I was listening to a CD today that talked about te source of depression and for many people it is a chemical imbalance in the brain – this is fact – but what is a lesser known fact is that it is the way we think that causes the chemical imbalance – not the chemical imbalance that causes the way we think! Next year I’m going to be studying (as part of a diploma in Life Coaching) NLP – Neuro Linguistic Programming. the basic premise of NLP is that “The map is not the territory”, that is – the way we think about the world is not how the world is i reality – it is our impression, our thoughts of the reality. how we think therefore affects so much of what we do, in fact how we think affects every part of our lives and our actions.
Paul was a very clever man, he knew well before modern psychology ever realised this truth, that our thoughts are far more powerful than we realise. Thinking on ‘these’ things can indeed ensure that our lives are lives lived in holiness and Christlikeness…if we were to set ourselves the challenge on this blog to respond to every other persons comments only after we’d considered the Philippians list, how do you think that might affect the nature of our responses and in fact our posts and comments?
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