I am a huge fan of Neale Donald Walsch – the author of the Conversation With God series – and I love the questions he asks to provoke deeper thought about our lives. This one came through in an e-mail, and I wanted to share it here:
“On this day of your life, dear friend, I believe God wants you to know…
….that the degree to which people have evolved is instantly revealed through what they call entertainment and ‘fun’.
What do you call ‘entertainment’? What do you describe as being ‘fun’? How do you spend your free time? How do you spend your entertainment dollars? How much television do you watch? How many movies do you see? What kind of programs and films do you spend time on? How many books have you read this month? How many concerts have you caught? How many ballets have you seen? What kind of music do you listen to?
Does any of this matter? You might just as well ask if it matters what kind of food you eat. Nourishment for the mind is no different from nourishment for the body. What you put in is what you get back — in triplicate.”
In the talk I do called “The Emotional Aspects of Healing” which is also available on DVD, I ask this question as well. Following on from the previous Law of Attraction post – we create our lives out of the thoughts we think, the thoughts we think determine the choices we make, the choices we make determine the type of life we live. If we make choices to fill our minds with negative, violent and degrading images, then that will have an influence on the thoughts we think and the choices we make, so ultimately, on the life we are living.
If we want a different type of life, we need to look at what we choose to fill our time with. What do you call fun and entertainment?