My focus on non-lying (truthfulness) this week has helped me be more centered and aware. It’s become a real exploration into what works, and what doesn’t work for me.
“Truthfulness is the necessary attitude for us if we would overcome our own false notions about life.”
Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga
There is a habitual tendency in me to assume that my happiness is altered by circumstances.
I don’t believe this for a minute, but it has been a strong habit of my mind.
Life has proven that I rarely have much understanding of what is truly best for me. In fact, it is clear that some of the most difficult and even “unfair” situations I have faced have also been the most instrumental to create positive change in me. The hardest challenges actually gave me strength in the end, even when at the time I thought I might drown in them.
I can see that I have grown through the tests, and what I gained turned out to be exactly what I needed later on.(even in miraculous ways) I do believe that there is a conscious loving force (that I call God) attempting to guide my life.
What I believe or have noticed:
Circumstances are clearly out of my control.
The world I live in is like a conscious dream filled with illusions that can obscure the divine nature and purpose of life.
Most every experience that seemed random or unfair, later proved to have a purpose, and that purpose has always been positive.
The thoughts in my mind are not binding, they are not really my own, until I embrace them with my energy.
My feelings alter the way I think, and the things I think about.
If I think too much, I drift away from joy, love, and gratitude.
If I continue feeling gratitude, love stays awake in me, and my thoughts tend to be more positive.
The best way to banish negative thoughts is to burn them away with a good dose of gratitude.
If you have any feedback I would love to hear from you.
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