Below has been simmering in my mind all week and i have been erasing and writing and erasing; i leave it here to brew and form. This blog needs some more time to shape up. Thank you for your patience!!!
1 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jer. 29:11 NKJV
“Cogito Ergo Sum” Descartes deducted after a life spent researching both scientifically as well as philosophically. Likewise, for Haanel and a lot of fine, profound thinkers, THOUGHT is really the connector from the spiritual to the material. “14. Thought is the invisible link by which the individual comes into communication with the Universal, the finite with the Infinite, the seen with the Unseen. Thought is the magic by which the human is transformed into a being who thinks and knows and feels and acts. 15. As the proper apparatus has enabled the eye to discover worlds without number millions of miles away, so, with the
All this is very complex and yet simple. May I take this to another level, without rendering disrespect to anyone or any material. The Old Book says that
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Heb 4:11
Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. Prov. 18:21
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Rom. 12:2
Our mind includes all of our cognitive capacities: thoughts, ideas, images, and beliefs. Our feelings are closely intertwined with our thoughts. Other key terms that relate to our minds include: envision, study, remember, reason, and believe.
Our mind is bigger than our brain; it’s more than matter, as it also encompasses experience. Our minds can interact with visible and invisible reality. When we believe something it’s not just professing something as the “right answer”, but its knowing things as a reality, as actually true.
The heart (will or spirit) works off of the mind; we access our heart and then direct it (make choices) by focusing our thoughts and inclining our feelings (thoughts and feelings are both part of the mind in Dallas Willard’s model). All the aspects of human nature are most readily influenced by what we do with our thoughts.