Positive living and positive thinking are the two fundamental principles of healthy living. They help in purifying the mind and emotions. Many saints and sages across the world have taught various techniques and principles for the attainment of serenity of mind in order to achieve the positive health.
Yoga Sutras of Sage Patanjali are one of the most revered yoga text for the practitioners and students of Yoga Teacher Training around the world. The text explains the principles of mental health promotion through the purification of intentions and corrections of attitude. Most of the problems in the modern life will arise on account of improper behavior with our fellow beings. According to sage Patanjali, Yoga Philosophy recognizes four types of People in the society and we need to develop the corresponding behavior and approach in order to bring the peace of mind, they are,
Happy People: A spirit off of friendliness should be entrained towards those who experience the feeling of happiness.
Unhappy People: The spirit of compassion is developed towards the people suffering from miseries or unhappiness.
Good People: The feelings of goodwill and positive gestures are developed towards the virtuous people in the society.
Evil People: The feelings of indifference towards those who are steeping in a vice or overlooking their faults.
This sort of thoughts give rises to cleaner virtue and thus the mind becomes pure. The purified mind eventually enjoys concentration and serenity. We find the similar teachings from Buddha to be peaceful. Harmony is possible through the purification of our emotions and attitudes through such training and this is the most helpful practice of positive living.
Reference: Patanjala Yoga Sutras Chapter -I-33.