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What makes you so positive?
12 years ago

Let's see if anyone would like to mention some of the happy things that they have experienced, that give them a positive outlook on life.

What kind of things make you act and feel positive?

Is positive being happy or is it being sure of yourself? Both, maybe?

Just curious...

Love & Peace

12 years ago
For me beeing positive is that if a door is closed on your face, search for the window that will be open for you.
Being Positive
12 years ago

All things that induce or encourage me to progress, or to purify are Positive. Anything, or the association of that which may prevent, protect oneself from harmful, undesirable tendencies is Positive.

12 years ago

Thanks, Isabel and Rajan for responding to my question. Can you name some of the actions that happen directly, in your life that make you feel happy and positive? Do you read? Do you clean your house? Is it being close to a loved one? Traveling? Napping? Singing? Making someone smile?

What is it exactly that gives you the greatest joy?

For instance...I love to take walks and enjoy nature. It's makes me smile to watch how much my dog enjoys sniffing every little thing, and chasing chipmunks or birds for a lark, even though he knows that he isn't going to catch one. A simple little walk gives me great satisfaction. And it builds on my positive energy.

Love & Peace

12 years ago

I have been thinking on this very subject for a long while now and it seems to me that it is possible the only thing that really exists IS the positive.  I think this is because if everything was created for GOOD, then there really doesn't exist anything else, except that which was created for good.  This is oftentimes used for other means or miss-used altogether, or perhaps even wasted.  We base our thoughts on our present reality most times, disregarding the 'perfect plan' and what we experience is our child-like minds telling us what we see is THE reality (the norm, or the way it was intended, the way it is, etc.), when it is not.  It was never intended that way.  What do you think?

12 years ago

Well, if we see any similarities of personality to the make up of an atom...you have a proton with a positive electric charge, you have an electron with a negative electric charge and a neutron without an electric charge. Protons ARE in the nucleus, and the electrons orbit around the nucleus. Neutrons are found in the nucleus, also, and when an atom loses an electron and there are more protons, then it will have an overall positive charge.

So in your case Don, your atom lost that negative electron so now you're a positively charged individual. I do have a cousin who represents the opposite. He has more electrons and is therefore a negative charge.

So, I guess what all that means is...choose your companions carefully.  It seems that one rotten apple can ruin the whole bushel.

Love & Peace

12 years ago
Mata,what I do to be more positive?...I read a lot,I love to watch and play with my cats (they often give me the peace I need for my daily tasks and make me laugh),I try to help my loved ones and those who came to me for comfort - a smile,the right word that I seek to find with God's help,sending out positive thoughts for those in need... But mainly the creation of new mouvements (I'm a choreographer) that I usually link with Nature and the music it inspires,that is my main source of Ballance in my life !!!
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12 years ago
"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words."/ Goethe

“Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.” /Unknown

"Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies."/Swedish proverb

"There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect." /G.K. Chesterton, essayist and novelist (1874-1936)

"Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!" /Author Unknown
Margareta
12 years ago

Isabel, I looked at the close up of your picture with you, hugging your cat, and you are both adorable! I agree that seeing a smile on the face of someone you've pleased is a wonderful and positive feeling!

Margareta, it sounds like you love to sing...I can just picture you in your garden singing while you take beautiful pictues of your flowers!

       

Love & Peace

If my picture looks strange...it's because I'm posting about close encounters of the alien kind, in my reincarnation group, so I thought it would be fun to put bug eyes on my picture. Being silly sometimes, makes me feel positively happy.

12 years ago

Thank you Mata, you are very kind !

Those are for you and all friends:

Purrflowers

12 years ago

Thank you, Isabel!  Lovely flowers!

I think it's fascinating that you create dance moves...is it for ballet? Or exercise to benefit the body? Please tell us more!

Love & Peace

12 years ago

My Granddaughter just wrote me a little note that says, "I love you, Nanna, from Eliana"...and she drew a heart. It made me feel so good, I had to give her a kiss and thank her.

Positive little actions make a big difference and a smile makes everyone feel good!

Love & Peace

As I see and understand: positivity...
12 years ago

I consider anything in life to be positive, if such leads to progress of some description...

