Disease cannot live in a healthy, stress free body. The goal for every being on this planet is to eliminate stress. Create a mind environment that does not harbor stress. Remember that you cannot harm others with your thoughts, so to think negatively about others is to harm yourself, through the stress it causes in your body. Stop listening and watching negative things. You are the only guardian of your mind and you must protect it from the seeds of stress, fear, anger and resentment. Spend no more time listening to music that does not uplift and inspire you to be better, to do better, to feel better. Stop watching movies with violence and negative messages, these prime your spirit for an unbridled reaction to theses types of scenarios in your own life. There is a reason marketing expert pay millions for a 30 second ad during a major sporting event. All marketing is rooted in psychology. Why do you think that door-to-door summer model salespeople tell you your neighbor just bought what they are selling and why do you see smiling people in these television advertisements? Because we have been programmed by what we have observed to want what others have and if others seemingly have happiness by purchasing a given product, we must have it. Stop putting this kind of material into your head. Break the mold. First be thankful if you had two parents in your life, teaching you how to be a man or woman. Yet recognize that you do not act like they told you to act today, you act as they acted. If they demonstrated unconditional love, so do you. If they demonstrated fear, anger, resentment, hate, and conditional love, you will have these things living in you. Do not blame or credit your parents for these things once you have left the home, for every moment is a choice. If you exhibit one of these learned traits after you are no longer in their care, you have made a choice, not them. Be aware of this and as you see it consciously correct it. You have a choice to be whom you want to be or to be what you have been shown to be. Start being picky about your friends and family. If they do not elevate you, make you better, not tell you to be better, show you better, remove them from your life until you are strong enough to influence them.
Mindlessness is carelessness. Be mindful of what you are observing, what you are believing, what you are bringing into your mind and life. Zig Ziglar once told a story about “stinking thinking” and how it starts and how you can change. Suppose I was to walk into your living room and dump garbage on the floor, would you let me leave without cleaning it up? Would you let me back in your home if I did not clean it up? Next time you are watching a movie, ask yourself if this movie is dumping garbage in your mind, what will you do with the information being dumped into your mind? If there is garbage being dumped into your mind by a movie, a music choice, a friend or family member, it is up to you to turn it off, to throw it out and lock the door. Zig told a story of a southern city that covered a garbage dump with tons and tons of soil and built a shopping mall on it. You have to put a lot of good on top of this garbage sometimes or it will start creeping back up through the good soil, but if you stick with it, you stop letting people dump trash in your mind and you keep putting good soil over this trash, you too can build something wonderful there and no one will ever know that you used to allow people to dump trash there. Today, start building the plans for something great. Turn off the trash, and turn on things that lift you up, things that make you feel invincible. Diseases cannot live in a healthy body and if you focus on what you have, be grateful for what you have and stay in this very moment, not allowing trash to be dumped into your mind, you will have no need for fear, for nothing can hurt you. Be great, love everything and yet guard your mind.