How to Cultivate Positivity in life?
Today, if you find your life hasn’t shaped up the way you had foreseen, then you probably haven’t created it the way you wanted it to be. If your thoughts are focussed mainly on failures, negativity or stress, how can you create anything positive and worthwhile in life?
You may not know this, but your thoughts originate from the Manipura Chakra located on the navel. This is where you digest the inputs from world and form your own opinions about everything, including yourself. Incidentally, this Chakra also regulates the physical digestion of individuals.
Today if you chew the inputs from the world with emotion, you tend to go into an illusion of pain and suffering. On the other hand, if you are able to honour what the world gives you and honour your own opinions, you are able to create positive opinions.
Watch Your Thoughts
Know that thoughts create things and therefore, you must watch your thoughts carefully. Whatever you focus on during the day – if it is hurt, pain, suffering, lack (debt, struggles), aren’t you creating more of that in your real life too?
You can materialise whatever you think strongly about. So consider this – are you focused on growth, finding solutions, removing obstacles, creativity, harmony, building relationships? If you are, then that is what you’re actually creating in life.
Meditation Clears Negativity
The best way to escape the clutches of negative thinking is to meditate. Personally, I find the Gayatri mantra very effective in clearing the consciousness of all negative thoughts. The Gayatri mantra is a prayer to Surya Narayana (Lord Sun), to the giver of light and life. You may start listening to the following mantra every morning or evening for an hour every day.
Aum bhoor bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya deemahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat
Meaning: We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.
Gayatri Meditation Technique
Imagine the light of Gayatri entering from your Crown Chakra at the top of head and passing through your entire body through all the chakras. As you listen to this mantra, your entire being should be gradually filled with light. This is a very powerful and cleansing mantra that removes ignorance, negativity and fear, by just listening.
In time I will share more techniques for utilising the power of this mantra. Make it part of your daily routine and you will start finding positivity and success during the day in your personal and professional life.1