Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Meet the Three Doctors of the Mind

Last Sunday, I was at the Feast in PICC. The Feast is a Catholic community, lead by Bo Sanchez, and my spiritual family.
It was Whole Again Series, Talk 2: Mind.
The session opened with a “mental” exercise. He asked the audience to think of the food that they are craving for at the moment. In his case, it was green mangoes. He told the audience to imagine that there is a green mango in front of them, peeled this green mango, sliced it, dipped it into shrimp sauce (bagoong), then finally taking a bite.
Did you feel saliva accumulating inside your mouth? Yes?
But the truth is, there is no green mango, and there is no bagoong.
That is how powerful our mind is. Agree?
The message is simple: Heal your mind, and you heal your body.
2 Ways of Nourishment:
  1. What you feed in your mouth.
  2. What you feed in your mind.
FYI, toxic stress is the #1 killer in the world. Your thoughts could heal you, or they could kill you.
Bro. Bo introduced the 3 Doctors of the Mind:
1. Dr. Laughter - Laughter is medicine. In Proverbs 17:22 it says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones."
And remember the movie Patch Adams wherein Dr. Adams dealt with his patients using humor? And it healed them.
Tip 1: Smile often.
Tip 2: Spend time with fun people. Avoid toxic people as much as you can. Based on experience, just hearing them whining and complaining about the littlest things is just draining.
Tip 3: Take yourself less seriously.
Tip 4: Enjoy fun media.
Tip 5: Make your gratitude list. Write your "How was I blessed today" list. If you can't think of any, waking up and your loved ones waking up is a good start.
2. Dr. Trust - Worry kills. And the solution to worry? TRUST GOD.
In Philippians 4:6-7 it says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Stop dwelling on your fears, and start dwelling on your faith.
3. Dr. Purpose - Fun isn't fun if there is no work before the fun. Life of leisure is boring, and it harms your health.
After retirement, with doing nothing else but leisure, the risk of death increase by 51%. Why?
Because there is no purpose.
Forget retirement, focus on purpose.
Strategy 1: Keep working.
Strategy 2: Keep serving.
What is your purpose?
Has your life made such a difference in the lives of others that when you go to God, you can tell Him that "I lived my purpose."
Have a wonderful week ahead! Be very blessed!
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