The wisdom I would pass on to humanity is, “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he”.
As a mom of four, I am constantly reminding my kids to be careful and monitor what they listen to and what they watch to diligently guard their ear and eye gates. Most of all I listen to the words they speak and monitor their vocabulary, especially during times of frustration. If their vocabulary is negative, I urge them to get rid of those damaging words and replace them instead with positive, life giving words.
You see, I was once one of those people who struggled and wondered, Why?
I did an eleven year investigation to find answers. I desperately wanted to turn my life around. During that time I read countless books, listened to audio tapes and CDs on self development. Let me tell you it wasn’t easy because it called for self-discipline, and time management, no television, no radio, and very little internet (only used for work related research).
Besides reading and re-reading to digest the information, I practiced daily my new-found principles, monitoring my self talk, guarding my ear and eye gates etc. By the end of the eleven years I was transformed.
I had no problems, I began to see that any challenge that arose was an opportunity for me to practice my new skill of turning my thoughts around, to change my thoughts and perceptions and find the blessings and rewards in every situation. I am able to live free and anyone can because life is all about how you think!
What I have learned that matters are those principles I have learned to live by.
Although I am not perfect, I strive everyday to “love my neighbor as myself.” How? By doing to and for others what I would like done to and for me….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Brenda Isom is a a solution-strategist, a financial specialist and the author of HOPE: The New Financial System Emerging After the American Economic Crisis.