07 July 2016

The Mind Is A Beautiful Thing

Truth; protected like this irrigation pipe.

The mind conceives notions that can greatly assist others.

Many are the things that man has conceived and put into existence through the work of his hands.

The mind can also run wild, at times seeming to run away from you.

The mind isn't always correct, or isn't always processing information properly, having difficulty deciphering good from bad, true from false.

There was a man who conceived a mathematical formula in the hopes his discovery would help mankind, and this discovery gave rise to a unique, yet dangerous, energy source.

Using this mathematical formula, another man included his mind's ideas and developed a weapon that could wipe out all of mankind, capitalizing on this energy's manipulation.

The first man regretted having conceived the formula after seeing how the second man used the formula, having no idea what would come about from the second man's work.

What is interesting is that this weapon is also perceived by some people to be a good thing, which is very interesting.

The paradox how a good thing can be turned into something not so good is striking.

How much more striking it is when the mind's idea challenges that which has been acknowledged as true for as long as life has existed.

This is where ideas in a religious context can seem like good additions, while at the same time, become divisive and destructive.

How can someone decipher when a new idea is conducive and can build upon what is already understood?

How can this deciphering be clarified in mentioning that a new idea is actually adverse and incorrect?
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? 
By living according to your Word. 
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. 
Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. 
With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. 
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. 
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. 
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. 
- Psalm 119: 9-16
And how can the mind be aligned with what the heart perceives?
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 
“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” 
- Jeremiah 17: 9-10
It seems a deciding factor comes down to obedience, although the heart can be led astray into believing something to be good and true (which may in reality be bad or false).

Many are the thoughts of the heart, as well as the mind, but the truth having been firmly established since the beginning cannot be moved despite the newest ideas that men struggle with... and desire to make true.

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