Often,we really yearn for peace and simplicity in our lives. Yet all the while, our attention, our thoughts, even our action is foccused on the negative. We’re trying to find solutions, yet the mind is always in a re-actionary mode. Our thoughts are very often, in defense of the negativity around – how to deal with the loud neighour, how do we lose the excess weight , how do we stop someome from complaining etc etc.
Then it strikes me ‘shouldn’t the focus be more proactive, more positive?.’
Dealing with the negative is draining. Looking forward with optimism is positive.
So, the thought becomes ‘Lets have a happy neighourhood’, ‘Lets be fit , full of health and vitality’.
The internal energy will change. Hope and lightness will set it.
I can say ,’ what do I do about this mean person and not get effected by him/her?’ or I can tell myself ,’ Everybody has a story and everybody is like me ;forgiveness for myself and others and unconditional compassion is the way.
And most importantly, I tell myself, ‘ My focus should be on a strong, inner peace’.
To me, its an important shift, from looking at the shadows to basking in warm light. A vital first step that gives one confidence – all will always be well. It begins from within.
With much gratitude