HAPI Guide Summer 2017 - Page 5

FROM THE PUBLISHER LOVE LIGHTS THE WORLD “I f you can keep your head when all about you  others are losing theirs, you just don’t un- derstand the situation!” This wryly-amus- ing commentary on Murphy’s Law sug- gests that panic is the only sane reaction to the chaos around us. While that is one school of thought, anoth- er Murphy’s Law commentary points out that, “No- body notices when things go right.” Certainly not the media, which has a gleeful bias for adrenalin-induc- ing stories – “if it bleeds, it leads.” I’m not suggesting we need to be Pollyannaish, but I think there is a sweet spot between cynicism and naïveté. It is all too easy to get sucked into negativi- ty when we read, watch or listen to the news. Staying positive in these times is challenging, but frustration, stress and anger are just not good for us, so it is up to us to flip the switch. To maintain our equilibrium it helps to know that we are not alone and that there are guides available to us to shine a light through the confusion. In the pages of this magazine – the first under the HAPI Guide brand – you will find positive and life-affirming narrative from our growing community of coaches, heal- ers and teachers. The HAPI acronym accentuates all the positive things we want in our lives – health, abundance, purpose, and inspiration. It is not about looking at the world through rose-colored glasses, because evil and ugliness exist. It is about having the mental and spiritual equilibrium to keep centered and focus on what we can do for a better world. It is about nurturing ourselves and those we love, and simply being kind to others and the planet. Love and service are beacons of light in the darkness threatening to overwhelm our consciousness. At the end of the day remember that we create the reality around us through our thoughts and actions. Our reality is a reflection of our consciousness. We can choose to see a world of turmoil hurtling toward self-destruction, or we can believe in humanity as a work in progress, needing our contribution to tip the scales to the side of goodnes 2BƖvB'V2&R76FRv&rf"6vRB&WGFW"v&B'W@VWW'6Vbf&VBW'fRf"vB2vBB&vB&FW"FvW"v6vǒ67VRRRBW"f&R&R&V6W2fR2FRgVVW"7&BW6W2FƖvBFRv&BF2B&W76w02f"W"&VFW'2vRv6FVRF'&rRFRBb6vG2@f&FRVVBWr666W6W72&WfWrBWr6W'WBvFf6PRwVFP֗&v@VFF"bV&Ɨ6W