Santa Rosa Meditation Group

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The Quality of Your Mind

Pay attention to the quality of mind you are nurturing in this moment. That quality is the messenger of your life. Now is the time to nurture happiness and well-being.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

The thoughts that we cultivate are the seeds we plant in our consciousness. When we have thoughts that are negative or angry, we are nurturing that for our future.  When we are able to pause and notice what is happening in our mind and then turn those thoughts around to something positive, that is what we are nurturing for our future.  Turning our thoughts around can be as simple as when we notice negativity coming up, consciously offer gratitude for something simple in our life.  For example, if we are late for an appointment and are stuck in the grocery line we can get anxious and maybe irritated with the person in front of us who is holding up the line or we can notice the negativity and cultivate the opposite by looking forward to enjoying the food in our basket or chuckle at the funny article on the magazine in the checkout line. Pay attention—nurture happiness.