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January 13, 2016

Do You Know Why You Did That

by James R. Yarbrough

Enlightenment The Messenger (shopped) 1-3-16You and Your Mind

(what a pair)

When you are not sure of what is on your mind and exactly what you think, you will not have confidence in what you say and do. Thinking is not a problem for any of us—we all do it—but what we think can be. When you think your mind is telling you what it wants to do with your thoughts. But, unless you make the decision, you cannot be sure the right one has been made.

You should listen to your mind. And if it is not what is best for you, this is when you tell your mind what you are going to do. You rule your mind. It should never be in charge of what you do and say. The mind and the self—the Self is you—should always agree before decisions are made. That is the way it has to be. Any other way will result in disordered thinking and an uncertain outcome. Never, with no exceptions, do or say a thing that will cause you to act in a way that is harmful to you and your best interest.

When left to itself, the mind has no power of its own; it is powered by the world in which it exists. Thinking is what feeds the mind and tells it what to do and your thoughts are what you think. At which time you, or you and your mind decide what actions to take. How you act is how others know you for they cannot know what you are thinking. No one, not a Psychiatrist, Psychologist or any “wise one” can read your mind. Though many do not subscribe to the following truth it is true nonetheless: We are known and judged, yes judged, by our behavior and how we act. You cannot act before you think and once you do what you have done, it cannot be taken back. Think as long as it takes and if for whatever reason you feel rushed, do not make a decision until you have the time to understand your thoughts. You must think as long as you need to make the best decision for you.

You have friends, neighbors, people you work with, and too many times relatives who act in a way you prefer they did not. But for good or bad, better or worse, you but in a few such times, do not control what they do. Each one of us is solely responsible for the things we do, or not. Of course there are some who try to take matters into their own hands. They use various ways and means to influence the behavior of others and there are times it may seem to work; however, unless it is what they wanted to do, you can never know for sure when they will not. You cannot depend on coercion to have your way with others. It is a mind thing.

The mind is meant to explore the possibilities, to wonder, to create, and to consider what is and what can be. There is no limit where the mind will go, so there are times when you have to call it back. Perceptions are formed in the mind for us to have thoughts to think. Our thoughts are based on what we receive. And it is all recorded by the brain. The memory is no more or less good or bad than the “trigger” to turn it on. You will remember if there is reason to do so. Memory has not shown that there is a ranking for its use as thought has. There is no order of recall. It all comes to us by direct thought.

Our senses will call on our memories when we have a need to know. Of course, we have no memory of things we have not been aware of, yet. Our mind is where we think our thoughts and it suggests to us what to do. We have the choice to overrule the mind if need be.

The mind is the master of thought. And we are the master of the mind. Once we are aware, we have a thought. The power of the brain is what guides our lives. It is the first organ to grow from the seed of life. Encased by the skull bone it is the most protected. It is the command post for all of our actions. What we fail to realize, at times, is that it provides us with all we need to do our own thinking.

You have to listen to learn and learn to listen. Are you listening now.

The Messenger

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