A few years ago, I had an argument with one of my sisters, about her watching â€œAs the World Turnsâ€. Basically I was trying to discourage her from watching all these soap operas. I gave her many reasons not to. It waste of time, it is petty, and it promotes vanity.
Anyway, after about two hour of sermon she told me she would try to stop. Thinking about the whole discussion, though, I realized that I could have summarized it in a better way: As the World Turns is not something pure.
If you lookup pure in the dictionary, pure refers to things that are free of dirt or pollution, that have a uniform composition, that are complete and sinless. The interesting thing is that this concept can be extended to virtually any field or venture. There are pure movies and impure movies. There is pure talk and impure talk. There are pure people and impure people.
Many people wonder why theyâ€™re not happy, even if they are financially stable. Apply the principle of purity to your life and it will become much easier to decide the things you should be doing and the ones you shouldnâ€™t. I assure you will feel better about yourself and your decisions.
Sitting in front of the television watching soap operas or reality shows is impure. It will not make you grow as a human being. It will not make you more conscious. Sometimes, in fact, it will do exactly the opposite.
Have time to spare? Learn a foreign dance. Spend some time with friends and family. Read a good book. Learn how to play an instrument. Practice a sport. These are pure things.
Not convinced that this principle applies to virtually anything? Think about your job. You could always step on other people to rise and make more money. You could always put honesty and integrity aside and do whatever it takes to gain more power.
Is such attitude pure? Would this be worth it? I donâ€™t think so.
In the end it will be only you and a mirror, and usually only pure images get reflected.
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