Friday, 11 March 2011

Mental Empowerment

The mind is one of  the  greatest  gifts  the  creator  has  given  to  man. Our mind is one of the major gifts  we  have  been  given  that  distinguishes us from every other animal or creation. For it's with the mind we have personalities, abilities and potential, our minds make us sane, our minds help us to see, gesture and do things. Its with our minds that we meditate, visualise and imagine. Our progress is directly linked with the health and development of our mental faculties. This is why we have a responsibility to look after minds and see to its proper development.
Our mental development should have a lot to do with our age, as we grow older we should grow wiser and more mature. It is also possible for an individual to be mentally developed way beyond his age, for some are mature at 17 and  some others immature at 70.
 Maturity is a state of the mind.
There is a lot we can do to see to it that are minds are healthy, our minds are like computers (the human mind has more potential than any computer) and in the same way we watch over our PC's we have to watch over our brains too. We do our best possible to see to it that our PC's are protected from viruses, it should be the same way with our brains. We have to be careful what we allow into it, be careful what you feed your brain.
There are 'gates' or 'door ways' to the brain. Our eyes, our ears, our noses and our mouths. The eyes are the most powerful door way to the brain, the things we look at and the things we constantly view become energy to the brain, which eventually sticks in the brain. What you watch could either be beneficially to your brain or act as a virus to you brain.
Other ways of developing the brain are reading, using our imaginative capacity (unfortunately many people let this die with their childhood), meditation (this is very potent becuase the brain learns and receives by saturation) and mental games like word puzzles, sudoku and chess.
The creator in his infinite love for us is not left out in his care for our brains/minds. He has given us His Spirit. The Spirit God is also a Spirit of the mind, for He brings ''all things to our remembrance''. The ability to remember is of the mind. God's Spirit brings our minds alive. In scripture He is explained as the spirit of counsel, knowledge,wisdom,understanding and fear of the Lord. All these have to do with the mind for its in the mind that wisdom and other qualities listed reside.
''God wishes that we should be in health and prosper even as our souls prosper''. The mind/brain is of the soul. For our souls are made up of our will, our minds and our emotions. So Gods Spirit comforts, encourages and brings remembrance to our minds, Gods Spirit touches our memory for the better.
It's time to be mentally empowered.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

When The Storm Comes.

Storms will come and storms will go. It's either you're just coming out of a storm or you are about to get into one, they  seem  programmed  into  life.We all face storms of life, storms of life are the expected but most times unexpected challenges that show up in our lives when we least expect it. What  makes  the  difference  between people  is  how  we  go  through  the  storm, our attitude  to  the  storm. Our perspective  is  very  important  when  it  comes  to  overcoming  the  storms  of  life. Some see the storm as an opportunity to rise to greater heights, for some others they  see  the  storm  as  the  end  of  all they  have  laboured  for  or  achieved.
 The eagle  is  like  the  former, there  is  a  lot  we  can  learn  from  this  marvellous  champion  of  the  sky. I  am  fascinated by  the eagle. When  the  storm  comes  in  the  direction  of  the  eagle,  the  eagle  smiles  stretches  out  its  wings and uses  the  currents  of  the  wind  to  rise  above  the  storm  unhurt. This  should  be  the  attitude  of  every  man  to  those  challenging  situations of  life. Difficulties  do  not  come  to  break  us  but  to  make  us.
 The  eagle  is  a  bird  associated  with  many  great  qualities- speed, courage, vision, high altitude, fearlessness, gentleness and strength. Of  all these qualities it's ability of  vision is perhaps the most important, the eagles vision is what's responsible  for  its sense of direction, orientation  and  perspective. Because the eagle has an ability to see from a very far distance it survives better than other birds, it sees what they do not see and is able to scheme  faster  to catch  it's  prey.
 The eagle is the only bird that can look  at the sun directly, and the only bird that has a positive outlook to the storm, so naturally it rises higher than other birds and is a better survivor. This is because it sees differently from other birds, thats the power of vision!
 Are you an 'eagle' ? Be like the eagle today.

Monday, 7 March 2011

The Genius of Charlie Chaplin.

I watched a Charlie Chaplin movie recently, it was a DVD with a collection of some of his works. I enjoyed it. I hadn't watched a Charlie Chaplin movie in years, i used to watch his films as a kid but its now as a more mature person that i understand what all the 'hype' about Charlie Chaplin was all about. In his lifetime he was one of the most recognizable people on earth. The guy is a pure genius, he has a remarkable ability to be someone else totally different from who he really is when he was in front of a camera. He was a maverick.
The ability to make people laugh just by your funny gestures, actions and facial expressions is a great gift. We need more Charlie Chaplains in the world today because we all need to laugh more.''Laughter doeth good like medicine'', life  has  a  way  of  making  us take  ourselves  too  seriously a times.
Charlie Chaplain made many people the world over laugh. That was his contribution to the world, that was his legacy. May it continue!
I salute this comedy giant, he lives on.