A mind really is a terrible thing to waste isn't it?
Our mind is funny (but not really). It seems to go wherever it wants sometimes without ever asking permission. Many people catch themselves day dreaming about nothing important or almost anything. But the dangerous thing is, that the places our mind likes to take us to the most, are normally not places it needs to be going at all. All sorts of thoughts go through our head each day. Some good, others bad. Everything from memories from the past, to funny movies that we saw. But one thing is for sure... our mind is NEVER empty.
The fact is, our thoughts are sort of like a car. You can crank it up and step on the pedal, but if you don't control it, you will crash. Our minds need to be controlled. Our thoughts are the beginning of our actions, so we need to control them. No one would try to drive a car blind folded. So why let your mind roam without restraints to any far away place it so chooses? You have to grab hold of the steering wheel in your head and control your thoughts.
Sure there is no way to stop any and all bad thoughts from entering your mind. But one thing is for sure, you can stop them from staying. You have to reject bad thoughts and quickly move on the thinking about something better.
I met a women one day who lost her mother 20yrs before the day we met. And up to that day, she still cried everyday over her mother, and never managed to move forward. How many young people use the fact that they don't have a dad, and can't forget that he walked out on them, as an excuse for failure? They do this, because their mind is constantly thinking about the bad things that happened. So much so that they never move forward. Your thoughts can build you or break you. Even Jesus said that it's not what goes into a person that corrupts them, but what goes out. Where does what goes out originate? In your mind!
So we need to be very careful with our thoughts. Don't waste your mind on none sense. And don't let garbage from around you fill your head. Think about what is good, let go of the past. No matter how hard it may be to do, just let go. It's not worth holding onto things that hurt you.
And be careful with the media, music, gossip, etc. They can all fill your head with negativity. Choose you conversations wisely, and especially the ones that are not positive. And when you can't avoid listening to negative words, dismiss them from your mind as quickly as they entered. Don't hold a grudge, don't hate, don't seek revenge.
Remember it's your life. When you focus on negativity, you are allowing another person or thing to control your life.
Your mind is the car... but you are the driver.