Monday, 25 April 2016
Eyes and Ears.
What we experience in a psychic and spiritual sense depends on what we see and hear.
If we constantly watch dark and violent videos and movies we may become dark and violent ourselves.
If we follow celebrities of dubious virtue we will be drawn into their influence and become selfish and egotistical like them.
If we listen constantly to rock music we will be tempted and corrupted by the negative influences which permeate rock music.
If we watch sports all the time we may become aggressive and belligerent like them.
Needless to say this is not the way to go.
Fixing our eyes and ears on spiritual things is called contemplation.
Contemplative practices include:
Listening to spiritual music - for example sacred choral music.
Reading scripture and commentaries on scripture.
Looking at icons and paintings with spiritual significance.
These practices will draw your mind into positive spiritual territory and be of great benefit.
You may even experience the Love of God.
So be mindful of what you watch and listen to.
It is extremely important for your spiritual growth.
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