Tolerance, Still Waters and The Value Of Positive Focus

If you realize that everyone is an individual with their own unique part to play, then the power of tolerance is easy to develop. The Value Of Positive Focus, To change the focus from negative to positive is to create hope. Our normal conversations and interactions are full of negativity, whether we are aware of this or not. So without our conscious knowledge, we develop a negative approach to life. It is important for me to be aware when my conversations with others becomes negative.…

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With countless flower blossoms : Inspirational Story

We waited for the sun to set. Then we hiked back to the cars. We had a lot to carry back, mostly equipment. It took about an hour to go back.

It was getting dark very fast, and somehow I got ahead of the film crew. So I decided to rest and wait for them. I sat on my bag right on the trail.

I was in the middle of a huge grassy field surrounded by mountains and forest. The grass was about two feet tall and it swayed with the wind in waves and circles. There was a dark silhouette of a mountain in front of me, and right above it, in the purple sky, was a single star. It was so incredibly bright. I think it was the North Star.

It was really quiet. I could see bats flying through the air. And I could hear crickets singing in the distance. I could detect the fragrance of the desert in the air, with countless flower blossoms dissolved into it. For a few moments, I was completely immersed in that experience.

Then something curious started to happen.

I found myself saying: “OK, this is really beautiful. See that mountain there. Look at the star and the sky. See the bats flying. Smell the desert, and so on.” My mind started to explain what I was experiencing. So consciously I had to tell my mind to stop it, to let go, to just be.

I found the present moment again. But soon, the mind switched on: “What if there are coyotes in the grass? Or maybe there are deer? I wonder if I could hear them or even see them.”

I stopped the mind once again, and just told myself to be. This went on: from being present to being mental, then back to being present. Until the film crew found me on the trail.

This kind of mental chatter happens all the time to all of us. We are living in the mind rather than in the present moment. It is possible to spend the whole day immersed completely in your thoughts. There are times when it’s OK to do that. But that’s really not living, not being alive.

Meditation and yoga gives us the time to notice this restless nature of the mind. It’s common to get distracted and get involved in the mental monologue. As we progress in our meditation and yoga practices, we begin to spend more time in the STATE OF PRESENCE AND PURE AWARENESS – OUR NATURAL STATE.

Two Frogs : Creative WhatsApp story

One day, two frogs were enjoying the day in the barn when they accidentally fell into the farmer’s bucket of cream, and they couldn’t get out. The two frogs kept swimming around to keep from drowning, and every once in a while they would try to climb out, but this was becoming very tiring. One frog kept saying, “This is useless, we should just give up.” But the other frog just ignored the comment and kept swimming. Finally, the pessimistic frog gave up and drowned.…

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