One of the things I’ve learned from my teacher is importance of interpreting things positively. (Basically, the thoughts we give rise to lead directly to our future.)
So I found myself laughing as I woke up this morning, with this song playing over and over in my head. Even now this video puts a smile on my face!
(from Monty Python’s The Life of Brian):
6 thoughts on “Looking on the bright side”
Looking on the bright side as an antidote to my often less energizing way of seeing things is becoming a really important part of my practice. I am amazed at what a difference it makes! And if used appropriately it is not about spiritual bypassing or glossing over our suffering. I am finding it is about seeing and making a choice.
And of course who could not smile at a Monty Python clip! Thanks for the reminder to look on the bright side of life!
That’s a great clip isn’t it! The silliness of it really gets me.
I know what you mean about the difference it makes. I really sigh sometimes when I think about how much I used to suffer just because of my negative outlook. So much of that was just completely unnecessary.
A similar thing I’ve discovered is entrusting the situation to our foundation with the intention that it turn out well for everyone involved, versus just that it turn out well for me. So how can it work out well for even the person who may be behaving badly. I don’t mean they necessarly get a free pass, but rather what they need to grow and develop, and also to stop making bad karma for themselves.
It sure helps to see the humor in everything and it helps see those behaving badly in a different way. Allowing any feelings of discomfort with the actions to lessen which can then give way to sincerely inputting that all things work out well for all…
Thanks for the humor :)! I needed that. Life IS silly!
I’ve never seen this before.
Always look on the bright side of death! LOL!
But the last laugh’s on you.
I would have guessed you’d be a big Monty Python fan, somehow! ^_^
Sometimes they have an offbeatness, or a twisted perspective that really cracks me up. Does this video remind you (remotely^-^) of anyone we might know?