Jun 5, 2011

Looking for the good

"Look for the evidence of the Well-being, and be an advocate for Well-being rather than an advocate for getting rid of what does not feel like Well-being. Then little by little by little, your own personal experience begins to take shape in a way that is more satisfying to you." Abraham.

If our routine thoughts create neural pathways in our brains, it behooves us to make our thoughts satisfying and containing well-being.  The old adage about whether the glass is half empty or half full holds such perennial interest because of the truth in it.  Each of us has within our lives what we might judge as both good and bad experiences.  The optimal may be to reach the state Buddha is said to have reached where we do not put judgments upon any of our experiences.  In the meantime, one good practice in that direction is to look for the evidence of good in our lives.  It is there; I guarantee it.  If Viktor Frankl could be grateful for the blooming flower in the concentration camp, surely we can find things about which to be grateful in our lives.  Today I am grateful for the sunshine, the cooler temperatures (record-setting heat yesterday), the walk in nature this morning, the conversation with a sister, the well being of my children and families, the garden I have planted, that Dwane has a little project going which interests him and focuses his energy, that I have come up with a topic for the presentation I am giving next week to a philanthropic group, that I have a great dinner planned.  For what are you grateful today?

1 comment:

  1. Grateful for a life blessed with amazing friendships.