The importance of a Positive Mental Attitude should never be overlooked. It is a term that is used often, perhaps without any understanding as to how powerful this attitude can be if cultivated and utilised daily.
In the world of top flight sports, especially golf, snooker, darts there is a term known as confidence. Confidence is described simply as ‘concentrating on what you want to happen’ in comparison to what you don’t want to occur. Imagine the image of a top flight golfer, every shot is raining down on the flag and the commentators are raving on about the individual being ‘in the zone’!
This zone which is often spoken about in sports is simply a highly positive, confident state of mind where failure is never allowed to enter in to the thought process.
There can be a very simple transition from the world of sport, to life in general.
Look at the people who have made a massive impact on the world, ones who’s companies and lives have soared and made a positive impact on the world and humanity. These individuals would have been super-focussed and positive for many years despite many failures and setbacks which life brings with it.
So. To bring this attitude into ones daily life is the next step. Think positive and confidently. Focus purely on what you want to happen in your life; wether its regaining health, getting that perfect job or work role, finding that perfect partner or maybe achieving a higher state of consciousness. Anything is possible in this time we live in and anyone who tells you differently is most definitely not using the concept P.M.A regularly and should be ignored and avoided!
Go for it! What have you got to lose? What is the alternative? If you think for a second about the alternative you will see why a positive mental attitude is needed. The opposite is doubting yourself, thinking you could never achieve certain things, never aiming for the stars. The choice is yours.
It has been some time now since I have posted, but reading the words of Yogananda have inspired me to share.
“Vibrations of other people can be received by an exchange of magnetism. One who comes near a holy person will be benefited; this is baptism by spiritual magnetism. The saints thoughts and magnetic aura cast out a vibratory glow that changes the consciousness and brain cells who come within range. All who visit or live on the same grounds where a master lives or has lived will automatically be transformed if they are in tune. If that attunement is deep enough, even from thousands of miles away a holy person’s uplifting vibrations can be received.
If one loves poetry and is much in the company of a poet of noble ideals, one will be baptised with wholesome elevated feelings and the appreciation of the goodness and beauty in everything. Such baptism by feeling makes one aesthetically imaginative and sympathetic.
If one associates long with persons of high morality and self-control, ones own life will feel positive reinforcement of moral consciousness and self-control.
If purposely and attentively one associates with successful creative minds, the consciousness will be baptised with a creative business sense.”
This is of course a two way process. We receive vibrations from others and we also send vibrations from ourselves to them. We can be aware of this in extremes when someone is very anxious, or down, sometimes maybe overjoyed or peaceful. But in its medium range we cannot sense what is going on within their inner life.
Great men of all generations have set examples for us, benchmarks to aim for if one is aware and interested. How would it have been to experience these great ones presence.
There is an NLP technique called re-framing where the individual imagines them self at some point in the future having acquired certain virtues. This can be done today, right now. Just imagine vividly where you would like to get to. Be it in the spiritual world, the world of business, family, schooling. Imagine yourself where you are heading and continue to make daily efforts to reach these goals.
“There is no one in the world who is not able to achieve liberation. There are simply those who, as of yet, have not convinced themselves to pursue that goal.” ~a Wise Man
For me, this quote says everything. Each and every one of us is on our own individual path. Wether that is seeking wealth, riches or God does not matter too much.
What matters is that eventually each one of us will come to the thought that we can be liberated from the chains of the material world, and seek something higher, something more permanent.
The reason it is so important for us to come to it by ourselves and not be hypnotised or indoctrinated is so that we can appreciate it to the full.
“This is necessary because God wanted us to evolve of our own free will, and, indeed, for free will to exist at all.” ~ Same Wise Man.
On Friday 5th October at 17:00 my girlfriend gave birth to our son. We have named him Noah, both mum and baby are doing really well!
I cannot formulate any words to do justice to the experience I have had over the past few days. Those of you who are parents will understand, and those of you who are not yet responsible for a precious young soul, maybe one day you will be able to feel the emotions that I am feeling.
