The Power of "Positive" Thinking
So today I thought we needed to take a moment and look beyond this paradox in time.
This paradox we live in can be either true or false or both at the same time, which can be a logical contradiction. But it's essentially circular time when a future event causes a past event and the past event in turn is the cause of the future event.
The purpose of a paradox is to arrest attention and provoke "fresh thought".
Winston Churchill once said . . . "The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible".
So I look at this picture only to be reminded that at the end of the day . . . no matter how hard life is . . . tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make things better. We must remember that what we see in this world is what we can carry in our heart.
Mahatma Gandhi once said . . .
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
And keep your values positive because your values become your "destiny"!
I spoke of being validated and being vulnerable yesterday.
So why do we need validation? Well . . . we as human being all need to be "validated" in our life. You see . . . Validation is the recognition or affirmation that a person or their feelings or opinion 'needs" to feel valid and worthwhile. We need validation of our "self-worth". But the point that people miss with this . . . is it must come from within first.
And what about vulnerability? We see vulnerability as a feeling of being easily hurt or attacked. We associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame and uncertainty. BUT . . . what we fail to pull from vulnerability is the "power of positive thinking" because vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity and LOVE!