Computers hold answers to all sorts of questions for teens - spell, do math, and research. Teens do not have to think or ponder what the answer to a question might be because the mighty computer answers the question immediately. That means when they are tested they perform less well for intellectual ability. Intellectual ability is something we can't master in one day, it takes practice to learn how to think for ourselves.
Just as it take practice to meditate, it takes practice to commune with the Divine, it takes practice to listen within and be mindful. Read more...
Living life we get caught up in our moment-to-moment actions, activities, and reactions. Once we turn to our computer, for example, a series of habitual responses kick in and we're suddenly in the deep end. It could be hours before we come up for air and realize we haven't given ourselves the pleasure of deep thinking, pondering or listening.
Doing too much busy work might be stopping us from achieving our dreams or big goals, from pushing our boundaries and learning new things. The suggestion is to be aware of nurturing ourselves daily, to allow time to just be with the Divine, spend time listening to Spirit. To listen to our personal chatter and meet appearance with spiritual principle as did Dr. Holmes. We hear or see the condition, and think of and experience the polar opposite.
For example, a feeling or thought of no money or not enough money. The polar opposite is wealth, abundance. With no money might come the emotion of worry, the polar opposite is confidence. We might feel low or depressed which the polar opposite is God is Love.
Notice we not only deal with wealth, we add confidence and know God is Love and will not deny us our good.
This is practicing the joy of living.
- Rev. Dr. JoAnn Lanning
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