“The soul becomes dyed with the colors of its thoughts.”
This could also be stated in another way: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” as written in Proverbs 23:7 The Bible has much to say about this subject.
First is the importance of good thoughts. “The thoughts of the pure are pleasant words.” 1 These pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul, and health to the body. 2
God’s Word tells us to stop and to consider the wondrous works of God. 3
We are to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtue, and praise. 4
This thought-process, or brainwork, is important, especially for artists. It is truly like what Marcus Aurelius said; that thoughts on which your mind dwells dyes your very soul. And every artist knows each finished painting reveals the artist’s soul.
Copyrighted Artwork: “Star Child” by Kathleen Huebener
1. Proverbs 15: 26
2. Proverbs 16:24
3. Job 37: 14
4. Philippians 4:8