Rest in the Positive
There are many things in life that we cannot change or control but we do have the power to transform our minds and our experience of life. We can become more patient, kind, insightful and compassionate.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
As I write this, we are celebrating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life was a shining example of knowing what is right, what is good and acting upon that. He envisioned the best in people. He envisioned the best of society.
It is easy to become hopeless in reaction to the seeming negativity that we are often exposed to, especially in the news. It is easy to get caught up in the feeling of lack, or negative energy that may be around us, or that we impose on ourselves. But it is easy to change our minds — to change our thoughts. We can easily decide to turn to the positive aspects of life that are all around us. Then our lives become so much more pleasant and easier. We can bring that positive energy to those around us through patience, kindness and compassion. Just as we are affected by negative energy, we can be more easily be affected by positive energy. The practice of meditation supports us in changing our minds because as we practice and quiet the thoughts, what is revealed is the peaceful, positive person that we are.