As we grow up, we seem to lose that child-like spirit within us. But children can definitely bring us back to where we once were before the world took hold of us. We can learn a lot from children. They are always in the present moment. When I am with my four-year grandson, he reminds me that life is lots of fun and not to be so serious. ❤
Of course, it is easy to dictate what is right and what is wrong; what to do and what not to do; but we must be mindful of our own thoughts and actions. It is a wonderful experience to help other people, but I also believe we have to be cognizant of applying our teachings in our own daily lives. After so many years of habitual thinking, I still catch myself reverting back to the same negative thought patterns. Since I am aware of this now, I am able to quickly dismiss them or change them into positive thoughts. I am a disciplined person, and I am improving my life every day. I am coming to expect this of you…
Everyone experiences the pain of powerlessness (or fear). This is the best explanation I have heard about addiction. Anyone suffering from any form of addiction should watch this 5-minute video by Gary Zukav.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1–2).
When we are not our best selves, we can view people, things, and situations in a negative way. If we want to transform our lives, we have to renew our minds. When we change our way of thinking, we can discern what is true and righteous.