The posts on Aperture of Brahma are simple yet challenging. Consider the latest one here. I will quote and comment on some of the points made.
By holding a mental picture in mind, we gradually but surely draw the thing nearer to us.
So if we focus on fear, rather than a positive vision, this draws the things we fear nearer.
Difficulty and obstacle are necessary for wisdom and spiritual growth.
As a society we are presented with great difficulties in these times. These challenges are encouraging us, individually and collectively, towards wisdom and growth.
We may be of the most service by keeping an open mind. Be interested in the race not the goal; the pursuit not the possession.
Visualization facilitates feeling. Even during difficulty and obstacle, we can maintain a positive mental state by feeling positive. An open mind is a mind without judgement or assumptions.
It is the process of engaging positively with the challenges we face it is important that we do not to rush to judgement or stick to preconceived notions. For example, we should seek to ensure a positive outcome to the ongoing Brexit process – perhaps visualising what would satisfy most people, rather than just sticking to our preconceived notions of the ‘right’ outcome and fears of the ‘wrong’ one (oh dear, this is not easy!).
We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out. All that is required is to turn the light on… by adjusting our thoughts/directing our attention to an ideal state. By allowing our thoughts to focus on loss, disease, and disaster, we facilitate the maintenance of self destruction.
Focusing on a positive vision, linked to the good, the beautiful, the true, doing what we can, where we are now. This is the way of hope, as opposed to the self-defeating path of fear.
We can see wisdom in many places. Thank you, Aperture of Brahma.
Picture of light on Grand Canyon from Hopi Point by Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons