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Thinking Positive, How to Think Positive?, Benefits of Positive Thinking, Clear Mind, Clarity of Good Thoughts, Objectives of Thinking Positive, Thinking Positive Helps Develop Good Relationships, How to Develop Positive Relationships?, How to Control Emotional Thinking, Develop Positive Thinking

Thinking Positive, How to Think Positive?, Benefits of Positive Thinking, Clear Mind, Clarity of Good Thoughts, Objectives of Thinking Positive, Thinking Positive Helps Develop Good Relationships, How to Develop Positive Relationships?, How to Control Emotional Thinking, Develop Positive Thinking

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Positive Relationships Helps Build Good Relatoinships and Thus Good Nation. I strongly recommend you to learn more by clicking on the link http://tinyurl.com/79u7suj
Positive Relationships Helps Build Good Relatoinships and Thus Good Nation. I strongly recommend you to learn more by clicking on the link http://tinyurl.com/79u7suj

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 ==== ====Click Here for More Informationhttp://tinyurl.com/79u7suj ==== ====When the people asked the Buddha if he was a god, an angel, or a saint, he said, "No." "Then who are you?" Buddha replied. "I am awake." What is the Buddha trying to tell us? What is it that we are to awaken from? Why is it important tobe more conscious? ORDINARY CONSCIOUSNESS OR MINDLESSNESS The field of awareness in ordinary states of consciousness is contaminated with a variety ofnegative patterns of thought, feeling, and reaction. We remain largely unaware of these negativepatterns and how they prevent us from reaching higher states of consciousness. In mindlessstates of unawareness, we are hypnotized, functioning like robots on automatic pilot, sleepwalkingour way through life. The biggest culprit is the mind. The undisciplined mind disrupts our lives by taking us out of thepresent moment, where our life is at its fullest. The story of life is unfolding in the now, the placewhere we learn, enjoy, help others, find our courage, and experience inner peace. The undisciplined mind reaps havoc on our peace. Repeatedly, the mind takes us out of ourcurrent moments when it does not like what is going on. It fights when angry, runs when afraid,competes when jealous, creates imagined calamities, and projects fantasies from its desires. The mind is strongly attracted to the past and the future. While it is good to learn from the past andhave hopeful plans for the future, the mind goes overboard in its replays and projections. We relivepast hurts, resentments, and regrets, which only serve to recycle anger, depression, and guilt. Ourprojections of the future breed unnecessary fear and insecurity. We build a rigid structure of selfish, dogmatic, overvalued thoughts, opinions, likes, and dislikes.We try to get our needs met by controlling and pushing events and people. However, the worlddoes not conform to our egotistical desires; when things do not fit, we create new desires. Insteadof working with what we have that is good, we escape into fantasy, to what we think we want next.The result is an increase in mental restlessness and turbulent emotions. The mind is at its best when it accepts and works with one moment at a time. It is not set up forthe excesses of attraction, aversion, high emotional reactivity, and the avoidance of problems ... allof which lead to restlessness and rumination, signs that the mind is overheated.
 
 SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS Mindfulness, an ancient technique of Buddhism, helps us manage our inner reactions to aturbulent and unpredictable world. We want to respond with poise and peace but all too often, ourthoughts and feelings will not cooperate. While there can be no respite from troubles and pain,mindfulness helps us receive the tests and trials of life in calm repose. Practice of this simpletechnique helps us increase our attention and awareness so we can be awake and ready foranything. By avoiding the destructive excesses of the mind and emotions, we can receive what lifebrings with even-minded tranquility. In the transformation to spiritual consciousness, we can bring the mind under control by placing itwhere we want it to be: in the current moment, awake, attentive, and ready. It is in this alignmentthat we are most able to learn, solve problems, relax, serve, and enjoy. We can enter this state bycultivating the witness as an antidote to the restlessness and ruminations of the mind. The witness is an aspect of the higher self from which we can observe the changes of life withcalm neutrality. Change is not the objective of the witness. We do not add, subtract, delete, or edit.We accept reality as it is while we change our frame and attitude. We focus on the stillness andsilence within and the outer present moment. As the witness grows through the practice ofmindfulness, we can slowly bring the dimensions of spaciousness and serenity to the events oflife. In ordinary consciousness, we identify with the stream of negative and disruptive thoughts,feelings, desires, impulses, and fantasies that pass through our awareness. With the practice ofmindfulness, we create a space large enough to hold the negativity. In this space, we do notidentify with the rubbish and therefore do not need to repress or express it, both of which aredestructive. Instead, we go to the compassionate witness of the true self and create a healingspace within. This is a furnace of sorts: here we can burn up the junk thoughts, feelings, desires,and fantasies that keep our consciousness from rising. Love is more powerful than any of the wayward forces that traverse our consciousness. Byinvoking and affirming love and her consort qualities, we create an inner atmosphere conducive tohealing. As our compassion burns up the troublemaking negativity, there is a corresponding shiftto peace and strength. Aligning the mind and attention with the present is a crucial element in the healing process. Thenext step in our spiritual evolution is in these moments. They hold the continuity of our story, astory pregnant with lessons, entertainment, and opportunities to produce, create, love, and serve.In the lower state of ordinary consciousness, we miss these opportunities because we arepreoccupied with other fields of awareness. To practice mindfulness, there is no need to make any changes other than the placement of themind as we go about our usual activities. With practice, the mind remains calm and poised nomatter what occurs in the material world. We remain in balance. We get the rhythm of the story.There is no force in it. We are ready for anything. A MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUE
 
 Steps: 1. Stop 2. Breathe 3. Present moment 4. Frame: a.) Witness b.) School c.) Entertainment d.) Service e.) Warrior f.) Ritual 5. Repeat 6. One continuous sacred ritual STEP 1: STOP The mind lapses into one of its negative habit patterns, drawing us away from the opportunities ofthe moment. We go for a ride on the negative thought train. Because we identify with thenegativity, we think this is who we are. When we become aware that our mind is wandering, westop thinking and focus on our breath. STEP 2: BREATHE Take a breath and gently bring the mind back to the reality of the moment. By simply becomingaware of our breath, we can stop the rambling mind and return to the present moments of ourlives. This simple maneuver of using our breath to control the mind helps us develop our power ofconcentration. We develop single-minded consciousness by continually bringing our attention backto our breath, every time the mind wanders. With practice, we can stay increasingly in the present,bringing our mind out of its aimless spin, back into alignment with the present moment. STEP 3: PRESENT MOMENT We give our full attention to each moment. We focus on the stillness within, the present momentwithout, and on what we are doing. 

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