Having a Positive Lifestyle
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 1999-02-02
Today Gurudeva talks about being positive, of approaching projects with a positive attitude, finding how to make them work instead of finding how to make them fail. By a change of attitude, we can encourage those around us instead of discouraging them, and create a new and positive life.
Today at Kauai Aadhenam. Aloha! February 2, 1999. We're on our way to Alaska in June. If you would like to have a brochure mailed to you, send us your name and address and we will be happy to send you an invitation to a 7-day journey from Vancouver, Canada to Anchorage, Alaska. It will be a wonderful event.
We are going to talk about the inner self and how to build up your self image within you, so that you look at yourself as somebody important on this planet. Not somebody with a big ego, but somebody who has all parts of their being, functioning.
For all of you out there in cyberspace, what does this mean? This means, that your intuition is functioning, your positive qualities are functioning, and are stronger than your negative qualities, your intellect is keen. This means that you are a happy person. If you are not a happy person, make somebody else happy and you will begin to feel happiness. Don't underestimate yourself and above all, don't look on the negative side of projects, people or yourself.
When you have a bright idea, it may come in your karmas, from your superconsciousness, from your intuition. That bright idea can be developed, if you find ways and means within yourself to do that. Don't immediately say, "I can't do that! I don't have enough of this, I don't have enough of that, I don't have enough time, I don't have enough money, I don't have enough intelligence." Why did you get the bright idea in the first place? Because you are a complete person. You have your destiny.
Look on the positive side. All great ideas have taken much time to develop. For some people, even years to develop, many years to develop. Work at it a little bit, little bit, and a little bit more. You will build up the positive within you and that will overcome the negative within you. Everyone has an on-and-off switch. They can either be positive or they can be negative. There is not much middle ground there between the positive and negative. Either one way or the other.
Many people discourage their children, when their children want to do something of a positive nature. They discourage themselves, they discourage their family. It is better to encourage and to lift every one up, rather than to discourage and push everyone down. It is just a change of attitude.
That is the sadhana today, everyone. We'll be seeing you in cyberspace again, tomorrow. Aum Namah Sivaya.