Practice Positive Intentions in a Negative World

Ever have one of those days when you feel like negative energy keeps slapping you in the face?  Maybe it is from one source, or maybe several.  I was having 2 of those days (more like 36 hours).  My yoga class was poorly attended, my beloved Grandmother ended up in the hospital with a broken pelvis, facing weeks of rehab, and my coworkers were eager to point out each other's faults.  That was the last day & a half.  This morning I read this and have set it as my intention for the day.  I encourage you to do the same, and maybe we can fill our world with positive energy and build each other up.

Mere philosophy will not satisfy us. We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone. Without practice, nothing can be achieved.
— Swami Satichidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Yoga is not the only type of tradition to speak words such as these.  The Bible states "faith without works is dead".  Both of these traditions are speaking the same thing.  Think of it as a spiritual put your money where your mouth is.  

My point is, take a look at your practice, your own beliefs.  This is a wonderful world filled with wonderful people & things to enjoy.  Take the time to smile, lift someone up, meditate on your own intentions, pray, or speak kind thoughts.  While it may be tempting to jump into the negative energy, we can all take the time to use our beliefs to create a better world. 

While teaching balancing poses, my teacher used to say the body goes where the eyes look.  The mind is similar.  If you see the good, that is where the mind will dwell.

Namaste - Beth