February makes me think of my heart chakra! And, for the month of February, I am contemplating the meaning of OPTIMISM. I am thinking, optimism is like abundance – it is something that appears everywhere in my consciousness. I am optimistic about school, about my health, about the possibility of changing (even radically) who and how I am.
Optimism is evident in my conversations with others – even when I am discouraged, I tend to be positive in my belief that things could change, improve, turn around. I am able to see myself as a “work in progress” because I have optimism and to be compassionate with myself when I’m not “perfect” as a result. Hopefully, this compassion can extend to others and emanate from my heart chakra as a positive force for good in the world, optimistic compassion (believing the best about others – especially those who would ordinarily annoy me).
Optimism is a state of mind. It permeates my daily endeavors – it allows me to say, “life is proceeding just as it should – everything is in its rightful place and time” and to believe it. Optimism can be present as I put the dishes away and clear the kitchen; it is available when I’m working out in my simple and halting way; it can get me through a day of internship coaching even when I am admitting my errors along the way. Optimism allows me to believe all can be well, even if, in a given moment, I am not.
Change is possible, and this alone is enough to make me optimistic. My heart chakra is open and optimistic, it is radiating and receiving compassion.