In the Rain: A Meditation for Optimism

This is a meditation on optimism.

I woke up this morning to the sound of the rain on the leaves of the tree outside my window. I decided to record this meditation with the sound all around me.

In this time of pandemic, states of emergency and lockdowns, meditation is very powerful in keeping us grounded and calm.

In this time of pandemic, states of emergency and lockdowns, being optimistic and expressing our optimism makes life better for us and for those around us.

As we leave this pandemic and the community recovers, those who are realistic and infectiously optimistic will be the supermen and superman of our communities.

The meditation takes 5 minutes. After concentrating on our breath, the most vital part of wellbeing, we will share some affirmations for the day.


  • Victor Perton

    Chief Optimism Officer

    The Centre for Optimism

    I ask people what makes them optimistic.

    The purpose? To help everyone and anyone become more optimistic and to add to their CV “I am a realistic and infectiously optimistic leader.” My underpinning beliefs are “The leader looks like the person in your mirror” & “All good leadership is optimistic.” I am the author of “Optimism: The How and Why” and “The Case for Optimism: The Optimist's Voices”. I am the Founder and Editor of “The Australian Leadership Project” ( I am an author, speaker, compère, moderator, barrister and researcher. In prison, schools, universities, boards, corporates, NGOs, conferences and retreats I have shared the learnings from “The Case for Optimism" & The Australian Leadership Project. I am available to moderate roundtables and retreats, deliver keynote speeches and conference panels and one-to-one coaching. For the right causes, we undertake CEO & board searches with optimistic leadership as the sought-after quality. My life experience includes stints as Commissioner to the Americas, 18 years a parliamentarian, practice as a barrister, mediator, arbitrator, businessman and board service. I was Senior Engagement Adviser in the Australian G20 presidency supporting Australian leadership of the G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors & in the Brisbane G20 Leaders Summit described by the Prime Minister as "the most important gathering Australia has ever hosted."