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November 24, 2004

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Thought control is the primary interest of a person who seeks power because most energy and power is not lost simply in associations with others or by going to a place that lacks power, but most power is lost in one's own mind by thinking negative thoughts, by worrying about the future, by focusing on the past, as opposed to thinking positive, strong, happy thoughts, creative thoughts, new thoughts, thoughts you never thought before.

I attended my son’s sixth grade graduation many years ago. The principal was aware that his classmates were unique in their gifts and their demands on themselves.

While encouraging them to continue to excel in school, she reminded them that life was full of adventures, and exploring all parts of the world was important. She also instructed them that they were too hard on themselves, and her final words were borrowed from the number one song of that era, “Don’t worry, Be Happy.”

Do you worry too much? Do you obsess about anything? Do you have the same conversations with the same people that always spin negative?

“Most power is lost in ones’ own mind by thinking negative thoughts.” Rama’s words would be a good mantra for me, and probably for you.

As you might know, I have seen “What The Bleep Do We Know” three times at this writing. One of my favorite lines in the movie goes like this: “If thoughts do that to water, imagine what they do to us.” This was the punchline that referred to a scientific experiment regarding the molecular structure of water and thoughts. The results of that experiment showed the structural changes in water when it was exposed to thoughts like love and hate. (Quantum Physics meets consciousness!)

The power of what we call mindfulness is validated in the scientific community through such experiments. Mindfulness, as we have learned, is witnessing our patterns of thinking that lower our consciousness, and change our thinking.

I have learned that the most important thoughts to monitor, control, and change are my own. I have learned that my own thoughts hold the magic keys to higher consciousness. It is within the bubble of my own thinking mind where I give birth to power. My thoughts, and maybe yours, have the tendency to criticize and worry, to cycle again and again. My thoughts can make me miserable. My thoughts can drain my energy, and lower my consciousness. My thoughts.

The best and most powerful news in this picture, is that “I” am the only person “I” can change. I can meditate, and with the power of meditation as my fuel, I can change my thinking. I can choose to replace worry with peace, anger with joy, sadness with happiness. I can make choices that will move my attention to higher, brighter, progressive, enlightened states.

The big question: What choice will I make?

Listen to the tape

Lynne of the San Diego DharmaCenter


I'm Picking Up Good Vibration
Meditate - There Is No Substitute
Miracle of Silence
Shifting at Stonehenge
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From Rama's Teachings

Rama presented thousands of techniques that were intended to help students along their own pathway to enlightenment. Techniques presented here may be useful for you. The teachings are meant to be used by students who are serious about their practice, and their own enlightenment.

A special thanks to
Lynne of the San Diego DharmaCenter for her writing, and the inspiration to begin this feature.


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