Destiny’s Energy: Where Does It Guide Us?

You sometimes have to really think about how nuanced and complicated the human condition is, and how destiny guides us whether we recognize it or not. We are capable of such an amazing beauty and wonder; sadly it is in a world that does not always embrace the positive energy we all have within us.

Because we’re imperfect beings coexisting together, none of us really get that far before we encounter negative energies. This happens in a number of ways and scenarios. As someone who is an eternal optimist, even when the negative is on my radar; four patterns of energy have been experienced and scrutinised.

This is hardly a perfect science granted, but the more you delve into the simplicity of this, the more it makes sense. And believe me, as a writer who can get lost in the minutiae; I continually seek within myself and others the most direct path to the light that knowledge brings. Or so I tell myself anyway, but see for yourself if this rings any true.

1) Passive Positive Energy

For most of us, passive positive and passive negative act as the background energies to our lives. This might be optimal depending on where and who you are. An example could be trying to change your health regime. No one will tell you to stop on a dime and change your diet right away or go run that marathon.

Changes like that take time, and most of the strategies out there will plan around a piecemeal approach; some suggesting to do so more quickly or slowly. However, as you go down this road, you’re working towards a positive goal, embracing these positive energies passively.

Drinking less soda or eating less processed foods, parking further away from your destination so you have to walk more; these all could be passive approaches to actively changing your diet and life. But to know that you’re on a road towards a positive direction could be a great way to feel motivated.

2) Active Negative Energy

You don’t need to turn on the local or even national news, search on Google or check out a magazine in the store to see that the world is a bit chaotic. A lot of people for a lot of reasons are swimming within the active negative pool, and that bad energy seems to never go away completely.

At the micro level you could find yourself having been passed over for a promotion at work, or find out a loved one is sick with something serious. When these examples happen, it’s hard to remain upbeat or focused on the good, because the negative energy is so strong at that moment. The hope is that it ends quickly though, and you realize that there is breathing room on the other side of this energy.

3) Passive Negative Energy

Easier to deal with than the active one but still negative, this energy can be longer in nature and more looming. This can manifest itself at any age for any number of reasons. Whether you’re a child who doesn’t want to go to school because of being separated from home, or an elderly individual who is on the medical merry-go-round, this can be the hardest to detach from because it’s not pervasive but it’s always present.

Ironically, the light at the end of this tunnel can seem further out than with the active negative because again, it’s passive, it’s everywhere. So just like the piecemeal approach mentioned above, if you’re not able to take much of the negative energy out of these experiences, change the game and add some positive instead. Use that defiance as a motivation to level the playing field with a far better energy.

4) Active Positive Energy

It’s beautiful, it’s sublime, it’s just plain awesome! You find your soul-mate when you least expect, meet a new friend at school, or get that promotion at work. That novel you’ve been working on is now finished, you’ve been a non-smoker for a full week, or you just got to the gym and there’s hardly anyone there!

Active positive is the most fun to go on about, for obvious reasons. And it’s so versatile in nature. First it can help you get through active negative quicker with a better spirit. It can make passive negative not seem so endless. And passive positive can very easily upgrade onto this wonderful energy when you finally meet your goals.

It also helps make life so amazing and creative! It’s often said that a lot of pain goes into an artist’s work; yet even then it can manifest in the most breathtaking painting or gripping novella. Just the same, a lot of love can go into these creations as well, making the end product just as stunning.

In The End:

Ironically, thanks to the Winter Olympics in February, a quote by Lindsey Vonn came across my radar; “It’s amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.”

Related to these four energies, it’s easier to let in the opportunities that represent positives than the negatives. And it’s by no accident that 1 and 4 have more content than the others. Remember that part about being an eternal optimist? If destiny has led you here now, on the Peace Revolution blog, the hope is – you can relate, and if not, – may you have the internal light of knowledge that can help you guide away from the negatives, and towards the positives.

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6 Vacation Spots That Will Help You Regain Energy

Life can be very boring and monotonous at times. Your boss hates you, your significant other is constantly fighting with you, you and your friends are all stuck in the same rut, and there is nothing new and exciting to look forward to. This is when vacations come in the picture.

Travelling is a great way to fight off the blues, appreciate your life, and look at the world in a new light. Hence, we offer you to take some time off from the hamster wheel of the day-to-day grind and explore the following spots to regain your energy:

1. Tibet

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You are tired, feel purposeless and lost. You are looking for a deeper meaning of life than just swiping your card for a 9 to 5 job. It is time to connect with your inner self and rejuvenate and consider taking a meditation retreat for a journey of self-disciple and discovery.

