Have you ever wondered how some people can keep a positive attitude even when the whole world seems to collapse around them? They are not stupid, nor ignorant but understand the power of positive thinking and remain optimistic even when faced with huge obstacles. They choose to focus their time on generating ideas and finding solutions and work extremely hard towards their goals. Worrying never helped anyone.
Thought pollutions results from the unskillful use of emotions, the most basic element of thought energy. Often when we feel down or sick, it is because we are picking up these thought pollutions, which we can absorb very easily. But we can also learn quite simply how to remove them from our minds and bodies and to extract the positive thought energies. Learning how to overcome our thought pollutions is one of the ways towards mastering the art of positive thinking.
Greed is an emotion that seeks to accumulate anything in order to feel safe and secure. Greed generated insecurity and money and relationships problems. Whenever greed creeps into you, start running the images of a beautiful beach and focus on the sound of the waves while visualizing how they erode your greed, developing an understanding that all things come to fruition in their own time.
Arrogance is a lack of confidence. Arrogance is being unsure of what to do, so it creates a defense system of emotions. People influenced by arrogance believe that things don’t last and that they can rely only upon themselves. Whenever you experience an emotion of arrogance, sit quietly and ask yourself what’s the real value of your achievements. As you gain insights, cultivate them with self-love so that you will be able to recognize opportunities for a positive change.
Anger comes into being when a person is overwhelmed by the world and feels powerless to change it. People influenced by anger seek perfection in all things and see themselves as leaders. To transform anger, think of how you can be of service to your fellow human beings. Focus upon your thoughts to bring you a greater experience of love and spirituality in your daily life.
Selfishness comes about when an individual has no self-awareness, either physically or emotionally. This lack of self-awareness leads to loneliness, which in turn affects the chemistry of the brain and the body’s limbic system, both of which are intimately connected to our emotions. The next time you experience the emotion of selfishness, close your eyes and visualize what’s it like to be free from selfishness and how others will be able to benefit from your kind generosity instead.
It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you. Therefore, when life gives you lemons make lemonade. If you want positive things to happen to you, you’ve simply got to adopt a positive mindset, don’t let daily problems drag you down and look for realistic solutions day in and day out.