positive thoughts and emotions is advantageous, positive
thinking itself is not "Hallmark Card thinking."
It's really an ongoing
awareness that all truly is well with the world, with life, and
with oneself. It's also a commitment not to mindlessly pass on fears but to
positive energy, images, ideas, and feelings into the lives of
to help them attune to the wellness at the heart of the world.
try to think positive thoughts all the time, but I'm not
that good at it. Years of conditioning by parents and
other family members who always saw the negative sides of
things keep me thinking that things are going to go wrong
somehow, some way, and having all of the traits of an Adult
Child of an Alcoholic keeps me likewise constantly expecting
another disaster rather than focusing on the positive and
the good that are all around me all the time.
Nevertheless, I try because I've seen first-hand the
positive results of positive thinking.
are no miracles about it--it's more a question of "like
attracts like." Positive people attract other
positive people and positive situations. Looking at
the bright side of the world puts one in a position to
experience more brightness, and the energy that's created
from positivity is much stronger than that created from
negativity. The makers of Monsters, Inc. knew
this when they showed us that the energy from children's
laughter was much, much more powerful than the energy
generated by their fears.
can be positive when I always try to find the best possible
outcome to any situation; when I encourage someone else
rather than criticize them; when I decide to go on with
something that I want to quit on because I know that
somehow, the best possible result will come out of it as
long as I act with good intentions and give it my
best. I don't expect fairy-tale endings, but I know
that my positive thoughts will help me to stick with
whatever I'm doing and do my best at it.
can also be positive when I see something awful happen and
realize that this isn't what life is about, and that this,
too, shall pass.
thinking isn't delusional thinking. It's helping to
put positive energy into a world that desperately needs
positivity because so many of our fellow humans want to
contribute only in negative ways. Let's be positive,
for our sakes, for the sakes of the other people in our
world, and for the world's sake.
Why do so many people criticize the idea of thinking
What are some of the obstacles that keep us focused on
How might we be able to consistently think positive
thoughts even when the world seems to be dreadfully
Positive thinking is not always the easiest
course of action when confronting
difficulties. If, however, we can remain focused on keeping hope strong
not succumbing to negative influences, we will meet with success
in dealing with anything life may throw in our path.
Hiram Rogers Lloyd
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