What Are You Feeding Your Mind?

Our nation is facing many health epidemics, including a rise in the number of people who suffer from obesity, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, to name a few. The culprit: poor diet, lack of exercise, and inability to understand the key ingredients to proper nutrition. I believe that our nation is also facing an information epidemic, causing an increase in the number of people who suffer from negative thoughts/beliefs, fear, low self-esteem, poor concentration, and lack of creativity, amongst other things. We are constantly bombarded with information, both on the conscious and subconscious levels. Just for one day, try to notice all of the headlines, commercials, news programs, radio shows, emails, online ads, magazines & newspapers, junk mail, etc. that you are exposed to. It is staggering how much information is out there and how much of it comes into your consciousness and pollutes your mind every day. What if you were to shut some of that information out? It probably isn’t possible to shut all of it out, unless maybe you live in an igloo in Antarctica, but there are some things you absolutely have control over. One great example is the news. Many people fret when I bring up the suggestion to quit watching the news and/or reading the newspaper. However, what I have found is that in the last couple of years since I stopped doing so, I have remained every bit as informed as the next person about what’s going on around the nation and around the world. Remember, there is a constant influx of information that you are exposed to every day. You will...