Just Start Praising

What nourishes the earth and the heart more: vibrations of praise or criticism? "People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character," wrote Emerson, echoing the vision of Vedanta: ""First realize that your world is only a reflection of yourself and stop finding fault with the reflection." (Nisargadatta)

When you feel the need to criticize others, just start praising! Say, "For one minute I will praise what is good, what is beautiful. Then I'll get back to criticism."

After one minute of praising the ordinary little miracles all around you, see if the need to criticize is still there.

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