Have you ever noticed how your brain loves distractions? I mean, why else would you be inclined to shop all day online, watch cat videos, or read scandalous headlines? It doesn’t really matter to your brain if the distractions are good or bad as long as they keep it engaged.
Poor brain, it can’t help it; restlessness is just a part of its nature. And for this reason, it’s good to indulge it with worthwhile goals and hobbies to keep it busy. But at some point, you have to draw the line lest your brain eat up all of your conscious time. After all, you don’t become conscious of your soul by thinking about it. You become conscious of your soul by quietening your mind.
Of course, your brain is not going to give into “quiet time” without putting up some resistance. It will try to regain your attention by dredging up all sorts of negative emotions in you—boredom, anxiety, anger, depression, etc. These are just some of the emotions it relies on to manipulate you. But don’t allow yourself to be bullied by your brain, because it’s not the one you want calling the shots in your life. Rather it is your soul, your essence, your Divine Will.
When you override your brain’s demand for constant distractions, that is exactly what you do—you activate your Divine Will and put it in charge of guiding your life. Only then can you quieten your mind and explore the depths of your being. Only then can you gain the insights needed to uncover your gifts, along with the opportunities to use them.
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