Daily Reminder on Music and Dancing: #15 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will carefully choose the music I listen to.

“Do not listen to music that uses vulgar or offensive language or promotes evil practices. Such music can dull your spiritual sensitivity.” – For the Strength of Youth

Today and until August 2, I, ____________________, will not listen to music that uses vulgar or offensive language or promotes evil practices.

How Do You Control Your Thoughts?

“I realize that in today’s world it’s often difficult to keep your mind filled with worthy thoughts. This takes careful control. However, it can be done when you make a safe place for your thoughts to go. I’ve found a way to make such a place, and I’d like to share it with you. It has to do with music—worthy music. A wise man once said, “Music is one of the most forceful instruments for governing the mind.” Whether it governs in a positive way or a negative way is determined by what it brings onto the stage of your mind. If you can say that a song is spiritually inspiring or that it urges you to see yourself in a more noble perspective, the music is worthwhile. If it merely entertains or lifts your spirits, then it also has a useful place. But if it makes you want to respond in a carnal, sensual way or to consider unrighteous desires, then that music should be avoided. It is not worthy…

“As [you] involve yourselves with righteous and worthwhile things, keep your minds filled with worthy thoughts, for as a man thinketh so is he, and you will have the ability to accomplish those things that will bring fulfillment to your lives.” – Worthy Music, Worthy Thoughts by Boyd K. Packer

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Music and Dancing section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/music-and-dancing/

Ask yourself: “How do I feel as I listen to my music?”

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