I once wrote a short article titled, “I DON’T WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED!”
For years now, the entertainment industry has pushed the limits of what they can get away with. They have constantly and consistently crossed lines and pushed through boundaries. They have successfully re-defined what is considered “appropriate” in today’s society. The world we have co-created with them, allowing them to change standards and completely desensitize the minds of everyone they captivate with their incredible digitized graphics and sounds, is different than the world I grew up in. The world my parents and their parents before them grew up in was completely different than mine was.
We can choose to conform to a society that wants to program us, manipulate us, and control us, or we can choose to remain vigilant and watchful, protecting ourselves and the ones we love, focused ONLY on what WE want to create for ourselves and the ones we love, and thinking ONLY about what WE want to think about. We are in charge of programming OURSELVES, unless we choose to let others do that for us.
During an interview, Jay Shetty says something horrific, but true: “Social media/entertainment is destroying us on the inside. Envy. Jealousy. Ego. Greed. To be able to have enough clarity to purify yourself of those things is going to alleviate the biggest anxieties and depressions of our time and get rid of mental health problems. We know that! All the mental health research today suggests that because of isolation and over-exposure, we can now have more pain consumption in one day because of what we are exposed to, than the pain we would have had in an entire lifetime. That’s HUGE. It’s ridiculous to think that because of news and social media, we can consume more negativity in one day than we used to in an entire lifetime.”
Luckily, the opposite is also true!! The resources and tools for our education, excitement, elevation, and enlightenment are now out there, through entertainment, social media, and the internet.
We choose the content we allow to enter into our minds.
Today I will choose carefully what content I will allow to enter into my mind. I will remember that what I think about is what I will become. I will remember that through my thoughts I am the master of my own fate. I create my life, my existence, and my reality, through my mind and what I choose to focus on and think about.
Here are some of my favorite ideas, truths, and quotes to review, regarding this topic:
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Remember: Mindset matters. Character counts. That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives. WE CREATE our personal realities.