Yesterday, we focused on how to tackle negativity in the face of judgment. It’s not an easy thing to do. Negativity is one of the easiest cycles to get sucked into and very hard to get out of.
Although over the last few days I talked a lot about the negative impact of being judged by others, today’s practice wants you to focus on setting your own positive beliefs to help shape your true potential of who you are. It’s taking those “I can’t” statements and turning them into “I can’s!”.
We hear a lot about abundance when we think positively. The more we love someone else, the more love we receive. The more we allow ourselves to be creative, the more outlets we given to continue being creative. The more cash flow we allow ourselves, the more money we’ll make. These are some of the examples of what happens when you see new possibilities – it’s called evolving and expanding, and it’s powerful.
Believe it or not, there are some very powerful people in this world that believe in meditation practices. Every single morning, they take 20 minutes to breathe, center themselves, set their intentions for the day, and then get to work on achieving those intentions. Their success (although met with plenty of obstacles), comes from a calm, clear-headed space that allows them to think through any issue from a more enlightened perspective. In other words, they are not personally operating from an ego level, but one of true self. It’s key in not only keeping beliefs positive, but also being an effective leader.
So what does this have to do with YOU. Anyone can unlock their potential (as cheesy as that sounds) – it’s figuring out the right tools to get you there, and learning positivity through meditation is one of them. So how do you get started?
You need to be open to new ways of doing things. Being closed off from a place of fear or skepticism will not get you there. I saw a woman on a meditation group on Facebook, claim that meditation was B.S. because it didn’t work for her. Meditation is a practice that comes from within. If you’re closed off, you won’t unlock the potential of what it can do. You have to believe in yourself, to believe this practice. It also doesn’t come overnight.
Do your best to block out “noise”. Noise refers to those that send you negative messages, whether it be verbal, physical, or subliminal. Remember, you have YOU to live with the rest of your life, no one else. Do what makes YOU happy! If you feel confident about something in your life, stick to your guns! I can’t tell you how many times I used to feel like I needed to defend myself on some of my more personal endeavors. What I learned was that if I came across as defensive automatically, it creates a level of uncertainty that opens me up for a negative “attack” of sorts. OWN who you are and what you believe in, block out the noise of the naysayers, and I guarantee you, it not only creates an energy shift, but also changes everyone’s perception, including your own! Positive energy is infectious.
Be open to new possibilities. I have a girlfriend that says “yes” to as many things as she can in her professional life, as it can always open four more doors to greater things. Her success and what she has unlocked personally is absolutely incredible. You might be busy because of all these “yeses”, but busy is good – especially if you want to achieve your dreams!
Believe that there is always a solution. Understand that you might not find it alone but someone else, or the universe will be there to help you. In lieu of that, having faith that something will resolve itself, sends out a positive beam of energy, helping you to not only find a solution, but a peaceful one at that! I like the example of the airport line – maybe half of them are about to miss a connecting flight, are agitated, irate, etc. They stand in line, fuming over the fact that they will not get on the plane they were supposed to be on. They collect their negative thoughts, think they are doomed to never getting where they need to go, and by the time they get to the counter, they start listing demands, yelling at the attendant, and then storming off, accepting a different flight that leaves at a different time. Now, watch someone who comes from a positive place, that accepts that they will miss their flight, and that all will work itself out (no one has ever been stranded permanently). They go to the counter with a smile, take the time to either make a small joke about the crazy person before them, apologize on behalf of the line of those who are mad, etc., and ask that while they ideally would like to get on the next soonest flight out, what is available, and are there any possible upgrades? I’m telling you, that energy shift does wondrous things. They not only got a solution, but they helped ease someone’s day, even if for a minute.
This is all about having faith in the process, designed to help put you in a positive, successful direction.