Like a clock with the pendulum in full swing, the mind moves as fast as time flies. But we ought to mind our thoughts, for if they turn to be our enemies they will be too many for us and will drag us down to ruin.
Some people may say that they cannot help having bad thoughts even though they sting like vipers. That may be so but the big question is, do they hate them or not? We cannot keep away thieves from looking at our windows, but if we open our doors to them and receive them joyfully, we are as bad as they are. We cannot help the birds flying over our heads, but we can keep them from building their nests in our hart. Vain thoughts will knock at the door but we must not open to them.
Therefore, though bad and good thoughts arise in our hearts, they must not be allowed to reign. He who turns a morsel over and over i.e. his/her mouth does so because he/she likes the flavor, and he who meditates upon evil, loves it, and is ripe to commit it. “Think of the devil, and he will appear”, turn your thought towards evil and your hands will soon follow. Snails leave their slime behind them, and so do vain thoughts. An arrow may fly through the air, and leaves no trace, but an evil thought always leaves a trail like a serpent.
Conclusively, where there is much traffic of bad thinking, there will be much mire and dirt. Also every wave of wicked thought adds something to the corruption which rots upon the shore of life. It is dreadful to think that a vile imagination, once indulged, gets the key of our minds and can get in again very easily, whether or not we let in, and what may follow, no one knows. Nurse evil on the laps of thought and it will grow into a giant. We should all know that, this is wisdom in watching every day, the thoughts and imaginations of our hearts.
GOOD THOUGHTS ARE BLESSED GUESTS AND SHOULD BE WELCOMED, WELL FED, AND MUCH SOUGHT AFTER, BUT BAD THOUGHTS MUST FLYOUT AS SWIFTLY AS THEY MOVED IN.