Imagine waking up and being thankful for the miracle of being alive in another magnificent day?
Imagine being able to have amazing things falling into place, meeting the right people, being at the right places, getting the jobs you want, daily in your life?
Imagine feeling happy for no particular reason day in and day out?
And can you imagine doing that even when life is not all that rosy?
Well, according to spiritual teacher Behram Ghista, that is all possible.
Two weeks ago Behram taught a workshop in Sydney entitled “In Partnership with Providence”.
Although most of us think of ‘providence’ as being the positive situations, events, material things or people that come into our lives, Behram taught that providence is actually neutral.
According to his teachings providence is an infinite source that supplies us everything we experience. It is also a source that is neutral, which supplies us with whatever we focus upon. If we focus on the negatives, we will receive negative results. If, however, we focus on the positives, we will receive positive results.
He continued to point out that what we believe is real is only an interpretation of what we perceive and experience. Our joys and sorrows do not originate from reality itself, they originate from an interpretation of it. When we are faced with an unpleasant situation we have the choice to view it as a confirmation of our incapacity/inadequacy or as an invitation to bring out what is best in us.
Reality itself is neutral, however our translations of it become our ‘reality’. Our translations determine our focus. Our focus influences our character, and our character influences our responses. So if we are constantly translating things in a negative way, our focus will be in what is not working. And our character becomes negative, our responses will be unpleasant with people and life itself, and we will continue to attract more unpleasant experiences.
However when we filter the positives, constantly bringing our attention to whatever IS working in our circumstances and experiences, we start to see the opportunities and creative possibilities that come with each challenge and learn how to live and walk in a friendly universe. Whatever I focus upon, life will provide me with. Cause and consequence. This is one of life’s basic principles that cannot be violated. Life wants me to succeed, so much so that each difficulty comes not only with a solution, but also with a blessing attached to it.
When we awaken to the fact that our reality is determined by our beliefs and interpretations, it’s a liberating and empowering experience!
After the workshop I made a commitment to myself: I am going to stop complaining, I am going to wake up every morning and feel grateful for the wonderful day ahead, and I am going to put my best effort to retrain my mind in finding the positives and the blessings in each situation.
The good news is, I have been feeling positive as never before and some blessed things and people have come into my life in these last ten days after the workshop.
Is that easy? Not really, it requires constant focusing, a lot of mindfulness and a bucket full of kindness!
But it’s all worth it. After all, the Universe wants us to succeed!