Sunday, May 10, 2015

Meditate On These Things

"Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies."  Phil 4:8,9 (The Message)
Heard Dr. Rick Hanson speak on a City Arts and Lectures broadcast.  His story of learning to linger on small, positive moments reminded me of Paul's admonition to meditate on virtues.  The apostle doesn't tell readers how to practice this meditation, so try Dr. Hanson's HEAL method and see if it helps you fill up on God's most excellent harmonies.

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