Thus - no matter what I plan to do or say, such (it is hoped) will have the effect of lifting the Spirit to higher levels of consciousness - in some way, shape or form...

Even if that which I'm engaged in, turns out to be the opposite of that expected, I turn the end result around, giving it positve grounding, by virtue of the opportunity to have experienced - and learnt...

To me - negativity, is simply a/the yardstick, by which one is able to measure the amount of positive energy needed: for progress...

Just one of my humble philosophies, relating to life...

Robbie D....

12 years ago

 What would you say about a hundred dollar traffic fine? No toilet paper THIS month.

L-l-love and P-p-peace

Mmmmm....
12 years ago
Hell...  It would no doubt - stop me violating traffic rules and regulations: that's for sure...
12 years ago

I can't believe that I drove like that in broad daylight...usually I only drive like that at night. I have been having a time! A few days ago I ran out of gasoline for the first time in my life. (Note that I said gasoline...not gas...I NEVER run out of gas. )

Anyway...I like to run on empty...it's my way of protesting the high prices. But...it's a long walk home at midnight. Thank, the Great Spirit, a young lady friend of my youngest son, stopped and gave me a ride home.

Maybe I'll drive on 'not so empty' from here on out.

Love & Peace

12 years ago

Don't know what your fuel prices are like over there Mata...

But in the UK (on avaerage) we pay the equivalent of $8.00 a gallon - or thereabouts...

12 years ago
Even just the teeniest tiniest glimpse of Love of God that I'm now getting since I made my real "leap of faith" four years ago is giving me a positive outlook on life and a kind of happiness that I never before would have even imagined possible. 
12 years ago

Whoa! $8.00 a gallon???? Now, I guess that I have LOTS to be thankful for, Robbie! Thanks for the

It's not quite $3. here...and I'm in the area where Colonel Drake built the first oil well! Of course...all that's been relocated to Texas.

Namaste 

12 years ago
...and if by forcefully and dramatically increasing our influence on the rest of the world through liberating programs like "Operation Freedom" and other efforts to share democracy and export the "American Way", we can expect to toast the planet in the fumes and pollution from this petroleum based lifestyle in no time at all.
Looks like I'm interrupting some really nice cocktail chatter. For that I apologize.
12 years ago
Truth be told, everyone should be paying $8 or $10 per gallon and the extra profit should go immediately into a fund to either repair the planet and/or switch to alternative energy sources.

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12 years ago

Darn, I missed the cocktail...it wasn't a molotov, was it?    And Sarvo, we'd NEVER call you an interruption... I have heard of the interrupting cow, but I consider you to be the communicating Care2 Guru, and you probably have crystalline properties in your blood for your honorable desire to enlighten us all.

But the day the gasoline hikes to $10. even $5 will be the day that I give the car back to my bro, quit my job, give it all away and start hanging out at Iskcon begging you for a bowl of rice!  

Namaste



This post was modified from its original form on 21 Oct, 23:20
12 years ago
...and I would consider it a rare honor and a privilege to serve you that bowl of rice.
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12 years ago

In a perfect world, we would be optimist all the time.

But in the real world, when we wake up in the morning, we need someone to come to our ear and whisper to our mind that everything is gonna be fine.

And that someone is missing…

So we dig in our mind for a solution… a suggestion… a self-suggestion… a drug…

And we cheat ourselves with beautiful dreams and we fool ourselves with high hopes…

And then we open our eyes to a cold world; we start a new day of struggle and we pray that the ones stronger than us are in a good mood today…

And, in an act of despicable hypocrisy, we sometimes offer some drops of our drug to the weaker ones, cheering them, especially the ones who are addicted and are experiencing a painful withdrawal.

At dusk, we close our eyes over a world of chaos and we seek refuge in the world of dream, where, unchained from our bodily problems, we are finally free… to fly.

12 years ago

That's very eloquent, Cezar. But how can beautiful dreams be cheating ourselves? Sometimes that is the only thing that keeps us going.

I often look through photo albums from vacations where I had a great time, and it fills me with hopes of a new dream and and a new adventure. Of course negative things happen, it's a part of life...we just try to look beyond the troubles.

