With the summer heat upon us, I’ve been using reason to make sure I don’t over-heat.
I drink plenty of water and do the heavy outside work in the early mornings or evenings.
I’ve also been thinking through something I read in 21st Century Science and Health: “We say people suffer from the effects of noise, heat, and fatigue; but this is a human creed, not the truth of being, for matter cannot suffer. Human mind alone suffers—not because a law of matter has been violated, but because a law of this mind has been disobeyed.”
Heat doesn’t affect material atoms. It may transform the atoms into different forms or atoms, however in the long run, heat just doesn’t bother matter. So, why does it feel like heat bothers my material body? Because I believe heat affects me. Things is, I’ve set it up as a law in my mind. I didn’t use to. When younger, I worked in the heat, hot desert heat, every day on the farm. No big deal.
Now that I’m older, it seems that heat drains my energy. To blame it on an aging body is only another law I’ve set in my mind. In comparison, I know many older people who work in the heat just fine.
I have no over-the-top imagination that I’ll change my thinking and soon be working in the heat at all times of the day, however, I am able, with this knowledge, not to let my mind get out of hand and start assuming the worst. I then feel open to spiritual knowledge, the knowing that I can have the Mind of God, Spirit, untouched by matter or heat, and this helps me get through whatever I need to do, just fine.