“It takes energy or discipline in order to bring the beauty or experience the beauty of what is already here, a very sunny day that we may or may not have the perspective to see that it is already sunny. It takes discipline. Because compulsively we’ve been programmed to not only see the clouds, but to fixate on the clouds, to talk about the clouds, pay someone to talk about the clouds, pay someone to agree with us about the clouds, and all of our friends agree with us about the clouds. If they disagree with us about the clouds, we break up, we’re not friends anymore… it takes discipline. That’s what mind training is for. The mind is a great gift. If you’re trained to see the clouds, you’ll see the clouds. If you’re trained to see the sun, then no matter what is going on, you’ll see the sun.”- Guru Jagat
As we try to find balance and moments of happiness to expand or cling onto, this week, let’s not forget to train ourselves towards remaining positive. Happy Monday!