2 October 2012 - QA 8

I try so hard not to think negative, but nevertheless negative thoughts keep coming to my mind. What do I do?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

If you keep resisting negative thoughts, and try to push them away, then they will follow you like a ghost.
Shake hands with your negative thoughts. Tell them, ‘Come here and sit with me. I will not leave you’, and you will see how they quickly disappear. Thoughts are scared of you.

If you get scared of negative thoughts then they will control you. But if you shake hands with them, then they will disappear.