Silver Ruler's of Penmai
- Jun 28, 2011
The art of relaxation does not lie in any physical exercises or postures (positions) but in the posture (position) of our minds. Essentially there are five qualities of thoughts, which we can create:
Necessary thoughts, such as, "I must not forget to go to the market today", or "I have to pick up the children from school at 4 pm."
Waste thoughts, which include thinking too much about the past, worrying about things that might not happen (future), and thoughts about others, which we commonly call gossip.
Negative thoughts, which include feelings of anger, fear, ego, greed, doubt, sadness, regret and unease. Negative thoughts make us lazy and drain our energy.
Positive thoughts, which are affirmative (strong) and focused, carrying only the best feelings for ourselves and for others.
Soul-conscious thoughts arise from the truth of who and what we are, and require the effort of remembering and gently reminding ourselves that we are eternal souls (“aatmas”) and our real nature is peaceful and loving. When we restore our awareness of the self as a soul, it allows us to clearly see and release (clear up) any negative or waste thoughts and it helps us experience true relaxation of the mind.