Have you ever heard of light therapy? What do think about it?

Love & Peace

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12 years ago
Sometimes it’s interesting to revisit messages I wrote months ago. I can see myself so changed, yet I can still feel the emotion thru my words… I must admit I traveled through hell last year, and I was in a really bad mood. But I guess this is me - the whole range of emotions and feelings in a single day. However, I still back-up what I said. The optimism is not something built-in; it is only a rescue mechanism, when we deal with too many problems and we’re overloaded. The dominant feeling is, in the best case, the one of equilibrium. Of peace. Our beautiful dreams do cheat us, but you become aware of this only when you see the big picture of the process. It’s nice to have beautiful dreams, but you know that they’re only desires projected in the future. They are your thoughts, your reality, but not what is going to happen. When you say that “tomorrow is going to be fine”, you hope that this will happen and you induce a positive expectation in your soul. But you know there aren’t any guarantees for you tomorrow. Light therapy: I heard something about visualising light emerging from your head and filling the painful areas of your body or the entire body. This is another example of suggestion that induces health or ends pain.
Beautiful dreams
12 years ago
Could it be Cezar, that beautiful dreams are the seeds we plant into our spirits in order to guide ourselves up into a higher state of being?  It is so easy to lose our highest self when we are overwhelmed, stressed out, or struggling with survival...but that part which responds to the soft whisper in our ear...wants and needs to grow.   When that gentle person is missing...we must cultivate that voice within ourselves...and we do that for each other every time we are gentle, kind, and forgiving...with enough support we can eventually forgive ourselves and others, for being so unconscious...defensive, or mean...we can feel those masks fall away if we really pay attention to ourselves...and what is left is something beautifully authentic and vulnerable.
I aplogize for not being kind and gentle as much as I'd like to be.
12 years ago
12 years ago

A beautiful thought, Jan! And I really love this little gem that you've shared...When that gentle person is missing...we must cultivate that voice within ourselves.

This is so true! Kindness can start with the way we see ourselves!

Love & Peace

12 years ago
The media has become extremely expert at being that soft sweet gentle voice that lulls us into a sense of complacency and assures us that, really, everything is alright and we don't really need to worry. We can just go shopping and everything will be fine. It's not that everyone is asleep. It's worse than that. Everyone is pretending to be asleep. Hello? Am I offending anyone here? I hope so. This is an emergency situation. The only thing that can help us now is love of God. We're all lovely but maybe we've been looking for love in all the wrong places. In America the divorce rate is increasing at an exponential rate. More people are committing suicide than ever before and a lot of the teenage and twenty year old accidents are really suicides and so aren't even added to the already staggering number. We trace back to the initial stages of these final catastrophic conclusions and we will see that many times there was some romantic notion afoot and a genuine desire to fall in love and become happy. Love for God has gotten lost in the shuffle. Our great grandmothers and great grandfathers weren't as awkward or embarrassed about loving God. They weren't so worried about whether or not someone would think they weren't cool.
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12 years ago
I know what you mean, Sarvo. We run away from our responsibilities. One of our responsibilities is to look after the wellbeing of our countries and, in general, the wellbeing of our world. As citizens of the world we have the duty to care. But we try to hide behind our fingers (this is a Romanian saying; don’t know the equivalent in English). We pretend to be asleep, we postpone important decisions, we don’t teach the young generation the importance of having some values. Family is a value. It is our micro-universe, similar to our country. But while we become colder and colder, our families transform to groups of related people living together, sharing a house, money and food. No feelings of love. And one day, we begin to ask ourselves: why living together if nothing really links us? And we divorce. There are people that commit suicide because they have mental problems. But there are people who kill themselves because of poverty and bad health. Poverty is the consequence of the others’ greed. And greed could be cured in a loving and aware family. While reading your message, Sarvo, I suddenly remembered my teenage period. I recall that I was feeling something is wrong with this world, that people are false and the society is sick. In the meantime, I got used to this kind of life but I never forgot that those rebel teenagers are right: we are apathetic and blasé.
 

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