Hello Beautiful and Blooming one… lets embark on a journey towards a Tropical State of Mind.
In rhetoric, eunoia (Ancient Greek: εὔνοιᾰ, romanized: eúnoia means a ‘well mind; beautiful thinking’).
Your mind is one of the most powerful and beautiful parts of your “being”, everything that exist and that extends itself from us originates within the mind. Proverbs 23:7 says: “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…” How thought provoking that this passage could lead us to question what our thoughts should be like. It also lends itself to say that our thoughts have the power to create, position and propel us to become anything and everything we set our minds on. Our thoughts can either be good or bad and sometimes even self-destructive – leaving us with a bitterroot, unwanted manifestations of bad behaviour and the worse case scenario – depression.
So, how does one journey toward a Tropical State of Mind?
In simple terms – we have to renew our mind daily. Romans 12:2 says: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
I have highlighted “but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” because we have been programmed to think a certain way and it can be extremely difficult to switch to blooming thoughts immediately. Imagine doing something for 18 years and suddenly having to do it differently. It will be strange right? I’ve just switched phones and I constantly have to remind myself that its not the older one. I struggled to get the hang of it, constantly getting confused with the menu buttons but eventually after many attempts – I am happy to announce: SUCCESS!
The journey starts with YOU! Take a step towards being intentional about your thoughts and consciously deciding to choose blooming thought over destructive ones. Spend time in the word of God and people who are able to water your seeds and keep you accountable. Then, remember – a seed can only grow with good nourishment, daily sunlight, watering and tender love and care. With God being our nourishment and daily bread, identify a few others who will be the sunlight to your life, water to your soil and someone to hold you together when you just can’t take another step forward.
I would like to leave it here…
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Till next time…