Think And Be Free

Blog 2725 – 04.15.2023

Think And Be Free

Some people allow themselves to be seduced and imprisoned by their own thoughts or those of others. The poet has written, “Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” The spirit ever soars no matter our circumstances and physical location if we free our minds and keep them free.

A favorite verse for those who like to memorize Bible verses is: “Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee.” Not a thy, thee, thou person? It is just an antiquated way of saying “you.” A phrase I have committed to memory but say to myself everyday in my daily mantra is: “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in my sight, O Lord, my strength, my rock, and my redeemer.”

Our thoughts and words not only have the power to keep us prisoner but to set us and keep us free. The young people a generation ago used to say and loudly, “Free your mind and the rest will follow.” I recall a preacher saying many years ago now, “Thoughts like birds come to us. We cannot prevent them from flying over head but we can prevent them from building a nest in our hair.” I thought the remark particularly funny because that preacher was bald.

I leave you with one last quote from my friend Mike Dooley that he says and writes often and that I believe to be one of the great truths: “Thoughts become things, choose the good ones.” The same stones and iron bars that build prisons and cages can also be used to build roads and bridges to a better understanding of the wide and wonderful Universe around us and within us. Oh what thinks we can think.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

Oh The Thinks You Can Think

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