The body is what the body is fed. By the same token, the mind is what the mind is fed. Mind food does not come in packages, and you can’t buy it at the store or at the market.
What then is mind food?
Mind food is your environment, and all the countless things that influence your conscious and subconscious thoughts. Mind foods are;
- The people you associate with.
- The books, the information you read and listen too.
- The videos, news, documentations you watch and what you see people do around you.
The kind of food we consume from these environments determines our habits, attitudes, personality; and our habits, attitude, personality determines who we have become today and who we will become. The mind reflects what its environment feeds it just as surely as the body reflects the food you feed it. More important, the size of your thinking, your goals, your attitudes, your very personality is formed by your environment.
Your present status in life is largely the result of your psychological environment; the people you associate with, the information you consume and what you consistently see happening around you. And the person you will be one, five, ten, twenty years from now depends almost entirely on your future environment. You will change over the months and years. This we know. But how you will change depends on your future environment, the mind food you feed yourself.
This is why prolonged association with negative people makes us think negative, act, become and live negative. Close contact with petty individuals develops petty habits in us. On the bright side, companionship with people with big ideas raises the level of our thinking; close contact with ambitious, courageous, optimistic people gives us the same vibe too.
Mark it well. Environment shapes us, makes us think the way we do. Change your environment – change your life. Improve your environment – improve your life.