“When you become adept at directing your thoughts to things that are pleasing, the unpleasing people (or unpleasing aspects of those people) will leave your experience. It is your attention to the unwanted that holds it in your experience.” – Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Vortex
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
The Dalai Lama’s new and first ever album, Inner World, was released today to mark his 85th birthday. It is available to listen on most music streaming platforms.
Every word rings with Truth. I definitely believe this work is worth being present for, and worth absorbing all the positive vibrational energy that this has to offer.
Whatever energy one puts out is the energy they will receive.
Positive thoughts will bring positive experiences. Negative thoughts will bring negative experiences. The same goes for the energy that one attracts. Positive vibrational energy will attract positive energy. Negative vibrational energy will bring negative energy.
This closely relates to the concept of the “self fulfilling prophecy”. If one only focuses on what they think will go wrong, then things will most likely go wrong. If one remains optimistic and focuses on everything that can and will go right, then things will work out in their favor.
Like attracts like.
“What other people think of me is none of my business. One of the highest places you can get to is to be independent of the opinions of other people.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
The only suffering one experiences is the suffering that they allow.
One is in control of how they react to any situation, as well as how they react to their own thoughts. We all have the ability to observe and change our own reactive patterns. These reactive patterns are often linked to some type of emotion, which can sometimes cause one suffering (although not always!).
By changing the way one reacts, one can stop allowing thoughts and situations to have power over their emotions.
“Unease, restlessness, boredom, anxiety, dissatisfaction, are all the results of unfulfilled wanting. Wanting is structural, so no amount of content can provide lasting fulfillment as long as that mental structure remains in place.” –Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth