Exploring The Power of Positive Thinking
“All is Well”
In 1952, Norman Vincent Peal championed the concept of the power of positive thinking when he published the renowned book by the same name. Having sold over 20 million copies in 41 languages, the book speaks to the idea that how we choose to think directly affects how we experience life - namely as a positive or a negative experience. Dr. Peal confessed that as a youth he had the worst inferiority complex of all and developed his positive thinking philosophy as a way to deal with his situation. Peale said that Positive thinking is just another term for faith." He also wrote, "Your unconscious mind ... [has a] power that turns wishes into realities when the wishes are strong enough."
In your life, what wishes and desires would you like to see turned into reality? And how is your faith quotient? Admittedly, it is easy to lose faith in the face of adversity, conflicts, misfortunes or the myriad of challenges that plague the human journey. What differentiates how a positive individual experiences ‘negative’ situations, from someone who loses faith, is that he acknowledges that a situation is negative or less than ideal yet, he CHOOSES to frame it in a positive light! Hence, he still must deal with what is put before him, but he does not give his power up to it. Instead, he continues to energize, in the form of his thoughts, his wishes and desires.
Specifically, instead of thinking ‘all is lost’, “I’ll never recover” or “What’s the use?”, he maintains an unwavering attitude of gratitude for life itself and sees challenges as opportunities for growth. This attitude is illustrated by thoughts such as “even this too shall pass”, “I know that all is unfolding exactly as it should, and like in the hit movie ‘ The 3 idiots”, affirms that “All is Well”. So the choice is yours: allow the critical voice to dictate your thoughts, and negativity will become synonymous with life; choose to consciously establish and maintain a positive mindset, then life becomes a journey filled with wonder and great anticipation for what gifts await you around the corner!
If your mindset is not ‘naturally’ inclined towards positivity, then get some help from a life coach, a wise elder, a good friend or a good book such as ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’! Remember, it is a choice which only you can make and my wish for you is that it is a Positive one!