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Your Mind Matters: Fight for Your Mind

Updated on October 14, 2015
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Nalini is on the journey to a healthier and happier life, and writes articles with elements of the mind-body-heart-spirit connection.

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"But that is what you are doing every time you absentmindedly consume media.

You are willingly, effortlessly, mindlessly giving someone the keys to your mind and telling that person that he/she can put whatever he/she wants in your mind while you just chill out and have no burdens about it."

Would you give the keys to your house to just anybody? Or maybe to a person who has a lot of money and has a right to be in your house because they are powerful and better than you? After giving whoever you gave your house keys to, would you tell that person “Please make yourself at home. Do whatever you like in my house. Use whatever you want. Trash whatever you want. Bring whatever you want into my house. Please, do it! I don’t mind!”

Does that sound ridiculous?

Of course it does. But that is what you are doing every time you absentmindedly consume media. You are willingly, effortlessly, mindlessly giving someone the keys to your mind and telling that person that he/she can put whatever he/she wants in your mind while you just chill out and have no burdens about it.


"...if our bodies are willing to go to such great lengths to make sure that our brain is taken care of, why do we not take better care of our brains and the processes that are housed there?"

Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit Beings

We are mind, body, heart, and spirit beings so it should matter to you what kind of fuel you are putting into your mental tank. You may think that you are not affected or that it does not matter, but clearly by the state of the world, people are being affected by the media and messages they are consuming.

Your mind is incredibly important. Your mind is so important that in cases of freezing, your body will divert resources from other organs in your body to keep your brain and heart going. In cases of starvation, your body will break down muscle so that your brain can use glucose, which is the only fuel source that your brain can use. Other organs and processes in the body like to have glucose too but in desperate times and desperate measures your body tells the other organs and processes to make do with other fuel sources or to do with less just so your brain can have glucose.

Pretty impressive, no? So if our bodies are willing to go to such great lengths to make sure that our brain is taken care of, why do we not take better care of our brains and the processes that are housed there?

The media shapes our perception of the world and informs us of our reality. In many ways it is our reality and it does not take long before we have a hard time determining what is real and what is not.

"We forget this and we should not. Denying an education, taking away the tools that people can use to think for themselves, keeping them from thinking, and telling them what to think is one of the primary ways to keep the poor, poor and the oppressed, oppressed.

And what we do not realize is that this method is still in full effect."

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a powerful thing to control.

Knowing this, why do we give the power to control our minds so freely? Why are we apathetic towards our educations?

Historically and presently, one of the most effective, strategic, prevalent, and recurring ways to keep a group of people oppressed is by limiting their access to information and education, and by controlling the information and messages that they receive.

We forget this and we should not. Denying an education, taking away the tools that people can use to think for themselves, keeping them from thinking, and telling them what to think is one of the primary ways to keep the poor, poor and the oppressed, oppressed.

And what we do not realize is that this method is still in full effect.

So then what do we do?

Your mind is important. So now what?

The question is not “so now what” so much as it is “how do you take care of things that are important to you?” The answer to this question should bring many things to mind.

You protect it.

You guard it.

You give it what it needs.

You give it quality.

You question the source and the motive.

You watch for what kinds of things approach it.

You fight for it.

We are constantly bombarded with what can only be described as mind control. When we are not being inundated by the slew of shows that require minimal thinking, (in fact these shows can only be tolerated if one is not thinking), we are inundated with shows that do our thinking for us and tell us how to live our lives and how to react to what is happening in our world around us.

That is no way to live and that is no way to entrust your mind and your life.

If you do not guard your mind and do your thinking for yourself, the guarantee is that there will always be someone there to do it for you, and you (as well as your fellow humankind) will not like the result and will suffer an ill fate for it.

However, this is an ill fate that can be avoided by you being proactive about what goes into your mind and by you being proactive about how you use your mind and actions!

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    Nalini Marquez 2 years ago

    Hi Amanda6868,

    Thank you for your comment and for taking the time to read my hub! I am glad you liked it and are in agreement :-).

    Have a great day,

    Nalini

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    Amanda M 2 years ago from Unknown

    Great hub! I 100% agree with everything you said.

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    Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Nalini, my pleasure my friend. I do agree with you and you're welcome for the vote.

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    Nalini Marquez 2 years ago

    Hi Kristen,

    I am so glad you appreciated the message and thank you for voting up! I think sometimes we forget how important our minds are and how important it is that we take care of them.

    Nalini

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    Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Great hub, Nalini, with a powerful message for everyone. Useful and voted up!