If you are a meticulous housecleaner and someone drops a bowl of spaghetti in the middle of your kitchen floor, do you leave the mess there and pretend like it didn’t happen? I doubt it. Most likely, you’ll get the mess cleaned up pronto and take steps to prevent it from happening again. The meticulous housecleaner is not going to put up with a mess in his or her nice clean house.
In the same way that a caring housekeeper disallows messes in a clean abode, we should never put up with messes in our mental house.
For instance, a growing resentment would be a mental mess. Hatred, despondency, uncontrolled anger, are mental messes. A neighbor graphically describing her latest disease could turn into a mental mess if we soak in the details. There are many ways mortal mind at large would dump a mess into the middle of our thinking and suggest we take it on as our own. But we don’t have to! We can clean it up with truth and love and eliminate it from consciousness.
We can keep a clean house in thought just like we keep a clean house in our home.
God is on your side. God has provided you a perfect state of mind in divine Mind that is never soiled or spoiled by mortal mind. It’s filled with love, truth, integrity, unselfishness, holiness, and more, all clean states of thought that bless you and keep you healthy and happy.
You don’t have to put up with mortal mind messes in the middle of your thinking. They are not yours to harbor or claim! Clean them up with truth and love, and live free.