But, what if we looked at the rain as something else; something powerful? Rain could then become a metaphor for all that is right in the world, instead of all that is bleak and dark.
We all know that each rain drop is part of a cycle. The rain falls bringing needed water to all living things, then runs off into the streams and rivers which, eventually, flow into the ocean. Perhaps our thoughts could become like those single drops of rain. Individually, they don't accomplish much, just as a single drop of rain isn't enough to water a plant. Collectively, however, those rain drops will bring relief to a dry and thirsty garden.
By working together, through meditation and positive thinking, each of us contributes to making the world a better place. We add to the small streams created in our neighborhoods, communities, and countries. Those streams then flow into the larger stream of the collective world consciousness.
Negative thinking, like too much rain, can wreak havoc on our planet. The occaisonal bad thought doesn't mean much, but when they become a daily occurrance, these thoughts join forces with all the other negative thinking in the world and become a damaging force; the very way heavy rains cause flooding and destruction. Kind, gentle, and loving thoughts for the health and well-being of our planet are like the soft, spring rain that makes the seeds sprout and the flowers bloom. Every positive thought can and should be harnessed.
The next time it rains, see the joy and hope that it brings. And if you're tempted to seek shelter, don't. Instead, go out in the metaphorical rain and become one of those droplets. Your thoughts will co-mingle with the thoughts of other like-minded humans. In time, that little stream will become a river; full, powerful and certain to alter the course of history for all living things. And that is, I believe, the best way to change our future. Thoughts are powerful. Don't waste yours.