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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Astonishment (02/02/12)

TITLE: The Important Mind
By Denise Isaac


I love communicating with people from all walks of life; just to hear what is going on in their minds. I really like getting into people’s head. There are times when I hoped that I had pursued a career in Psychology instead of Nursing, even though there are minor traits between the two. I like knowing what makes people ticks like; serial killers, rapists, passionate lovers, haters, cheaters, freaks, abusers and users, and the likes. The mind is such an intricate machine but yet simple once discovered and studied. Everyone have a mind but it is used totally different from each individual.

It gets very interesting as you listen to the various stories, complaints, fantasies, desires, excitements and victories, as well as the failures that most would discuss. It amazes me the most, when people allow their minds to wander and ponder on things that cause it to fill up with thoughts of fear, doubt, hate, violence and even death. Your mind does that which you have instructed it to, regardless of how you may want it to function otherwise, when directed wrong.

There is a vague but distinct fact that most would agree to, which is to believe that the mind remains to be an important organ, in order for you to continue thriving and for your survival. How marvelous it is to have such a vast part of your makeup, which once you tap into its real function, you begin to understand that there are no limits to your progression, succession or destruction. The amazement of being god-like, in that you are capable of thinking, inventing and creating things that were not in existence until you made the production of it, starting in your mind.

You are a unique and most astonishing creation that life has ever encountered or embraced, because of your mind. You must realize that there are many things more important than using your mind to complain, find-fault, and dictate the things that are not relevant to your happiness or peaceful state. When you decide to use your mind at times when it is not conducive to the wellbeing of self and others; you have decided to deny yourself and others the privilege of enjoying the fruits of its real intention. There are so many great things that your mind has to offer and it is your responsibility to keep it at its best performance.

It is the engine that needs your oil of knowledge, the tune up of your wisdom and the maintenance of your continous working of the cells, through studying and learning valuable lessons, even from experiences, that keeps you functioning effectively. The mind is patiently waiting for you to stretch it to its maximum potentials, discovering the hidden revelations of its content, for you to excel. It is one part of you that has to work; it wants to work and should be worked, in order for you to even understand you and live. What a magnificent tool you possess and it is yours to use at your own expense and discretion and at any given time.

Have you ever thought on ways to improve the quality of your thinking whereas you would “NEVER” release anything negative, doubtful, depressing, regretful, wrongful, confusing and or misleading? What if you could condition your mind to express the right solutions and answers for every problem, circumstance, and situation that presented itself to you or others, with accuracy? It would and could be a great experiment to embark upon, after having your mind engulfed and saturated with the mind of Christ, positive affirmations, in-depth studies of mind control through righteous techniques and prayer. Your mind is just that capable and willing for you, to perform such task, if you would allow yourself the time and patient to discover your mind’s abilities. Oh! How important your mind is and oh, how much you can accomplish in life, if you dare to believe and comprehend the importance of its usage and creation. What an important mind you have! Thank you.

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/10/12
This is fascinating as well as great advice! I often wonder some of those same things. (I thought of being a psychologist before deciding on nursing too)

My only red ink is you didn't need the thank you at the end. It made it feel like a speech.

This was a creative take on the topic. I've read over half of them and this is the first one about the brain. Nice job.
C D Swanson 02/11/12
Nicely done...I enjoyed this different and unusual take on the topic!

Having my degrees in Psychology- I will agree the mind is fascinating. But, the most fascinating thing is that "GOD created the brain" and to that end- is why I became involved in my career choice.

A psychologist/social worker/counselor in nursing homes - has been a rewarding career...And I love it. As I love this story! Great job.

God Bless~
Mildred Sheldon02/12/12
I enjoyed your take on the subject for this week. The mind is amazing and it's even better if God contols it. Thanks for a different approach and God bless.