Tag Archives: mental health

Taming your inner wilderness

If you don’t tameThe wildernessInside you,It will overgrowAnd devour you. If you’re having trouble finding happiness around you, that’s because it must first be discovered and developed within you. Trying to spread happiness and hope to other people is the … Continue reading

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Our thoughts & feelings produce many mirages

Life is full of mirages. The way things seem to your senses isn’t always the way they really are. Our consciousness contains both illusion and truth. It’s important to separate the two. Be attentive to your inner self. You can … Continue reading

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Take time to be silly & to ponder

Innocent silliness that makes people smile is always worthwhile. If you can’t find happiness in everyday moments, it does little good to pursue it elsewhere. Life’s full of currents trying to push and pull you. Make sure you want to … Continue reading

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Your thoughts need a traffic cop . . .

Never cleaning your mind is like never cleaning your bathtub. It’ll get real nasty. Some thoughts are tormenters; some, inspirers. I block one group and welcome the other. Uncontrolled thoughts will jam up your brain like a city with no … Continue reading

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A brain outside the box can be an improvement on normal

Just because something is normal, doesn’t make it right, ethical, correct, or moral. Like blurry eyes or smudged up glasses, our perception of life is skewed. Kindness and humility help clear it up. When we overthink and under-ponder, we open … Continue reading

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Self-control — the fruit of the Spirit

If you aren’t controlling your desires, thoughts, and feelings, then you’re not in control of your life. They are. If we would spend more time and effort controlling self and less trying to control other people, life would be much … Continue reading

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Joyful thoughts to give you joy

Too often we let the weeds of life overrun and destroy our joy, gladness, and delight. An unhappy heart needs weeding. Joy is contagious, but you can’t catch it from unhappy people or from people who mask their heart. Life … Continue reading

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Freedom, mental health, & hope

Mental and emotional bondage restricts freedom. Freedom that doesn’t reach to your mind and your heart is incomplete. It’s good to celebrate freedom. It’s better to live free — without bondage to thoughts, feelings, or desires. It’s hard to dance … Continue reading

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Self-e (as in ego) — my thoughts on the subject of “self”

Self-focused eyes have limited vision. Perhaps finding love, joy, peace, and hope is more important than “finding yourself.” Everybody needs something to think about and focus on, other than self. To think outside yourself, it helps to listen to someone … Continue reading

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Thinkercise to make mental waves

Writing is simply making your thoughts retrievable to readers or listeners. If you post anything original on social media, you’re a writer. My favorite writing is when someone uses uplifting, yet ordinary words, to express extraordinary ideas and feelings. For … Continue reading

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