Selfless giving in order to better others is the definition of self actualization. Self actualization is the ideal personality type of all of humanity. It seems that when the economy tightens that people are capable of great acts of self actualization or to forget this life philosophy all together. The lack of leadership that possesses this quality in the world are astounding. It is easy to imagine that because of this lack, our scarcity has come to ferment. Although, it is nothing but a scarcity of ideas and the courage to invest in those ideas.
Courage is more than bravery. Bravery is ignorance to the danger one faces with one’s own pride. Courage recognizes the danger but continues on in spite of risk. Right now in America we need an awakening of courage more than anything else. The courage to turn to alternative technologies and energies. The courage to give the power of deciding back to the people. The courage to trust one and another to do the right thing.
The sun is a source of power and energy. It has been used through history in several religious traditions. Today, go out in the sun, find a peaceful space and give yourself 15 minutes for a daylight meditation. Most people concentrate on learning meditation in the dark. Meditation can take place in a brightly light space.
Envision the sun as the cleansing light. Feel as it purifies your body on a cellular level. Take in the vitamins and necessary nutrients this great life sources generously gives.
I am a child of Earth and meditation. I recognize other cultures may share similar positive qualities as mine. One of those qualities being meditation, positive though or prayer. I am thankful that that my knowledge keeps expanding everyday.
Some Native American tribes taught to chase and confront ones fear in their dreams. You can practice this method with visualization. What do you dread most in life? Think of it and come up with a comical solution to the confrontation. This will make it much easier to face the challenges in life as they confront you each day. Fear is nothing more than the misunderstanding of love.
Once each day do something that makes you feel more tranquil. The more you begin to become comfortable with yourself, the more comfortable you will be with the world.
Sometimes I like to think of god or life as a flowing energy pattern. We control the harmony of this current through our thoughts and our emotions. Taking a deep breath and releasing all other ideas but something simple like strips of electric bands surging in and out of symmetry.
Mandala created in adobe illustrator