And the ideal place to do all that is the Kopan Monastery, in Tibet, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The Kopan monastery offers courses in meditation, led by western Sangha with teachings complemented daily by a Tibetan Lama.

If you truly want to learn the art of meditation, why not learn it from actual Tibetan Buddhist monks to compose yourself and regain your energy in order to resume with the humdrum of daily life.

2. Rishikesh, India

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If you really want to experience inner peace and get in touch with your spiritual side, sit at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, along the banks of the holy river Ganges, in Rishikesh, India.

In this buzzing center of spirituality, mystic leaders have established yoga schools and ashrams, allowing tourists and pilgrims an atmosphere that instills peace and makes the mind, body and spirit as whole.

For those who want to do something more constructive than sitting cross-legged and chanting “omm”, there are also reflective hikes and rafting. And if you are a Beatles fan, we have news for you: they came here in 1968 to get in touch with their eastern spiritual side and even composed several songs at a local ashram.

3. Queenstown, New Zealand

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If you live in India, and want to escape from the mundane routine life and travel abroad, there is good news for you: you can avail New Zealand vacation packages from India. Once you invest in the coveted package, consider visiting the resort town of Queenstown which is filled with staggering beauty and heart-pumping trails.

Instead of revitalizing through spirituality, breathe new life into yourself with bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, hiking, white-water rafting, and skiing. The light-hearted ones can try their hands at the more mild-mannered adventures such as quiet cruises through Milford Sound (part of the Fjord land National Park World Heritage area).

And if you happen to be a Lord of the Rings fan, then you are in for a bigger treat because much of the LOTR trilogy was filmed in this area!

4. Switzerland

If Europe tours and travels have always been on your list, then you should definitely visit Switzerland to re-energize yourself; and while you are there do take a look at its snow-capped mountains, picturesque alpine lakes, historical monuments and of course how can you forget the delicious cuisines of Switzerland.

With breathtaking scenery, thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, and glacial ice fields, Switzerland is home to seven natural wonders. No wonder, it is an ideal place to put a new life into yourself and learn to appreciate the things you have been bestowed by God by admiring the sheer splendor of the nature.

A perfect get-away destination for couples, Switzerland has something for everyone, from the cobbled streets and medieval architecture of Bern to Geneva’s clear-water lakes and French flair.

In Switzerland, you can ride the famous Glacier Express train connecting St. Moritz and Zermatt or enjoy a relaxing cruise over Lake Zürich or Lake Gene. You can also travel on the Europe’s highest aerial cable car up to the Little Matterhorn or ski back to the car-free village of Zermatt.

The foodies can savour fondue made of Gruyère and Vacherin cheese, stroll through Bahnhofstrasse to pick up a Tissot and sip some of the wines available throughout the country. And let us not forget the love of Swiss chocolates that we all have!

5. Angra dos Reis, Brazil

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Olympics in Brazil opened the world’s eyes to the beautiful holiday destinations present there such as Angra dos Reis. An enchanting coastal getaway, Angra dos Reis, nestled between Rio and São Paulo, is where the Cariocas (local residents of Brazil) go to escape the crowds and the complexities of life. This popular Brazilian vacation area is where many of the country’s elite have their beach villas.

If you love the sea and find the sound of the waves therapeutic (and how can one not anyway), then this is the place for you. With 365 islands and more than 50 beaches, Angra dos Reis carries its name from being discovered in January 1502, the Day of Kings.

This vacation spot has all sorts of adventure sports like trekking and canoeing are along with luxurious, comfortable resorts to relax in. And if the lure of shipwrecks, coral reefs, and rich marine fauna calls out to you, then visiting Ilha Grande, the largest island in the region and one of the most sought-after diving destinations in Brazil, is a must!

6. Home

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On a lookout for a place to relax, revitalize and rejuvenate but too broke to go globe hopping? Why not become a tourist in your own city!

“No place is ever fully explored, discovered or understood,” says Matt Kepnes, author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day and creator of the travel blog Nomadic.

There may be many historical and cultural sites that you would have explored in your city had you been a tourist there but since you live there, you take them for granted. But how about you avail the chance and do it now?

Hence, instead of spending the weekend sprawled out on your couch, watching TV, and dreading Monday, make a conscious effort to explore your city and bring some excitement of travelling in your life. As a local you may not even need to wait for the weekend, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy discounted rates by visiting these places during off-peak times too.