by Skyfloating (hope I got that correct):
I stopped practicing the normal type of "positive thinking" a long time ago, because it supresses negativity. Paradoxically, supressing
negativity only makes it stronger and bigger. Compassion and non-resistance allows it to dissipate, which makes it easier to switch to the
Actually I should say that it is Doctors who wrote those books and self-help tapes (maybe CD's nowadays) back in the '80's. Some people may equate
that with New Age Type Ideas. Actually they are proven ideas by Doctors to help people not behave better but to be better and then perhaps more
Spiritual. I should state that really they do not give you any more positiveness in the world, as going positive, but just allow a different train of
thought so you do not always be negative.
This actually allows you to seek other methods then always complaining about what is going on. Take politics for example. To me, if you wanted me to
endorse some political candidate as of now, I would say -- there is no one that I see or hear to vote for in the upcoming Election. Sorry, but if I
may be so bold, I see the old habits, and to me, it all sounds good, but in the end -- it is what it is to me -- actually lies because those political
candidates are lying to his/her self. They may mean well, but the world may fall apart and they would all say that they were meaning well. To me, they
only mean well to themselves, as in thinking that they are actually giving answers or will have an answer to this mess we are in. Of course I can not
prove that I have any better answers, so the two trains of thought coming out of both political parties are still what they seem to be. For example,
briefly - fight the terrorist (and of course the thought they are creating more terrorists or fighters to the cause) and talk to the terrorists (in
which case they regroup and plan another attack). Now, since some people are angry about what they do (they have no religion so why bring it up) and
the other (we'll talk them into behaving better for us and them and all of that) point of view may never solve the problem.
What is that one tech in the computer game "Civilization IV" that has Lenord Nimoy citing that phrase? I can't remember but the phrase goes
something like this written by someone a long time ago:
"Words have both the power to create and destroy. When words are used with kindness they can create but when used in anger they can destroy." Well,
something like that but in the end, it is the way that communications can take place. The feelings may change if the words continue to be that way
because with Leaders people will take notice on how they communicate.
So, it is not so much being positive, as being attuned and aware and alert more in the end. Those books like I stated are written by Doctors and
others of actually Science. They do not judge anyone but help people who only seek to really help themselves. A lot of people state they are better
than that in the first place -- when it is clear at least in my opinion that they are not. There are other methods also brought up back then in the
'80's like self-hypnosis and other techniques, but again it is up to the individual how they think they will use those techniques. If done
correctly, they can only lead to Spirituality in the end, and not to deviousness that some people still claim to this day that they are not. They are
not willing to hear it, and they do not listen, for with all of it, they do not think that they can change the basic personality of his/her self. They
limited themselves a long, long time ago, and that was due to all the negative messages they fed his/her self about this world and others.
So, those techniques really do not give positiveness, but raise awareness and perhaps help the person gain a better perspective about how the world
could be, if some stubborn attitudes did not come out of people.
Do confuse the issue though. There are still Congress people who do think better than others and that way, but in the end I think that they are not a
majority. So life will continue on despite this world and whatever happens, and as a person then survival becomes an important issue, which also can
lead to the paranormal and some people just knowing about some issue that may affect that person.
Also the book came out back then that stated also that it is "Moderation" in everything that is done, as with eating, and with habits and with
knowing what it is that a person is really doing and thinking. This I guess scares some people because they want to remain to themselves capable of
giving theirselves an excuse, but really just should state that "Humans are not Perfect" although a person can strive to be better and hence
"Spiritual" according to themselves which may include religion at some point, but not the punishment that usually goes along with religion seemingly
turning a lot of people off in the manner of believing that God can be positive about Creating life as humans in the first place, or perhaps as The
Bible states about ending all life. Whenever that is, that is God's Decision, but to me He would be breaking His Own Rules and the Word. I think in
the end now, that Evil can destroy its self, but may want to take others along because Evil is that way. On the other hand God may not include anyone,
but rather give you Free Will to decide for yourself. That all leads then to me at least to "Spirituality", which in the end, no one can take away,
even if they did not intend to know the difference. It also does not leave yourself open to the abuse that may come out of some people. It takes a lot
of work though through thought to Come into Being. And Humans are and may not ever be Perfect in that Respect.
Take it with a grain of salt then. It is searching for a way to teach people to become better, and although that is the general thought, the world
still is the way that it is in the end. Avoid the traps, and move on. That is all a person can do.