Surround yourself with positive energy and positive people
Look for enthusiastic personalities that have aspirations, goals and plans, and surround yourself with them. This kind of companionship will cultivate positive energy around itself.
Even when a positive person is ill, they often recover quite well due to their own optimism and the optimism of others. Many people recover from serious illness and later comment on the healing power of visits, well wishes, and good deeds from loved ones, friends, and pets. On the other hand, keep negative people “at bay.” Avoid being in the presence of “mean spirited” talk. This will easily be identified by ignorant, racist, sexist, prejudiced remarks, or swearing. Maybe you want to help, heal, or possibly change, this person. It is possible for you to pass on your favorite books and knowledge for the good, but if you can’t help – don’t allow yourself to be dragged down. You cannot really help others when you are drowning in negative energy. Helping is a good thing, and it is what many of us are trained to do, but you have to be able to identify when you are wasting your energy. This becomes evident when your help is not wanted, asked for, or appreciated. You have to establish priorities in order to progress and help those who really appreciate your efforts. This formula of giving and appreciating, within a relationship or group, is a gateway to prosperity and harmony.
Background Mantras – The sounds of our internal energy
Close your eyes for a little while and just listen. What do you hear? When you are in quiet surroundings, there are many sounds that come to your ears: the hum of electricity, ventilation ducts, cars, wind, insects, frogs, squirrels, birds, telephones, construction, and more – it is impossible to escape noise in this world. If you can withdraw your mind from these external sounds, you can hear much subtler vibrations from within. For example: If you are in a sound proof room, you will notice the sound of your heart beat and breath.
Meditation and Yoga practitioners who meditate in the “silence” of retreats, beaches, caves or mountains are, sometimes, able to withdraw their minds from external sounds and from the vibrations of their physical bodies. They can then focus their minds on subtle energy inside them. When you direct your inner ear toward the energy inside your body, you are able to hear the subtle sounds from within. Our ancestors spoke them aloud, and each of these subtle inner sounds became one letter of the Sanskrit alphabet.
The Sanskrit language was developed from the sounds of our subtle internal energies.