Right now you are thinking three times faster than you are reading. Your brain’s 100 billion nerve cells are linked with trillions of connections, called synapses, transmitting up to 1,000 signals per second.
This, say the deep thinkers at M.I.T., produces thoughts. As fast as one thought every 1.2 seconds. This, in large part, is what makes us human. But are thoughts merely electro-chemical reactions? Are we slaves to neuroscience, or can we control our mental activity?
The Bible’s writers have a few thoughts about this:
“Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing and perfect.”
“Keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable or commendable.”
“Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”
What’s on your mind these days?