How do you react when you flip through your newspaper and whatever you read is about “negativity” like unstable politics, poor economy, high crime rate, bribery, natural disaster, terrorism, accident, cruelty of mankind on torturing children and animals, inflation and others?
Are you depressed?
Are you start to grumble and complain?
Are you start to self blame why are you born in such place?
Are you fearful in future?
Are you lost confident in life?
Are you reacting with all negative emotions? Are you creating all stories to frightening yourself?
Are you trying to run away instead of facing reality?
Lotus flowers are blossom beautifully even though there are living in mud. It remained clean and never ever allow any mud drop on its leaves and also flowers. It’s continuously sharing its fragrance and allow other insect to get food from flowers. Nature is always our great teacher! There is so much great lessons for us to learn.
Why should we be bothered or disturb so much by external environment? Lotus flower shown us the best example.
Instead of keep grumble and complain, why not ask yourself how can you make change in your life and bring happiness to yourself and others?
Why not change the angle of look at things, just change our perspective to positive and you will see a beautiful world. Instead of keep worrying and depress, why not give our best blessings to all beings? Why not make a wish that “May all beings be awaken! May all beings be well and happy!”
Don’t be affected by external environment! Continue to live your life with kind virtues , give your best blessings to everyone and shine your happiness to your surrounding.
“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.”
by Masaru Emoto