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Positive mind, negative mind, neutral mind

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Kundalini Yoga speaks of the positive, negative, and neutral minds in each of us.

The positive mind is that part of us that says “yes, I can and will do this!” It drives us forward into action, possibility, and purpose. The negative mind says “no, I will not take this on.” It protects us, sets boundaries, and keep us focused and disciplined. The neutral mind simply accepts whatever is. It doesn’t pull toward or push away from the issue at hand. It just lets it be.

None of these minds is good or bad. Each has its right place in our lives. But in any given situation, we tend to mostly inhabit one of these minds. 

Are you in the positive, negative, or neutral mind with regard to whatever is up for you today? And what mind does this situation actually call for?

Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte is the founder and editor of Kindling. Peter is also Senior Digital Engagement Associate for the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate, connecting businesses to sustainable water practices. Peter holds a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Systems from Pinchot University. He lives in Bellingham, WA, USA with his wife, son, and cat.

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