1 John 3:1-24
"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
With that message as today's prerequisite when we wake each morning, who can subdue mental chatter? After all, it is clearly written RIGHT THERE the conditions upon how to greet the day! No wonder our minds are always embedded with continual mental chatter. We are programmed to do well and KEEP doing well for the benefits of others! And those "others" can be quite a bit of people. Just take a moment to consider all the people who rely on you each day!
Mental noise is the constant chatter of the mind that never stops. It is the inner conversation or inner monologue that goes on constantly in our minds. This mental noise is like a background noise that never ceases, from the moment of waking up in the morning, to the moment of falling asleep at night. Often, it even prevents you from falling asleep. It is a sort of inner voice that constantly analyzes everything about your life, circumstances, and the people you meet. It is a voice in the head that just keeps talking and talking!
The mind also repeats the same thoughts over and over again, like in a loop, like a record that got stuck. If these are a positive thought that's fine. However, too often, these are negative thoughts that intensify stress, worry, anger or frustration.
Yet, your heavenly Father does not dwell on the fact that you must help anyone at any given notice. He's not dwelling on your faults when you can't fit that puzzle together. In fact, God focuses on the things you're doing right; he sees the best in you. Good sees all your GOOD moves, not EVERY move.
Your sense of value isn't based on your achievements, how well you perform, or how many gold stars you earn each day. It is vital you accept your limitations. In order to be truly happy in life, you must be at peace from yourself. That includes mental chatter. Often, people feel badly when they can't fix everything that is placed at their feet. Sometimes they over overly critical of themselves replaying that record over and over in their head. No wonder they're not happy and so overwhelmed! Don't be so hard on yourself!
Stop reading for a moment and see if you can stop your mental noise. Just stop thinking, watch your mind and notice what happens.
Did it work? How long where you able to keep your mind from drifting? You will find you are thinking on stopping your thinking, which means that you are still thinking.
Shutting down the mental noise voluntarily, when you wish to do so, is not achieved by reading books. This ability develops gradually, and over a long period of training the mind through prayer, concentration exercises, and meditation.
Try the following video to achieve mental peace. Remember God loves you! He doesn't expect you to do it all!