You’ll be much happier if you train yourself to be a negativity filter instead of a negativity sponge. Unfiltered thoughts, feelings, and desires deliver much daily deception and despair.
An unfiltered mind is a stormy mind. If you don’t filter what you allow into your mind, your brain will be polluted and stained and desperately need to be washed clean.
The more you activate the spam filter of your conscience, the less mess you’ll allow to flow thru your mind. When we tone down our conscience, life offers us many opportunities for self-deception.
Life goes better when you filter your thoughts, feelings, and desires by resisting, refuting, rejecting, and removing the impure ones. Most of our problems are caused by our failure to frequently filter our feelings, thoughts, and desires. A person with a weak inner filter lives with much emotional turmoil.
Your behavior flows from your stream of consciousness–the thoughts, feelings, and desires that you focus on. You have the ability to purify your stream of consciousness by filtering out your unclean thoughts, feelings, and desires.
Discernment is the ability to filter craving from certitude, assumption from actuality, temptation from truth, feeling from fact. Much of what we call emotional overload is under using our inner filter. Our lack of discernment creates much of our distress.
The most important filter in your life isn’t an air filter or a water filter. It’s your conscience! To filter out harmful media, sensitize your conscience and refuse to watch, read, or listen to anything that violates it.
All people choose to turn their filter off and to think and do evil at various times and in various ways. See Romans 3:23. Instead, activate your mental and emotional spam filter.
Seek to filter down everything in your heart to the fruit of the Holy Spirit. See Galatians 5:22. When we don’t show love and kindness, we’re way off track. See 1 Corinthians 13.