The thing about the human mind is that it always defaults to the negative. When I first realized that, I breathed a sigh of relief. OK, so it’s not just me. I’m not a “negative person,” per se, “I’m just human,” I thought. That understanding still didn’t solve the problem. But it did give me insight.
I pondered, “If the human mind always goes back to stinking thinking,” How can I ever uplift myself on a regular basis? This level of inquiry started for me when I was in my twenties. I was very sick at the time. In fact, I was facing death and I felt scared. Because I didn’t see any alternative, if I wanted to heal, I began to submerge myself in “the positive.”
I bought every self-help tape I could find in the hopes of uplifting myself into a more positive state. The problem was that all this positive self-talk seemed to have a short shelf-life. It worked. I would feel much more positive and confident after being guided on positive-thinking inner journeys, but the old negative thoughts always wanted to once again rear their ugly head.