Computer owners quickly learn the benefits of keeping their hard drive regularly scrubbed and cleaned for viruses and malware that would otherwise slow their computing down, and even prevent it from happening.
The same rule applies to our state of thought! It pays to keep it regularly scrubbed and cleaned for any type of mortal mind malware that would lead to fear and suffering.
By mortal mind malware, I’m talking about anger, resentment, doubt, worry, anxiety, fear of disease, apathy, indifference, and spiritual laziness. These would all oppose health and happiness and make one feel separated from God. But they have no divine power behind them and can be cleaned out of thought with spiritual truth.
It may take some effort to get thought cleaned up with truth, but that’s okay. It takes effort to keep your computer clean, which most users are happy to expend because of the huge benefits that result. Keeping one’s mental “hard drive” clean brings even bigger benefits!
To keep thought clean, be quick to align with the Mind of Love. Forgive quickly, love generously, value patience, pray, make spiritual mindedness a priority. Stay on alert for the good and the true and refuse to let anything less enter and abide in thought.
As Paul wrote, “To be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).