Brain Power

Thomas Edison said, “The chief purpose of the body is to carry the brain around.” If that is true, never has so much attention been given the vehicle and less to its cargo.” No effort is spared in feeding, grooming, and in general embellishing the body. Paradoxically, little attention is given the fountainhead of all life —- the brain. Authoritative sources calculate the brain can capture, store, recall, and program more than six hundred bits of information per second.

There are two basic laws that apply to it.

Law one: attrition. Brain power erodes if it is not cultivated. Daily creative activities must be engaged in to “muscle up” the brain. If we don’t, we become shadow people. Attrition occurs if a person does not engage in these four creative activities. They are:

To receive, this is the faculty for absorbing information through the five senses.

To retain, this is the ability to record and recall.

To reason, this is the ability to use logic and make judgments based on stored information.

To realize, this is the power to think creatively, to originate or envision.

Law two: attraction. This is our supreme temporal attraction. It is the key to our character, the core of our constitution. Our mind-set attracts persons and philosophies of a similar bent. Like attracts like. People of a pleasant and productive mind-set attract persons of such character. The reverse is true also, those of a negative and pessimistic mind-set attract persons of such character.

Without realizing it we program ourselves to attract the kind of person we want to associate with.

Resolve to be the best person you can be using the facilities you have, and constantly work to enhance the asset of your brain. For starters use this pattern.

“…whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4: 8)

If you want to transform your life to be the person God created you with the capacity to be, conform your mind to that standard.

If you have an improper thought, don’t leave the topic until you have superimposed a proper thought on the subject. Ask yourself how Jesus would think about the topic. Use your brain to will the proper thought. Inform your mind to transform your life. You can do it if you “ Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus….” (Philippians 4: 5)      

Control your power of attrition and discipline your power of attraction.