Garbage in. Garbage out. I contend that we allow too much garbage to infiltrate our minds. Have you thought about what gets into your brain each day? I challenge you to consciously evaluate the sensory information you encounter for one day.
I monitor what enters my brain more as a matter of time and energy. I am busy and have little use for totally frivolous sensory input. Do not misunderstand. I am not opposed to fun. However, I do object to using valuable time filling my mind with garbage. I am purposeful about what I read and what I listen to on the radio. My area of weakness is television.
Watching an entertaining show is a good way to relax with my husband in the evening. But what I often do is watch a show as I eat supper. When I finish eating and the show I was watching is over, I do not turn the television off. I continue to watch show after show. The shows may be enlightening, but the commercials seldom are. Nevertheless, I continue to watch and fill my brain with garbage. Even the news programs are brimming with much mindless content that can be gathered in a more timely fashion by using the internet. But the internet has its own set of pitfalls.
The medium is not important. What is important is the content.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
Resolved Day 22: I will not mindlessly watch TV when I unwind today. Instead I will substitute reading or another uplifting activity.