“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.”
― Albert Schweitzer
People that know me often hear me say things about how strong and powerful the mind is. I am a firm believer that the mind is the first place we doubt and trust. The first place we love or hate. The first place we decide to hold on or to let go. Our mind is the source of it all. The Bible instructs us in Romans 12:2a, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It is evident that our mind is where we act. Our movements, our decisions, our ups and downs, all started as thoughts.
Being someone who is an advocate for promoting mental health awareness, it is important to share with others how strong and powerful the mind truly is. We can hear things in our mind before the sound reaches are ears. We can see things in our mind before we ever open our eyes. Our imagination drives us. We strive to be better because of what we think about ourselves. We move forward because we think that we have to. Positive thoughts lead to positive actions.
Remaining aware of the strength of the mind will allow us to reduce our chances of making decisions that will have negative ramifications. The world is a rough place. If we all began to think about how we would want to be treated if we were on the other side of the fence, we would act and react differently to those that need us. We have to learn who we are and what we stand for. We have to know what we are willing to fight for and what we are willing to walk away from. Once the mind is made up, it is one of the hardest things to change.