What is your mind full of? If it is true that you are what you think, then paying attention to what you are thinking is crucial. The words, the thoughts and their meanings can be either stress inducing, or contribute to calmness and peace. You actually have a choice regarding which words will fill your mind.
Also, you do not have to believe and accept everything that you think! Thinking a lie and believing the lie are two separate things. Sometimes life is moving so fast that there is no time to determine if the thoughts are true or not. This is where a mindfull timeout becomes important. What does taking a “mindfull moment” look like?
First you force yourself to stop and become aware of what you are feeling and thinking. Ask yourself, “Is my heart racing?” “What am I feeling?” Then, focus on your thoughts. “What am I thinking right now?” When you connect with the words, write them down. This is where Jesus can become helpful.
Choose with your free will to invite Jesus to come into your thinking and ask Him to reveal to you the truth that He wants you to receive related to the specific words that you have written down. Then, listen and write down the first words that He brings into your mind. Check these words to see if they are loving. It they are loving, accept the words and meditate upon them. What do these words mean to you? How is this truth that Jesus has revealed to you setting you free? Feel the peace and calmness that flows from these words.
Then, go back to whatever you were doing with these words of truth centred in your mind. As you “fill your mind” with this truth, see what happens to your mood.
You see, you really do have a choice with regard to what you allow to fill your mind.