You are not what you think you are; instead, you are what you think. The spiritual struggle is for your mind as it is your mind that feeds the soul, with good or with the filth and debauchery of the world. Protect your mind because what it holds determines your desires and wants. The content you put into your mind affects how you react to life.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Thanks to today’s incredible technology, we have remarkable and efficient access to endless content, both good and bad. You can feed your lust with pornography. You can watch a woman raped while faux scripture is read out loud. You can watch glorified drug dealers murder their adversaries. You can cheer for a serial killer as he murders those he deems bad. You can revel in the violence of revenge and hate. You can watch horrific, demonic imagery to terrify your soul. You can participate in the normalization of perversion and debauchery. You can glorify greed and aspire to be like them. You can binge on the vain, arrogant nothingness of the celebrity elites. You can kill hours on mindless crap in an entertainment wasteland. Or you can pursue wholesomeness, looking for that which is holy, righteous, virtuous, and of value.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
There are things that cannot be unseen, things that cannot be unheard, and things that cannot be forgotten. Be alert and guard your mind!
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:2