I no longer hold the view that thinking positive thoughts mean that I’m entitled to a steady stream of “manna from heaven”. I’ve also found that trying too hard to make myself feel positive can be harmful to me. Positive thinking is becoming more about who I am rather than something I’m trying to force myself to do. By developing a more open relationship to my environment I’m able to let go of beliefs that held me back, I’m clearing the way for a more positive outlook on life. Of course this does not mean that it is all plain sailing, but it does mean that I’m better able to see the good in life even on an otherwise shitty day.
Positive Thinking is Energy
I like to think of positive thinking as a type of energy. It is a force inside that allows me to do the things I need to do in order to find success in life. It is not about lying in bed and waiting for luck to come knocking my door down, it is about getting out of bed each morning with the determination to get something done. This positivity is the exact opposite of the negative energy that wants to pull me down and keep me down. I can now see that this negative energy from self limiting beliefs and self hate.
The positive thinking that benefits my life does not involve waiting for good things to happen to me. I do believe that things will always work out of the best, but this does not mean that they will work out the way that I want them to work out. For me “things working out for the best” means “working out the way they should” – the only way they can work out. By being positive it means that I will be able to make the most of what lies ahead. It means that I’ll be doing the right things so that if manna does start to fall from heaven I’ll be there to catch it. I don’t need the universe to give me what I want – I just need my positive outlook so I can make the best of what I have.