{Re}think

I’m not really a believer in my ability to change things by what I think. I do think that positivity is a definite plus in today’s negative world.

Science continues to prove my belief wrong with new studies on something called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is basically the ability of the brain to change in response to learning or experiencing something new or its ability to heal following an injury.

I think one of the best times I can recall my brain changing in relation to an experience was when I — a novice swimmer — snorkeled in the ocean for the very first time.

I focused on breathing as hard as I could through the snorkel. I trusted the buoyancy of my body in saltwater. I relied on the life jacket and skilled swimmers around me. I could almost feel my brain chainging.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

This is one of those scriptures that is easy to memorize and hard to put into practice. Yet, I’ve found that if I take the time to think like this life is so much better.

When I think this way, my brain changes. I start to see the things that are true, respectable, pure, lovely, commendable, and excellent.

My experiences change for the better and I rethink into positivity and begin to take on the mind of Christ. ❤