie, a movie maven, a music maniac, a soap opera fan or a porn addict, the residue remains…and it can and does affect a person. When you consider it, why wouldn’t it affect you? Of course it does.
What kind of reality are you creating for yourself, and what kind of experience are you creating by what you choose to put into your head? Are you feeding it something that increases your ego or is strictly self-serving? Or are you looking for a way to use what you put into your head to help the world or help others?
What are you feeding your mind? Is it starving for something else?
Do you even care?
You have the choice. What choice will you make?