Monday, December 29, 2008

The Seven-Day Mental Diet

The subject of diet is one of the foremost topics of the present day in public interest. Newspapers and magazines teem with articles and book shops are filled with volumes unfolding the mysteries of proteins and vitamins. Experts are saying that you become the thing you eat. This is perfectly true, as far as it goes, but I am going to deal with the subject of dieting at a level infinitely more profound and far-reaching in its effects-mental dieting
The food you furnish your mind determines the character of your life. The subjects that you allow your mind to dwell upon, make your surroundings what they are. As thy days, so shall thy strength be (Deutoronomy 33:25), which in modern language may be translated “as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.”
Everything in your life today- the state of your body, the state of your fortune, the state of your home, the present condition of every phase your life- is entirely conditioned by the habitual tone of your past thinking. And the condition of your life next week, and next year, will be conditioned by the thoughts and feelings that you entertain from now onward. In other words, you choose your life.
Emmet Fox

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