I wanted to let you, my faithful reader know what a change has occurred in my circumstances. Forgive me if the blogs do not flow as regularly as they have done, but know that from now, if I take time to put something up it will be well worth both of our times. Mine to type it out, and you to read it through.
For now I will leave you with a picture of my beautiful baby boy.
Thank you all so very much for following this blog. I recently reached a landmark figure of followers which I never imagined.
Thank you for your likes and comments. They inspire me to continue blogging and get my mind working again in regards the said post. If you have never commented, give it a try, it really is very helpful for you to get your thoughts down into words.
Thank you for being who you are. Having your likes and dislikes, your interests and disinterests, and the way you carry yourself throughout this world.
I really do appreciate the number of people who read the words contained in this blog. For that reason I must continue.
Tomorrow I will try something a little different. A series of related blogs over 3-4 days. I know attention is not easy to keep in one place for a long time, so I will break the words up over consecutive days.
Please leave feedback if you have time. It is most helpful for everyone. Thanks!
I am so happy to receive another award for my blog here on WordPress. The award is the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ award and I have two people to thank for the nomination. First I would like to thank Arjuna at http://thewondrousdharma.com/ This blog is full of posts from the great spiritual traditions and teachers and if you have not visited the blog I must recommend you do! Second is a blog I love to read and is produced by Paul: http://restinginawareness.com/ provides the clearest posts I have found on awareness. Thank you Paul and Arjuna for your wonderful blogs and for appreciating mine.
Nominees for this award are asked to:
- Thank their nominator, and provide a link to his or her blog
- Nominate 10 – 12 bloggers to receive the award, provide links, and let them know by leaving a comment on their blogs
- State seven things about themselves
The boggers I would like to nominate for this award are:
7 things about myself:
Favorite color: Green
Favorite wild animal: Eagle
I try not to let the bad weather get to me if I can. Not easy.
I enjoy reading and resting; possibly too much
I like being outside in nature
Favorite drink: water
I like cats
This post is for everyone who has ever read anything on this blog. For new readers, for old readers from the beginning, and for me!
When we begin a new task or venture we are full of enthusiasm and expectation. Once we have begun though, and get lost in life we can loose sight of our desired direction. This is my reason for composing this blog.
When I started FragmentsOfragments I had a clear aim in view, to share knowledge and information I have come across with the blogging community. I wouldnt say I have lost sight of this aim, more that I would like to re-affirm it to you and to myself.
So from today onwards I will strive to blog only information in all forms that I feel will enrich a readers day. To make them feel that they can acheive that thing they have in mind. Or simply for them to realise that they are not alone in life.
Thanks for following, reading, sharing and enjoying.
To know that one is in a certain condition, in a certain state, is already a process of liberation; but a man who is not aware of his condition, of his struggle, tries to be something other than he is, which brings about habit. So, then, let us keep in mind that we want to examine what is, to observe and be aware of exactly what is the actual, without giving it any slant, without giving it an interpretation. It needs an extraordinarily astute mind, an extraordinary pliable heart, to be aware of and to follow what is; because what is is constantly moving, constantly undergoing a transformation, and if the mind is tethered to belief, to knowledge, it ceases to pursue, it ceases to follow the swift movement of what is. What is is not static, surely- it is constantly moving, as you will see if you observe it very closely. To follow it, you need a very swift mind and a pliable heart- which are denied when the mind is static, fixed in an belief, in a prejudice, in an identification; and a mind and heart that are dry cannot follow easily, swiftly, that which is.
Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895 – 1986
I am honoured and thankful to Paul at http://restinginawareness.com/ for nominating me for another award. To be nominated for an award is a great pleasure and i’m very grateful to Paul, and anyone else who reads my words.
The rules for the award are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Nominate 10 or so bloggers you admire, and let them know with a comment on their blog
The blogs I nominate are:
Seven things about myself:
1. I love to read.
2. I love to spend time with friends in the sunshine, or the rain for that matter.
3. I love blogging, this is a new additions.
4. I cannot wait to meet my child who will arrive in the world later this year.
5. I love to walk, its my profession.
6. I love to laugh.
7. I love living my life in the best way i know!