Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why Positive Thinking Can Be a Negative Thing

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Sometimes people in our community can be overly dependent on positive thinking.  We need to be real about how we actually feel. 


Anne said...

Enjoyed your discussion quite a bit, but I didn't get the sense that you had seriously taken on the topic of why positive thinking can be a negative thing. In fact, you quickly morphed into a discussion that was basically positive, saying that we must "soldier on" even when negative feelings emerge during our practice, because it will be worthwhile in the end. This is a positive message, and I agree with it wholeheartedly. So, it seems to me that thinking positively is always beneficial.

Zhana21 said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Anne. I really appreciate it.

I may not have been clear enough. I am NOT saying we should “soldier on”. What I am saying is that we need to ENGAGE with how we are actually feeling. To me, “soldiering on” is the opposite of this – it means we are ignoring how we actually feel.

The parts of ourselves that have doubts, that are anxious or insecure, that say things like “this is not going to work”, need love. They need reassurance. They need support. We need to keep working with them – for example, by tapping on them.

I'm going to be saying more about this soon.