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Yoga and meditation, the difference between positivity and the meditative mind

To begin with we are co creators not only with other people but with source itself (GOD). Last night I was considering what keeping a positive attitude meant to me. The answer was of course not so simple. Throughout most of my life, up till the last 10 years, my attitude has been largely ambivalent and simply involved with everyday life without regard for the fact that I had any choice at all in this life. I went to school because that's what you are suppose to do, I achieved a Masters degree fueled by marginal interest and heaps of professional low self esteem, and I simply flowed with life powered by external authorities. When I began meditating about 15 years ago something powerful and rather sneaky began to happen to me, that is I was able to witness my thoughts/emotions both negative and positive. At the same time I was financially desperate, and feeling like I was carrying at least four other people on my shoulders at all times. My breathing was shallow and disturbed and my body tense. So I went in search for solutions and stumbled on all these "life changing" self help books all of which essentially said the same thing, "think positive, do positive, and you will attract what you put off". Maybe, as a newbie to spiritual work, I was a bit over zealous, I thought real positive and was quick to beat down any negative though which found its way to the surface, and something did happen, however it wasn't the new car I wanted or a easy way out of my money problems; what I received was more tension, more suffering. So how could this be? The laws of attraction clearly state you attract what you hold in your mind right??? The truth is you attract what you need in order to further your education on the Earth plane, negative or positive. Essentially if the whole world were simply positive in Nature very little would get done, we are motivated by challenges, obstacles, and pain. It is true if you think nothing will go right then nothing will, the negative mind is protective, it exists for the purpose of rationing our growth so we receive what we need when we are ready. How we receive the lessons the universe throws at us will determine the organic growth of our positivity. As we cultivate awareness through meditation we stop identifying ourselves as our thoughts and emotions, after all they are just movement and impermanent so hence they are rather undependable if we are seeking something truly solid and stable. The ultimate control is surrender. Flow is the energy of all creation moving through each one of us in a very unique way. We all have challenges, however its through the cultivation of grace that these challenges are able to be viewed much more objectively and we can then see where the growth lies. Grace is a streamlining, it will naturally direct our energy to best serve spirit or the higher self. Don't force positivity, simply let it happen by cultivating a meditative mind; accept that we all have negative and positive aspects and in TRUTH they are equal; we may prefer positivity, however choosing only the positive while repressing negativity will only serve to limit growth. Surrender to flow, because that's where all the energy is. Finally, calibrate your life to pure consciousness/presence and enlightenment is a definite, it is after all our birth right. 


Please arrive by 7:10pm,

Please bring a Yoga mat if you have one,

Donations are accepted to support the space and my pizza habit.

Inhale Exhale

Akal 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to make it there in time. Tim Lincecum just no hit the Padres and I got distracted...

    June 25, 2014

    • Akal

      I sort of understand :)

      June 25, 2014

  • Teresa

    HI Akal -
    I was just wondering what the typical donation amounts are? Just so I have some idea. Thanks
    Teresa

    June 24, 2014

    • Akal

      I suppose if I had to figure an average, probably about $10

      June 24, 2014

  • Marlene

    Loved it!

    June 22, 2014

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