Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mind space

What occupies your mind occupies your time. Everything else is half-done. In a stupor or in a fog, makes no difference, when a problem enslaves your waking moments. How often I must trade the warring mind for a life of great blessings. Yes, as long as I hold on to the war inside my head, the longer I wait for peace. As this happens every year I must note that every year I have a choice to make. What, if not whom, am I living for?
It's not a unique question. Certainly it's not unique to me. People everywhere make the same inquiries that I do. Can they help me? Can I help them?
I was watching a program recently. The topic was: strongholds in the mind. A stronghold, whether it be depression, an eating disorder, cognitive issues, and many others. We don't have to let them win. The point was, when a negative thought enters your mind, it had to come from somewhere. So where did it come from? And if you don't have an answer to that you might allow yourself to become stuck. But the program lecturer was saying you need to acknowledge the thought and immediately tell it you believe differently. So it sounds like what you believe helps or directs your response to negative input.
That said, what occupies my mind today is the beauty of outdoors. It's everything I need to feel loved. The trees, the grass, the flowers, animals, and peaceful neighbors, add to my being a warmth that touches me deep within. None of this can money buy. None of this can man rule.
I continue loving what I believe. I continue loving a Creator that brings me joy. And when I tell a negative thought my Creator says differently, I am healed of the situation the thought might have led to. Just for today... I refuse to rent space in my mind for negatives.
Thanks for reading ~


  1. You are very lucky to have such peaceful and beautiful images in your mind. I think one of the best attributes you can have, yourself, is honesty about yourself. It's a great start. From that point, you can truly help others find themselves. sometime people just need a little push or someone who will listen and not judge.

    There's a lot of wisdom to this post, Dixie. Glad I read it and enjoyed the intrinsic beauty of your thoughtful words. Have a great weekend!

  2. Dear Dixie,
    And through it all, you embrace and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. I know you shall not let the negative chatter sabotage the wisdom and the innocence that is your inner child.
    You, dear friend, refuse to let negative speculation ruin your right to live life in a peaceful, positive, realistic anticipation.
    Bless you and have a lovely weekend.
    In peace, Gary x

  3. Thanks Kelly.
    When you write about taking walks in the park, I relate with my yard. It's an acre and a fifth, so I get a nice bit of exercise. A friend told me to look for the face of the Creator, when out for my walk. Astounding as it may seem, the face appears in nature everywhere I look. It makes me smile. So does your comment.

    Hope you're weekend is great too!

  4. Thanks Gary.
    I think you nailed it. We both know the struggle leads to success and great relief.
    Your empathy, written about in your blog, is helpful. It's encouraging to know others understand.

    Be well, and thanks so much for the lovely comment.


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