We Are What We Feel and Perceive

A client of mine gave me the book “Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh for this past Christmas. There is a section of the book that I’d love to share. As you can probably tell by the above photo, it is related to TV. I highlighted my favorites lines…

” Watching a bad TV program, we become the TV program. We are what we feel and perceive. If we are angry, we are the anger. If we are in love, we are the love. If we look at a snow-covered mountain peak, we are the mountain. We can be anything we want, so why do we open our windows to bad TV programs made by sensationalist producers in search of easy money, programs that make out hearts pound, our fists tighten, and leave us exhausted? Who allows such TV programs to be made and seen by even the very young? We do! We are too undemanding, too ready to watch whatever is on the screen, too lonely, lazy, or bored to create our own lives. We turn on the TV and leave it on, allowing someone else to guide us, shape us, and destroy us. Losing ourselves in this way is leaving our fate in the hands of others who may not be acting responsibly.”

Love it!!! I’m not a fan of TV but I’m not against it either. I support TV shows that education and benefits us in a positive way. Shows that helps us grow as a person, a family, or a community. All day the news is running on the televisions at the gym. Flooding negative energy into the air. In my personal opinion I believe the news is 95% negative. Yes, it’s good to know what’s going on in the world… but… there are a lot of amazing, positive things going on as well that never get reported on. Anyhow…

Turn off the TV.

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