Positive Thought, Hang with your positive friends (be in satsang, the true company)
In the book holy science Sri Yukteswar says to seek out true company and avoid false company. He says we should seek those who make us happy, calm and at peace and avoid those who make us nervous, angry and upset. I find myself blessed because I am surrounded by such people. Even with my business all of the guys who work for me are meditation students, so we talk about philosophy, spirituality, and laugh all throughout the day. Yesterday I decided to start satsang early and look at a couple blogs, I only had enough time to read two, but they were refreshing to read and helped elevate me.
The first was Michelle Dobbins Daily Alchemy, where she was talking about celebrating. The post reminded me to celebrate, the good, and more good will come. The second blog I read was Crystal Nudings. She was saying that all is well, which is a great spiritual reminder and is truly the case if you can embrace the idea and move forward in that spirit. It reminded me to move forward my the day with this in mind and know that things are working out in ways I can’t even see at the moment.
Later in the evening, after spending time with my family, I watched Ghost Dog, The way of the Samurai which is a wonderful movie that always tends to remind me to follow my spiritual teachings and apply them to every situation in life. regardless of the setting. First thing in the morning I find myself meditating, seeing my teacher Mr. Ambrister within. I am at peace and barely can even feel my body.
What are you doing today to be in the true company? Take a little time for it. Hang out with and seek positive company, in person, or by book, blog, audio, or video. It truly makes a difference.
Thanks for posting this. It’s a timely reminder for me that our business can be a place of spirituality, too. I think I’d lost sight of that. We are hiring new employees and I’m going to focus of finding those who will mix well with our beliefs so we can uplift each other. 🙂
I am glad you like the post and found helpful. I found yours quite helpful too.
Thanks for mentioning my blog, too!
Buddhist teachings also stipulate the need to be around others of similar mind to allow the student to progress. I’m reading The Autobiography of a Yogi so seeing the book cover you used is a synchronistic event for me. Connection, it’s all about connection.
Yes I agree. You stumbling upon me talking about Parahansa’s teacher sounds very synchronistic to me too, As you probably already know, Autobiography of a Yogi is a really good book. Peace and Blessings
This is absolutely true. Surround yourself with people that uplift you, make you laugh and that you feel good being around. Be that person for others and life just gets better and better.
Great post, Craig. Thanks for the mention and sharing my blog. I am honored.
Have a great day!