MEDITATION MIND BODY SPIRITUALITY

1 Personality Power Technique For Intelligent People

Author: Jeffrey Ordonez

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." Ephesians 4:2

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves." Philippians 2:3

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." Proverbs 11:2

After thousands of scientific experiments and millions of dollars of research, it's been conclusively determined that God designed the human body with the ability to improve while relaxing. The mechanisms are so complex scientists have a difficult time explaining why the human body is finely tuned to benefit from meditation.

Yet from cover to cover the Bible describes, meditation and study as the preferred method of observing God's word. The mind can improve by leaps and bounds when we follow God's advice to deeply ponder on God's word. In John 14:23 Jesus states that if anyone "keeps" His word, the presence of God will increase for that person.

Although researchers have physiological evidence how meditation improves mind and body, they cannot prove, or measure, the spiritual dimension of retaining God's word. That's something one's feels and becomes internally aware of, and experiences.

With improved mind and body we can pursue life to the fullest. Inspired and empowered by the Holy Spirit we can accomplish virtually anything. But is it right? Is it really okay to pursue all our dreams and goals?

There are to answers to this question. Yes, and no. Yes, if and only if we are led in humility. If humility is not at the core of our decision-making, the answer is no. When Jesus walked the dusty trails in Jerusalem he preached selflessness. He taught that His words, thoughts, and actions were not His own. They were God's. In other words, the ego-self was non-existent. Because it was non-existent everything He did was in perfect alignment with God's will. 

Living a relinquished life with God is how we accomplish all things through Christ who loves us, and the only way to embody God-sized love. Without humility the task of living under the control and power of the Holy Spirit is impossible.

Humility is how our mind stays receptive to God's thought in the Spirit. Ego on the other hand creates a barrier that walls us from kingdom thought while dissolving our integrity in God's Spirit.

Humility, The Way Of Intelligent People

Ever wonder if the Bible is right about it's doctrine, or principles? And what about humility? In a time when the prize always seems to go to those who fight and conquer with tremendous forcefulness and even animosity, the principle of humility appears dead and not more than a mere story line in a fairy tale.

Not so fast. There is documented scientific evidence that people who practice humility are smarter, more open-minded, make better decisions, and are more consistent in accomplishing goals.

In a brand new bulletin released by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (Leary et al., 2017) that studied the cognitive and interpersonal features of human intellect it was observed mental humility was a key factor for increased intelligence.

Lead researcher and professor Mark Leary concluded that people who observed the old biblical principle are better able to assess information and also tend to stick to higher values, once established. Simply stated, a humble person shows more integrity.

Other key findings were that humble people:

  • are less judgmental,
  • better able to evaluate information from multiple perspectives,
  • and are persistent on a chosen course.

Humble people are not likely to be afraid of being wrong. They have a good understanding of human nature and its shortcomings. In business, politics, career, and socially, professor Leary points out that humility makes for better people and therefore a better society.

Looks like scientists once again stumbled upon a timeless biblical principle that yields a golden personality.

Even though you might be practicing Christian meditation on a regular basis, consider continually observing your thoughts. Are they self centered or are the Christ-center? Do they serve you or other and God?

A God-centered existence is equivalent to the rushing flow a river. The ego can clamp down on the flow to a mere trickle. Jesus was unlimited in His nature because He had no ego, none. He was humble to His Father. He came to us as a humble servant and is now glorified in all of us.

Here's the last and final statement on the subject. One I'm sure professor Leary would agree.

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom." Proverbs 11:2

Ego destroys. Humility makes us smart. And now we have scientific evidence that God's word is true... again.

God bless you. We love you. See you in the kingdom.

 

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