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Giving and Receiving
What you see is what you in turn receive. If you see the positive in a situation you can use the example to strengthen yourself. Why spend time dwelling on, ruminating on the negative?
Both positive and negative can be seen in this world. It will make you a happier person to dwell on the positive and thereby increase your moments making spiritual progress.
What is spiritual progress? Seeing the good, emulating it, feeling it, radiating it.
When you give out positive vibrations and actions, you receive peace and harmony in the moment of your actions. It is not that you will receive a kind action in return. You may or may not. But you do increase the moments of your life spent in positive, productive actions.
Begin your meditation by choosing a quiet and private space to sit. If you are sitting on the floor on a cushion, bend your legs in. If sitting on a straight back chair, place the soles of your feet firmly on the floor for balance. Either way, fold your hands in your lap, or place them palms up or palms down on your thighs. Close your eyes.
Take a deep breath and release it. Then take up even, regular breathing for the remainder of your meditation. For example, breathe in 2 counts; breathe out 2 counts and continue. Do not hold your breath at any time.
Say an opening set prayer or one of your own creation to set the tone for your meditation. Then observe your breaths going in and out in their rhythmic fashion. This practice gives peace of mind and harmony between action and thought.
Keep up the even breathing and turn your thoughts to becoming a more giving person. The more you give of yourself, the better you will feel about yourself and youíll receive feelings of joy in the very act of giving.
Now, to finish your meditation, take another deep breath in and slowly release it. Stretch out and go on with your day: rejuvenated, peaceful, positive.
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