“I have a friend who shall not be named that regularly accuses me of being a pie-in-the-sky Pollyanna. She thinks talking only about the good and the beautiful is denying facts. But here’s my position. “Facts” are not that interesting. I much prefer discussing possibilities. Sure those studies, those government reports, those doctors’ prognoses declare what she might call irrefutable “facts.” But to me, they’re nothing but a catapult for something better. I believe the most important faculty we possess is our imagination, and that by aligning it with the field of infinite potentiality, we can create something so much better than “current facts.”
Harping on about “current facts” just calls in more of the same. To waste our time on “appearances” is denying the power we have to change things for the better. I would much rather deny “facts” than deny my own ability to imagine something better. My words are the seeds that plant the possibilities. We can continue to focus on “what is” or “what appears to be,” or we can focus on what we can better imagine. “What is” is simply what we’ve been focusing on. “What could be” is much more interesting. At least to me.” — Pam Grout, Author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.
Last year I read many books about Eastern philosophies and spiritual practices, including the Autobiography of a Yogi, written by the great spiritual teacher from India, Paramahansa Yogananda. I do not practice Yoga, or meditation, per se, nor do I ascribe to any organized spiritual methods or organizations. I am following my own path of reading, communicating and seeking to remember Who I Really Am as an immortal spiritual entity. I suppose I could call my form of meditation: “looking, communicating, understanding and loving”. I practice my “meditation” continually, at least to the degree that I am willing to discipline myself to attain awareness and ability above the extremely limited perceptions imposed by animating an aging biological body on Earth.
I do not “believe in god” or have a membership card in a group of followers. However, I am inspired and emboldened by beings who know themselves as the source of life energy, of love, wisdom, and of creation of realities for themselves and of universes. As part of my continuing journey I am reading a book and Blog by a fellow traveler, Pam Grout. Here is a compilation video she recommended about Russell Brand. His enthusiastic advocacy of wisdom, and egalitarian love, through self-realization reminds me very much of Yogananda. This video recommended by Pam Grout in her Blog ( http://pamgrout.com/ )