I see life as a series of choices. This recognition blesses me with active faith. I choose to make my choices positive and life affirming. In the face of depression and a sense of despair, i find a small action which I can undertake toward the positive. Recognizing that my life is a matter both of proportion and perception, I work consciously to keep gratitude as my chosen attitude and optimism as the lens through which I view the world. This is not denial. This is courage. Rather than surrender to feelings of negativity and despair, I consciously and creatively combat such feelings by moving in the direction of greater faith. Rather than rehearse catastrophe, I use my thinking to remember the ever-present potential for happiness and health. I take my cue from the resilience of life itself.
The wren is small but active in the face of threatening odds. So too I choose to take personal and positive actions in the face of planetary negativity. Rather than wallow in hopelessness, I enact the viability of hope. I reach out to others with kindness and humor. I allow others to reach toward me bearing their gifts of love and healing. Rather than isolate, I communicate. I signal the world that I am engaged, committed, and active for the greater good. My active faith blesses all. FAITH MOVES ME TO RIGHT ACTION- Swami Chidvilasananda