Scenes from television, movies, and radio lead us to believe that everyone lives in constant ups and downs. We are supposed to mimic this behavior. Anxiety is the pill we are programmed to swallow if our friends do this or don't do that. If our spouse does this and not that we involuntarily react in anger. Opinions on all matters enter our mind without thought. It is almost as if someone else is thinking for us. We are not animals. God created us in his likeness. We have the ability to reason. Using the special characteristics that we have been granted we can defeat the impulses of an engineered society. Inside of each of us they cannot eliminate our ability to imagine, to use independent will, and to reflect with conscience. The next time an opinion enters our mind we should ask the question why. Why do we believe in this opinion?
When we demand answers from our own self then we begin to develop our own independent will. We sharpen our ability to reflect with a conscience. We no longer suffer the consequences of blind reactions to stimulus. It is our goal to develop and expand the time in which we have to respond to questions, agitations, and attacks. Without the control of time then we submit to the control of others. If they say this or that then we fail to reason. We resort to reptilian responses. Almost acting without awareness our body does and says things that we may not even remember doing or saying.
Why should we hand over the power to control our own self to anyone or anything in this universe? No matter what anyone or anything says or does to us we own our own mind and our own emotions if we simply dare to claim ownership. King Solomon teaches us this, "A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends." Wouldn't then the froward man or woman bask in knowing that they have been able to cast worry into our life. They might find much joy in the thought that we are suffering from deep emotional harm. Maybe the hurt sticks with us even for days or weeks. Perhaps we have even spread the damage to our friends, our coworkers, and our family. If we wish to set our self free, then we must resolve now to stake claim upon our own heart, mind, and soul from this day forward.
Copyright © Robert Clinton Chedester 2012