“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga” – Yogi Bhajan
There couldn’t be a more positive way of beginning your day other than with spoonfuls of sweet gratitude along with your coffee. Kick start your train of thought by putting out an intention of thanks into the universe and maintain an attitude of gratitude throughout the day. After all there’s so much to be thankful for- be it as trivial as not running into traffic on your way to work! This practice puts you in direct alignment with the Divine Source, magnifying all the positive aspects. Not only does this cause a constructive shift in your energies, but it also welcomes the monsoon of abundance into your life.
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
– Swami Vivekananda
As you go on about your day, make sure to keep a close eye on your thoughts. As soon you find your mind wandering towards something negative, declare a time out and replace it immediately with a positive thought. Remember thoughts feed on the power YOU give them. The direction of thoughts is often at times beyond our control but a good reminder to keep negativity in check, is that our thoughts always influence our actions and negative thoughts inadvertently lead to unfavorable behavior whereas positive thoughts always blossom into beautiful outcomes.
As societies progress with breakneck speeds, leisure often takes a backseat. Remind yourself to slow down, take a deep breath and dedicate at least 10 minutes in a day to an activity you truly enjoy. Just as a plant needs watering for nourishment and sustained growth, we need to nurture our soul by experiencing the pure joy that comes from engaging in a fulfilling activity. A nurtured soul is a creative soul and attracts all the more happiness and joy into its surroundings.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”— Gautama Buddha
There are many situations or people that you encounter that flip the wrong switch and cause the volcano of anger to erupt. When this happens, take a deep breath and remember that forgiveness is the key to letting go. This opens the door to more awareness and helps attain a better understanding of the situation. Cultivating anger only leads to more self-damage, road blocking the path to peace and serenity.
And finally never forget - whatever transpires today; never let something as transcendental as misery or discontent imbalance your mental and emotional well-being. For every new day is a brand new opportunity and every sunrise, a fresh start! Never lose self- belief. With positive thoughts and affirmations even the most negative situations can be turned around to achieve desirable results!
Join us for the workshop, ‘Change Your Thoughts, Transform your Life!’ and learn to recognize thought patterns and take charge of your life!