If a stranger walked up to you holding 20 pounds of stinky garbage in their arms and demanded, “Carry this around for me,” would you obey their command? I doubt it. Yet, the same type of experience happens too frequently in mental ways many people are not aware of.
For instance, if a co-worker gets super mad at the office about a perceived injustice, and wants you to get mad with them. Do you go along? Do you start to feel angry too, upset and irritated? If so, you just accepted an ugly load of garbage into your thought from mortal mind. Maybe there is an injustice that needs to be corrected, but hatred and heated anger are not the way to do it. Sound sensible reason, truth, wisdom, healing insight and proactive steps to positive reform are going to bring the good results.
Or if a neighbor unloads a weighty description of disease symptoms and pain that they are going through, and wants you to feel their suffering, do you consent to their intent and start to feel depressed by their plight? If so, you just accepted a mortal mind dump into thought. Yes, their suffering is a call to help, but the best help you can give will be a clear understanding of their spiritual individuality, made in the likeness of God, that stays healthy and strong.
Heated emotions, raging anger, livid jealousy, envy, extreme self-righteousness, puffed up pride, vain ignorance, and their kin, are all different types of “garbage,” mortal mind would unload on the unsuspecting thought. Be wise. Be discerning! You don’t have to suffer for mortal mind’s false beliefs. You don’t have to accept something that doesn’t come from God. Keep your mental home clean with Truth and Love, and free of mortal mind’s unwanted refuse. You’ll stay healthier and happier!
“At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good. Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 571.