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Cultivate a good life and record it.

Mar

19th

good life with buddhini ekanayake

Part of cultivating a good life is practicing positive thoughts and understanding the law of attraction.

I grew up in an outskirt city where I was not exposed to renowned motivational speakers, seminars, or to the most up-to-date information from the outside world. All I had were some old books that I got from my grandfather and the scriptures of the teachings of Lord Buddha. When I was in 12th grade, I accidentally found a small book that really changed the way I look at life. And one particular quote I learned from that book always helped me to overcome the situations that I go through.  

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.   – Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking

When I read this quote, what came to my mind was one particular Buddhist stanza I learned in my young age. It goes as follows:

Mano-pubbangama dhamma, mano-settha manomaya,

Manasa ce pasannena, bhasati va karoti va,
Tato nam sukhamanveti, chayava anapayini.

Mind precedes all mental states. Mind is their chief. They are all mind-wrought. If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows him like his never-dying shadow. – Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada

These two sayings taught me that our mind has the sole power to create both good and bad situations in life. They also taught me to see the positive side of any given situation instead of worrying over the negative side. Much later, I realized that the very spirit of these sayings is discussed in the theory of law of attraction as well. The theory frequently discusses the fact of “like attracts like.” It is as simple as that. When we learn to minimize the negative thoughts we generate and to maximize the positive thoughts we create, we soon can understand how we can create our own happiness.

You may live in the city or in the village. You may believe in a particular religion or not. You may come from different social-ethnic backgrounds. Still, this is something you can practice to create the life what you really want to live in.

Here are few basic steps I followed to create the positive frequencies:

  • Making a list of goals that I want to achieve in this year or the years to come.  
  • Creating a vision board containing images and text which motivate me.
  • Writing Morning Pages and Gratitude Journals.

One important thing in this journey is that we should try to keep ourselves surrounded by positive people and positive thoughts. More than that, do not forget that the desired achievements will not come to us on their own unless otherwise we work hard and commit from our end. I have achieved success in many areas in my life by knowing how to apply this law of attraction. Once you master how to guide your thoughts, you will realize the power in our mind in transforming our lives into what we deserve.


Buddhini Ekanayake is a part of our Creative Team using the physical product. She currently lives in Sri Lanka where her family consists of her daughter Agraja (12), her husband Amal, and her parents.

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COMMENTS

3 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    This was exactly what I needed to read today and perhaps every day. Thank you.

  2. Rosa says:

    I LOVE this sharing!

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