Let’s Examine the Monkey Mind!
Let’s start with the truth. I thought I had this positive thinking thing handled! But I really had no idea frickin’ idea just how many monkeys had taken up residence in my mind and turned it into a raucous jungle. Not until I started the 7 Day Mental Diet. And having walked toward the narrow gate, I’m not going to kid myself; until I achieve a state of enlightenment, it’s always going to be the first day of this seven day diet. It seems to me that the mental diet is Napoleon Hill’s way of helping his readers stay vigilantly on the, “straight and narrow.” It’s my understanding that heaven is more metaphorical than a place of perfect peace, beauty and harmony that we go to when we die. But this opionion I have no proof of. But let me define one version of heaven as having control over our thoughts, and feeding Subby a heavenly diet, so we can experience some peace, harmony and joy right here, right now.
This week I realized that unless I ACTIVELY monitor my thinking AT ALL TIMES (except when I’m sleeping), while also setting my opinion aside (outside of my work in an advisory role, or if someone asks for it, which is rare, ha ha), my mind is going to veer toward the ever present wide gate on the path of least resistance.
As my MKE guide, Nancy Ottinger would say, “It’s time to giddy up!”
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the the and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” ~ Matthew 7:13-14