Karmacology: Mindful Living, Sacred Practice

The Power of Focus

One comes to be of just such stuff as that on which the mind is set.
-- Upanishads

The Power of Positive Thinking is more than a popular book from the 1950s, it is an ancient principal founded in the idea that you become what you think. The idea gained popularity in the West with the 1952 publication of Norman Vincent Peale's book, which emphasized, "Change your thoughts and you change your world." The same idea has been repackaged many times since then, including recent movements based on The Secret and Complaint-Free World. The "repackaging" seems to essentially be ways of learning, reinforcing, and remembering this concept, and staying motivated to be mindful.

This idea is the very core of Karmacology: attitude is everything. Reality is colored by your attitude, emotion and perspective. If you feel like everyone is out to get you, you'll soon find evidence aplenty to support your claim. If you believe that every breath is a gift from God, you'll find gratitude in all moments. Most of us find ourselves bouncing around in that massive in-between state, and that's healthy. The lows and highs give us contrast and perspective.

Our wiring lets us make comparisons and assign values. We can decide, and through decision, we can take Action. In the words of the wise: Stay Focused. Find Your Bliss.

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