Why Did God Give Us Such Brain Power?

Excerpt from Chapter 8 - Thinking

When I was young I used to pray for a bike, then I realized that God doesn't work that way, so I stole a bike and prayed for forgiveness.

Popular with some New Age folks is the idea that our minds need to be emptied (empty-mind meditation). They believe that would be a more spiritual state. The question remains: "Why do we have all these billions of brain cells if God did not intend us to think?" Are we calling God stupid for giving us all this "useless and best-discarded" brainpower? Is it really the best thing for us to assume God made a mistake?

Yes, we need to reduce the domination by our minds; but I believe the best goal for most of us is to integrate our minds with our bodies, our hearts and our awareness. In my opinion and experience, a goal of mind elimination/separation sets people up for ongoing pain and suffering. Integration, on the other hand, leads us in the direction of inner peacefulness.

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

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© 2008 by Thayer White
Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze

 

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  Sticks and Stones
  Young Soul Age
  Mature Soul - Michael Teachings
  Contents of the Unconscious
  Nature vs. Nurture vs. Life Plan
  The Perfection That You Are Now
  Getting What You Don't Want
  You'll See It When You Believe It
  Happily Ever After?
  Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
  Everything Is a Mystery Trap
  Unhappy Thinking Quiz
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