‘BEWARE THE DANGERS OF AN IDLE MIND’ By Mwangi Ndegwa

It has been raining heavily over the last one and a half months. Rains always bring many things. Vegetation which appeared dead, sprout...


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It has been raining heavily over the last one and a half months. Rains always bring many things. Vegetation which appeared dead, sprout back to life. All animals’ health improves as there is plenty of herbage. The effect is felt across the board even to carnivores which predominantly feed on meat.

It is common knowledge that the earth surface cannot be smooth and this explains why you will find some depressions in various parts. Rain water is considered pure when comes from the skies but the minute it touches any surface, this changes. Water always follows the pull of gravity and this phenomenon means anything that is lower than the surface where water lands will soon be filled with water

It is at these puddles that I derive our lesson from. It is hard for anything to be trapped in flowing water but the moment the speed of water is reduced, or the water stops flowing completely, many things ranging from plastics, papers, and other forms of garbage all get trapped in there.

It’s common knowledge that mosquitoes and vermin breed in stagnant water. Stagnant water is a reservoir of dangerous things and if it stays there without being drained, it can also become a source of diseases.

This same thing happens to us human beings. There is a common saying and I quote “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.” If we don’t develop our minds through continuous learning and applying what we learn, then there is a high probability of our minds stagnating and if this happens, we become a factory of all bad and negative things. An idle mind can rarely bring out anything constructive and it always sees and searches out the bad and negative things. Keep your mind busy with good constructive things and you will never regret. Let your mind be a reservoir and a source of constructive things.  To read more posts by Mwangi, click HERE

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