Remember that old saying, “You are what you eat?”
Trust me, that ‘proverb’ is true on so many levels.
It’s not always about what you physically consume with your mouth–though that’s very important.
It’s just as much about what you decided to bring into your life via your eyes and ears.
Think about the things that you look at and listen to all day.
Are those things adding value to you as a person?
Do they add value to others?
Do they uplift?
Do they bring joy?
Do they inspire?
Here’s my take…
There comes a point when you must take responsibility for what you consume.
Because, on some level or form, you recreate all of the things that you ingest.
In a nutshell, if you mindfully ingest positive things, you will produce positivity.
Conversely, if you mindlessly ingest negative things, you will recreate more negativity.
Don’t believe me?
Go watch a ‘reality show’ or a ‘news’ program and see if your mind doesn’t start to entertain some of that junk.
Next thing you know you’ll be cussing out your spouse, mate, sibling, roommate, parent, landlord, boss, teacher, dog, bird or cat–all the while writing a hate filled comment on a random website.
Oh, I hear some of you out there in the ethers saying, “But Lady G, I want to be informed, I want to be in the know about all the goings on.”
I get that.
But it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be INUNDATED to be aware.
Do realize, that this whole concept of the 24-hour news and TV programming cycle is a relatively new creation.
There was a time when folks watched the news TWICE –at best!
Once from Walter Cronkite.
Then, again, from the local 11pm newscast.
That was it!
Wanna know why? Because not long after that the freaking TV shut down!
Yes baby, there was a time when all of the TV stations signed-off around midnight.
They did not resume activity until the next morning around 6am.
Oh yeah, by the way, there were others who solely got their news in written form–the newspaper 😉
SERIOUSLY, how many times do we need to see the film, listen to the audio or be verbally assaulted by a myriad of wannabees and talking-heads pontificating about a whole lot of nothing?
What more do you need to know?
You already know everything you need to know in order to formulate an informed opinion about local, national and international events.
Believe me, you do!
And, as for TV programming, do yourself a favor and incorporate other forms of entertainment into your life.
Look for things that improve your intellect, wisdom, knowledge and spiritual understanding.
Get off Facebook and put your face in a book!
Get off Twitter and go listen to some real birds tweet!
For real! Let’s do it!
So, here’s an invitation to you to come run with Lady G!
Step away from that electrical hearth you call a TV, computer or smartphone and let’s escape to the light 🙂
Any takers? Meet me in comments 😉