The job of the news and mainstream media is to frighten you, releasing the fear hormone in your brain so you become addicted to the news. Research has shown us that people who watch the news every day see the world less real than those who do not watch the news—watching the news trains your brain to think that life is all about wars, famine, disease and the worst of humanity.
Yet there is so much beauty in the world around us. Switch off the news, mainstream media and read the good news, open your eyes and develop the habit to see that beauty all around us. Pay more attention to your surroundings. Soak up those sunrises, those sunsets, savour those expertly cooked meals and enjoy the peace.
“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6