It is true that there is much suffering in the world. But do we need to worry about it? If we focus on the negative, that drains us of the strength to help. Goodness and truth are also at work in our world, as well as darker forces. When I switch on my awareness of positive qualities common to humanity, it is like bringing light into the darkness. The past stops haunting me and I stop worrying about the future. I see more clearly what I need to do now, for lasting happiness and health.
Monday, November 08, 2004
In the normal course of the day, do we know where are thoughts are going? Do we have the strength to focus and direct them where we want them to go? We are normally unaware of the amount of energy that is contained in each and every thought. If we were aware we would pay attention to conserve and utilize it in a beneficial manner. At a time when the world's resources is the lowest we are throwing away enormous quantities of thought by having negative and waste thoughts. Just like the body gets tired when we use up the physical energy, the mind gets fatigued giving rise to frustration, boredom and tension. We need to examine the self and see how our energy is getting lost.