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I am so grateful to find this group and I think its great! :-) I created a website where people can become a part of a movement to spread positive thinking and to help create a shared vision of unity. I just wanted to share it, check it out. :-) www.chamillahmovement.com
I am exhausting limited self and expanding my awareness of my limitlessness.
I'm pink, therefore, I'm SPAM.
I am so grateful to find what I need in this moment of my life. I enjoy the teachings of Thich Nath Hanh, Mahayana Buddhism. I have believed for a long time that we all have seeds of all sorts of feelings and behaviors. I suppose that we can stop the nature versus nurture conversation by simply adding that some seeds are more fertile in some than in others. But it is watering or offering nutriments to the seeds that allows them to grow. When we find a negetive crip and become angry and use hostility toward ourselves to CUT this unwanted part away, we only feed more negativity. The only, and I mean only path to peace and serinity is to practice peace, serinity, happiness, etc... peace, serinity and happiness are the way! I must water the counter oppisite of the negativity in my life and watch it bloom as the negative withers away and no longer pesters me. Ah, but to be so American, even in this wisdom the desire for quick results is persistent. I was fired 12/3 from a job that I thought would answer several struggles and pains in my life and mind. Ah, but bitterness will only water pain.
I am saved from having to make sad choices everyday between caring for elderly and meeting paperwork demands. I have a new vigor for returning to the path of doing no harm, relieving suffering and teaching.
Thoughts are nutriments and water for the garden of our mind and therefor our behavior. May we use fresh spring water of positive thoughts and leave the acid rain behind.
I think being positive is a good way to start making the change within. Being grateful is the easiest way to start being positive. I have started a gratitude journal, joined online positive groups like gratitudelog.com and Bmindful.com where people think the same as me and has made me feel more comfortable in affirming out loud all the things I am thankful for, In the beginning of my practice I also have consciously noticed (and gave thanks for) the good in everything and in anyone who made me feel down. I am a work in progress, it was silly or seemed fake at first but as my inner positivity grew, it became so natural and now it's so easy for me to be grateful for even the "ordinary" things I see.
Dear group members. I would like to join if you don't mind. I also want to share some photos of Buddhism temples I made in Jogjakarta. If anyone interested, please let me know. Thank you!
I believe that your mind has alot more power then most give it credit for. I myself need to work on positive thinking. Because I know I am way to negative all the time. I am very open on ideas and suggestions on how to Think more Positive. Its just that when so much goes wrong its hard to think about something going right..
However to start off on the right foot. I'm going to make a promise to myself...No matter how many things may be going wrong Everyday I need to be Thankful and Positive about something in my life.. Today I am Thankful that I found the Beliefnet Community, and Beyond Blue. I look forward to meeting new people that have the right way of thinking.. Thanks and God BLess.
me too positive thinking also journaling works too. ok have a blessed day sincerly angela
Positive thoughts produce positive results!
As a psychotherapist I try to help people see that thoughts change how we feel and react to situations. It's hard for some people to grasp but it has helped me and changed things in my life for the better!