A Higher Standard of Living

I’ve committed myself this new year to stay on course in the renewing of my mind, when needed, in the moment. What does this look like? For me, it means that any time I find myself reacting or pulled off Principle, I notice it and gently bring myself back. My husband and I have promised to also help each other.

Why is this so important? Well, two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time. If I am thinking along one line of thought that is not serving me, how can I expect to keep myself centered and poised on the correct line of thought? I want my life filled with joy, peace, prosperity, love. These things cannot exist when my mind is taken up with the opposite.

Does this sound like a lot of work? Well, yes, it is; but I believe there is no greater adventure than learning how to think. By learning how to think, I am living my highest possible destiny. And, this training, like any training, gets easier and more natural the more we practice.

Yesterday I was tested with a simple experience. Nothing too traumatic. I made a mistake. The details aren’t necessary; however, what occurred after was the discovery that I still had work to do. I went to self-blame and mental self-punishment. My husband had to pull me back to Reality. Spiritual Mind Treatment works, and soon I was back on the path.

“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” It is a daily practice, a moment by moment practice. Its goal is to become poised and peaceful no matter what is occurring. It comes from remembering who and what I am. It comes from forgiveness and self-love. It comes from viewing everything as simply an experience on the path of self-discovery.

Nothing is truly real except the reality that we give it. True Reality is always perfect and never touched by experience. It is the safe haven we can always return to, and if we choose we can continually live from that place. When we do, peace of mind ensues. Nothing is that important that we should let it rob us of peace of mind.

There is a quote that I’ve adjusted slightly. “Don’t let negative and toxic thoughts rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” We are the landlords of our minds. We get to decide who and what rents space there. I believe in beauty, joy, peace and love. I love having a higher standard of living, but it takes a higher standard of thinking. It occurs by living in the moment, moment-by-moment.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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