How Careful Are You About Filtering What Enters Your Mind?
I was watching a video about food and cooking (or in this case, not cooking, because it was about raw food and the energy it provides), and the topic took a turn into how we can keep our minds pure, clean, and positive, not just our bodies.
I thought that was an interesting concept and it makes complete sense.
The woman in the video said she was invited to see an action movie with a friend and had to turn her down because it sounded too intense, like it would have images in it that would haunt her for days. She doesnâ€™t watch the news or read the paper because she wants to filter out all the negativity she can and continue to be a shining light in the world.
Personally, I like to have at least a clue about whatâ€™s going on in the world, even if Iâ€™m not digging for details about every little thing. I do run across news stories that stay with me for days and weigh me down.
A single news story can make me feel depressed for three days. I enjoy an action movie from time to time, and there are even some horror movies I wouldnâ€™t mind seeing, though Iâ€™m more sensitive to those than I used to be.
Iâ€™ve never consciously avoided movies, books, or the news because of how it would affect my energy or mood, but I like the idea of filtering out what I expose my mind to. The goal isnâ€™t to be oblivious or a stick-in-the-mud who wonâ€™t go out to movies with friends, but if you think about it, it really does make sense to be as cautious about what you feed your brain as what you feed your body.
Do you shy away from certain things society perceives as normal (like action films and the news) because of the way it makes you feel and how that then affects the people you come into contact with?
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