May 01 2012, 4:59 am / Content
"In the complicated culture that you have chosen, it is easy to get caught up in drama. We could go through an endless litany of all that is wrong with the world, instead, we choose to move into what the good things are.
Stop each day to appreciate being here. Find a simple moment and pull it towards yourself. Sit with it energetically, allowing it to reawaken a joyful energy. It might be small at first, but as with any seed planted, there is a slight wait period until the seed sprouts. If one plants a seed of happiness every day, ultimately you will have a garden of flowers to enjoy.
If one has become unhappy, it took a while to become unhappy. It may take a bit of focus to turn it around again. Know that with clear intent, it can be done. All it takes is belief in yourself and the desire. Of course it also takes diligence in the planting of the seeds.
Envision the flowers as you progress through your day. Meet obstacles with a new attitude and see what can grow.
Keep your participation simple. Chaotic energy often needs to be walked away from. Decide that a garden of calm would be better.
Find the goodness where ever you can. Blend it with your own heart. These are the seeds of happiness. You can decide what the harvest will be.
Begin planting the joy."