But when our minds are strong, regardless of our circumstances, we become co-creators. We start to see things in a positive light and can forge ahead and bring about constructive behavior. We’re able to accomplish a myriad of goals. We become ambitious and helpful to one another. We no longer lack confidence, respect nor respect for others. We all deal with some types of adversities, some more dreadful than others. It’s how you handle whatever you may have endured that can change your state of mind. The way we are raised and the circumstances we undergo creates so much of our mental behavior. If you were raised in an abusive household, as I was, then that can change your whole perspective in which the way you view life. And that’s usually negative but only if you allow it to be. That’s why it’s important stay positive and not allow that behavior that affected you to bring you confusion and sorrow. It’s up to you to turn that around. Change your mindset so that you can think clearly and not get engulfed in such a heaviness feeling. I know that it’s easier said than done. So many people suffer from mental illness and need help. If you suffer from that, please try to get help. Find a good therapist or psychologist. And if you can’t afford that, try to talk to a friend or a family member that you can trust to confide in or join organizations that provide help or pray, as I do. Whatever it takes, do it! Become healthy in your mind so that you can be healthy in all aspects, body, mind, and soul. Become a co-creator, not a destroyer. Try to cultivate a healthy mindset regardless of your circumstances and become productive for yourself and others. Try to cultivate a healthy state of mind and make your mind a gift so that you may reach your goals and have your dreams come true and help other people to achieve their dreams. As hard as it may be at times, try to stay in a good state of mind b/c a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
This was sent to me years ago, on a postcard, by sister Mary Rose from covenant house. Covenant house provides meals and safe beds for youths in crisis. I wanted to share this with all my viewers because of how profound the meaning was to me. I hope it will have the same affect on you.
Today, more than ever we see how our youths are in crisis. Broken homes where children are subjected to neglect, drug addicts, alcoholics, physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse. How can we stop this crisis?! That’s by not repeating the same cycle in which we were raised. We are affected by our
childhood. Our parents are our first love. If we are not shown that love from them, then we cannot easily obtain nor express it. A child is a gift from God Psalms 127:3. When you have been given that gift, be thankful and do your best to nurture that blessing so that when that child becomes an adult, can be a blessing to others. No child comes with instructions. No parent is perfect. And being a parent is not an easy job. All you can do is try your best and know that children “Learn what they live.”