Regardless, it's easy to slip into a cycle of complaints and begrudge every slight, inconvenience and micro-aggression that we inevitably have to face on a daily basis. It's been a long time since I've stopped and given thought to my outlook on life, but recently I've had to do a little soul searching in order to make sure that I'm remembering to stay positive.
And the truth is, I don't think I've been doing as well as I thought I was. That said, I've decided to start back up with my gratitude journal so that I can remember to be thankful. I want to practice being in the moment, taking things one day at a time and not being so hard on myself or others. These are qualities we can all improve on and there's no time like the present to become more cognitive of our inner thoughts and how we can affect the energy around us.
I recently had a great experience where I'd went to a bookstore (one of my favorite places on the planet). On that particular day, I felt and looked great and happily picked out a few books that I wanted to buy. As I was leaving, an elderly man asked me if I wanted to have coffee with him at the coffee shop inside the store. I happily accepted his offer and we had a great conversation over coffee and sandwiches.
At one point I jokingly asked him if he goes around asking people to have coffee with him and he said, "no, not at all" but went on to explain that my aura was especially strong and very positive. Oddly, I knew exactly what he meant because I'd never felt better.
Ever since that day, I've been wanting to re-create how I felt that day. I want to try to get my aura to glow like it did then. I don't know what it was that made me feel so particularly great but that is my goal for the rest of this year.
I'm convinced that positive energy is powerful and is especially more powerful than negative energy. It radiates from us at a higher level, attracts good things to us and can even shield us from certain things. While, yes, there is a place for sadness and complaining - as those are honest states of being - I want to open the door to receiving positive gifts from the universe. And recognizing this desire is my first step.
So that's it for today. I hope that I'll have more "good aura" stories in the near future.