Embrace an Attitude of Optimism: Yes, I Can!

December 13, 2020

Today, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj spoke on optimism and the importance of adopting a positive attitude in life and on the spiritual path. It is up to each of us to choose an optimistic view of life, wherein we have hope and are open to possibility, or an attitude of pessimism filled with worry, doubt, and negativity. We can choose to either look on the bright side or the dark side of things. As we go through life, we need to put into practice the words, “Yes, I can!” he said.

When we embrace an attitude of optimism, we are exemplifying a characteristic of our soul. Our soul is a part of God, and as God is the source of all optimism, this characteristic is also inherent in us. The spiritual Master said that optimism in the spiritual arena is when we look forward to experiencing God, and we take steps toward it. It is pessimism that causes us to think that God is out of reach, and this keeps us from taking the first step because we feel the heights are unattainable. As we set forth with optimism, the ways and means of getting to our goal open for us, he said. We can act on our optimism and take steps Godward through meditation.