Introspection–inner inspection to make life better

People who seldom search for wisdom inside themselves, leave much happiness on the shelf. If you never do an honest inner inspection, some introspection and self-examination, there’ll be much you don’t know about yourself.

Mindfulness is observant. Mindlessness isn’t. Just because you don’t notice something, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Negativity is usually unproductive, seldom constructive, and often very destructive. When it is revealing what you’ve been concealing, truth isn’t an appealing feeling.

Negative feelings, desires, and thoughts, that you don’t want inside you are intruders that are trying to take over. Those invisible intruders that invade your mind and heart with negativity, can be resisted. It’s a battle requiring courage and persistence.

Many intrusive thoughts, feelings, and desires are untrue and abusive. They have no good uses. When the faucet of negativity begins to flow inside of you, you can let it run and overflow your sink, or you can shut it off.

Just because a thought, feeling, or desire rises up in you, doesn’t mean that you have to dance to its tune. Make wise selections. Your can let thoughts, feelings, and desires overpower you or you can control them and only accept the ones that empower you.

If you’ve been taught about something, but haven’t thought about it and pondered it for yourself, you’ve been brainwashed. When people are hurting it’s good to hear them out. Telling them that their troubles are imaginary doesn’t help. Preconceived notions cause much commotion, but if we’d compassionately listen to each other, we could calm things down.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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