By Dhaved Kapel
Whatever you give your attention to you attract in your life or combine with. By focusing on anything that is not good, you thereby bring into your life. The media utilizes this tactic of negative and sensational stories to incite anger, resentment, frustration, fear, ill-will, etc., and it only hurts you. What you send out comes back to you and no one else. Come to the realization and wake up to this fundamental truth and stop enslaving yourselves with the creations of your very own doing. Every time you spend your money to watch a television program or movie that features, violence, crime, horror, fears etc., then you are contributing to a world that produces the same thing. If you desire a better world, claim it by participating and giving your attention to things that are good. If you would cease from contributing to things that are impure and not good, then those who make them will ultimately be forced to produce quality television programs and movies. This also goes for watching the news media, if you turn it off and cease from watching television news whose sole idea is to keep you living in fear, then they also will be forced to change. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” – Zechariah 4:6. Allow me to paraphrase it to say, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my attention, by my concentrated thought of the desired outcome.” What you give your attention grows in your life and what you turn your back to, or turn your attention away from withers away and eventually dies. So in essence, stop feeding the bad and give your attention to only the good. Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things – Philippians 4:8.