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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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3 kinds of thinking: self-directed, distorted, & Spirit-prompted

There are 3 currents streaming in human consciousness: 1) choice, 2) confusion, and 3) conscience. Choice is self-directed thinking; confusion is distorted thinking; and conscience is Spirit-prompted thinking. Confusion (distorted thinking) entered the human race when choice began to override … Continue reading

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Accolades are mere charades

Accolades are mere charades, and insults are just manmade. It’s what you are on the inside that matters! One of the greatest things in the world is to be free from the torment of self-focus. Pride will choke your heart … Continue reading

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Creating a healthy mental atmosphere within

There are thoughts that will infect your psyche with abusive pain. Quarantine them. Force them out and forbid future entry! Too many people allow people who don’t know what they’ve talking about, to tell them what to think. Some thoughts … Continue reading

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First thought, last thought, & thoughts to avoid

If your first thought is identical to your last thought, your thought process somehow has gotten stuck. Any human thought can be improved. Perhaps rutted thinking isn’t thinking at all, but merely brain impulses following the path of least resistance. … Continue reading

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