Freedom from the pain
Of our mental mandates
Often requires us
To rewire our brain.
Life is a flow
You can’t stop
Even if you refuse
To let go.
And change the state
Of a human heart.
Step aside from self
To see your life
Mental mandates are thoughts that try to tell and compel you to feel and do wrongful things. Inner mandates (compulsions, bad habits, and addictions) are actively trying to destroy your freedom. Resist and overcome them! If we Americans had put as much energy into overcoming tormenting mental mandates as we have fighting masks, we’d be saints.
Inner mandates muddle the mind and compel it to blindly follow feelings and desires. They try to steal your free will and make you a slave to their compulsion. People who neglect to decode daily life and discern what really matters, quickly surrender to the mandates of the mind and emotions.
As human beings, some lies infest all of our minds and continually try to mandate that we believe and follow their falsehood. When people allow their desires to make them feel like a powerless pawn, they soon surrender any attempts at self-control.
Overcoming compulsive mental mandates is a great achievement and a most worthy goal. Mental mandates and inner compulsions can only be overcome by mental and spiritual weapons. Physical effort can’t prevail against them.
People who angrily resist external mandates, often weakly submit to internal ones. When they say they can’t overcome a thought, a habit, or an attitude, they’re surrendering to a controlling, internal mandate.
Unmask the mental mandates that are trying to make you do wrong. Openly confess any sin that you’re feeling compelled to do.
Break your date with compulsive mental mandates. Refuse to go out with them. Have the insight to do right. The use of artificial stimulates frequently leads to subservience to mental and emotional mandates that take control of your life.
The more self-centered we are the less we’re aware of other people’s pain and struggles. Then compassion illudes us.
Most people know how to let the mind wander. Few know how to let it wonder free from mental mandates.
Self-disclosure And full exposure To someone you trust Can heal your inner pain And ease the strain On your brain. The truth Will set you free! When people start To listen to and speak The language of the heart, They become aware Of the many commonalities That we all share. Then they begin to liberate Themselves from The mandate of hate. The inner channels Where rivers of living water Will flow from within us Can be cleared or clogged By our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. To prepare our heart For the way of the Lord, We must clear our inner channels And let His Spirit Freely flow from within us.