Monday, June 16, 2008

Yes You Can

Scientists in the sixties were monitoring monkeys on a remote Japanese island. The monkeys were cleaning sand off sweet potatoes by washing them in a stream. When the number of monkeys doing this particular activity reached critical mass, primates on another island began doing the same thing. the second group had never seen the first group of monkeys but they began washing their sweet potatoes in identical ways.

Ken Keys, Jr, author of Handbook for Higher Consciousness, took this study as a metaphor for an individual's personal responsibility to "think peace." "You never know if you might be th4 hundredth monkey exploding the common consciousness into mass understanding."

Along the same lines, Quantum Physicist, in their investigation of the Universe, have determined that there is energy in all things, including thought. On a personal level we know this because we can feel it. People who think negative thoughts and continually worry, feel heavy. While those who look on the bright side
and speak in positive terms and expectaions, emanate positive (lighter) energy.

You can experiment with this concept yourself. Notice how you feel when you complain, gossip, or ruminate on how bad things are in the world. Contrarily, observe your feelings when you give positive acknowledgement and genuine appreciation to someone. You willnotice huge differences in the way you feel and your emotional state.

Then expand this exercise and ocmmit to staying positive for a whole day. If the Universe operates from a cause-effect basis as scientist confirm, you have just altered the energy in your thinking and therefore in your life. You should be able to observe different outcomes as well, For instance, you might enjoy your work more or find the people in your life more amenable. It works like this: negative thinking, opinio, sna judgments = heavy, negative results. Postitive thinking and genuine appreciation = lighter, morejoyful results. Try it! Notice what happens!

Eckhart Tolle, author of The New Earth, states that all possibilities are present at every moment but we are only able to perceive the possibilities that match our energy (heavy or light, negative or positive.)

The other part of this is that we have a choice. With dedication and personal discipline, we can change the way we perceive circumstances. We can actually choose to see goodness.

Getting backto the monkeys on the island...essentially we are the monkeys. One person thinks about peace, becomes peaceful, refuses to engage in violence or watch it (TV, movies, games or the news), gives up gossip,yields the roadway to the hurried drivers, accepts people as theya re, and he starts a chain reaction. Thismoves to the next person, who chooses peace and then the next person. Pretty soon we reach critical mass and all the monkeys (people) on all the other islands (countries) desire and choose peace as well.

I know what you're thinking, it can't be that easy. Well,what if it is? Let's try it an dfind out. Are you ready?

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